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Publisher Description

Bestselling author and master storyteller Tricia Stringer tackles troubled relationships, second chances and love old and new in this uplifting story of unlikely dining companions thrown together on a glamorous cruise. Readers of Liz Byrski, Monica McInerney and Rachael Johns will love this book.
'A delightful, wise and heart–warming novel about second chances that celebrates friendships old and new. I devoured every page.' Rachael Johns

A cruise, no matter how magical, can't change your life. Can it...?

Clever, charming dressmaker Ketty Clift is embarking on her final cruise from Sydney before she must make serious changes in her life. Supported by the ship's all-powerful maître d' Carlos, she has a mission: transform the lives of those who join her at her dining table every evening. Not only can Ketty turn Cinderellas into princesses with her legendary style-eye, but she has a gift for bringing people together.

But this trip is different. As the glamour and indulgence of the cruise takes hold, and the ship sails further away from Sydney towards the Pacific Islands, it becomes clear that her fellow travellers - a troubled family, a grieving widower and an angry divorcee determined to wreak revenge on her ex - are going to be harder work than usual.

As Ketty tries to deal with her own problems, including the unexpected arrival on board of her long-lost love, Leo - the man who broke her heart - as well as troubling news from home, she begins to realise this might be the one cruise that will defeat her.

Fiction & Literature
1 October
HQ Fiction
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

cocktails by the pool. ,

Table for 8

Great read ,but should come with a warning,I booked a cruise whilst reading this book. Perfect holiday read or for anytime to take you away from everyday.

ShazTY ,


I very much enjoyed this book. The characters kept evolving throughout. Easy reading and makes you want to book a cruise.

Lorreen6395 ,

Table for eight .....

I have enjoyed this book from the first few pages. Author Tricia Stringer has such a beautiful graphic way of writing. You can almost be in the room to watch the fabrics move alongside the lives of friends of old & those who are new. See the colours come alive on the page, along side the friendships. Loved this book from start to finish & if it is soft read your looking for, then this book is for you. I am going to recommend this book to friends for sure.

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