The Woman Who Went Overboard by Florence Wetzel Book Review

Posted by Chelsea Poff on

This story follows Agnes on a Norwegian Fantasies Cruise and her search to find a husband. It is told from two different time lines as Agnes recounts everything that happened on the trip to a woman's daughter, who is looking for answers. 

Agnes is a woman who at first I felt bad for, but there quote on the front definitely describes Agnes the best "I don't know if you should hug her or run away." She's extremely eccentric and blind to her own flaws. She is also extremely devious and, as impatient as she is about getting a husband, she is very patient on her schemes.

I had a hard time really getting into this book, as it wasn't a anxiety inducing thriller like I'm used to. It was also pretty easy to tell who the guilty party was right off the bat, although I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. I really enjoyed the imagery of all the landscapes and wouldn't have minded being on the cruise with them to see these sites. 

There was a bit of comedy throughout the book and a wide variety of personalities. The author did a great job of having the reader connect with Agnes There were times I felt embarrassed with her, anger and happiness. Some of my favorite scenes were in the cafe.

Even though this book wasn't for me, that doesn't mean you won't like it, so give it a try!



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