Sonia, thrown by a broken mid-life marriage, flees to Sweden to stay with her friend Inge. Forty-nine, a professional woman in Washington, D.C., she’s run the gamut from open relationships to an attempt at a normal marriage with Ben. She’s failed to get love, sex, and respectability lined up. Inge’s had her own take on “normal,” having been a Swedish trophy wife in America. Her brother Ammon sparks Sonia’s bruised heart with temptation. By chance, Sonia brings the answer to their family secret.

My Boat Is So Small is an incredible, poignant and entertaining novel that managed to captivate as well as delight me from the first few pages. My Boat Is So Small can only be described as the perfect novel for those who are looking for an escape as well as to read a book that is full of juicy secrets and memorable characters. The story laced throughout this book is one that will be perfect for women as it weaves themes of marriage, love, and divorce in the most flawless of ways. I loved My Boat Is So Small, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should all read this book as you will not regret it!

My Boat Is So Small follows the female protagonist of the novel, Sonia as her life is thrown up in the air after a horrific divorce. Sonia needs to escape the bitter divorce she has experienced, and so she decides to visit her friend Inge in scenic Sweden. Once there Sonia will reflect on her life and think of what went wrong, she will find herself while there and she may even find love with Inge’s brother Ammon. The reader will follow Sonia on her journey to happiness once more all while secrets are unveiled and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational My Boat Is So Small.

The story of My Boat Is So Small is one that should be a movie, I write this because the story is so wonderfully developed that it plays out in your head like a movie so it would be incredible to see this on the big screen one day. My Boat Is So Small has all the components which make not only a great movie but of course a great book. The story is full of enigmatic characters with distinct personalities who perfectly propel the story, and the book is also full of flawless literature that will delight, excite and engross its readers for many hours.

Ruta Sevo is the exceptional author of My Boat Is So Small and I admit, I am gutted that I have not discovered her work sooner! My Boat Is So Small is the perfect read for me as books such as this one make for the perfect escape from everyday life. Sevo knows how to flawlessly transport her reader into the story as well as to Sweden because her descriptions are glorious and will correctly paint a picture of the isolated but beautiful landscape.

When I began to read My Boat Is So Small I was instantly impressed by the amount of depth and plot layers in the story. Ruta Sevo has managed to develop a notable book that is full of many themes and many memorable moments. Sevo wonderfully takes the reader on a journey through a traumatic divorce as well as through the early stages of a fresh start and the result of this was a highly entertaining read that I will not be able to forget for a long time.

Not only is Ruta Sevo fantastic for developing such a brilliant story but she is also magnificent for her poignant moments and her characterization of her characters. I particularly loved the characterization of Sonia because Sevo writes her character in an honest way in which all women will be able to relate to her. Sonia’s character is realistic and brazen with her thoughts and feelings and the reader won’t be able to resist falling in love and sympathizing with her thanks to her likability.

As My Boat Is So Small is a remarkable, memorable and original story that readers are going to love I, of course, have to award this sensational book five stars! So please, if you love women’s fiction or even contemporary fiction then I recommend this book as it is incredible!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on My Boat Is So Small; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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Aimee Ann, Thank you so much for your reading of My Boat Is So Small! I think you do a great job of giving readers a preview of the many adventures packed into this story. I wanted to convey the confusing and complex experiences that were typical of a girl and a woman who entered maturity in the 1960s. It was a time of “free love,” questioning marriage and fidelity, and trying to be “good and normal” and still explore some boundaries. Several of my friends say: “Story of my life.” I wanted to capture our real stories in Sonia and Ingrid’s fictional story here. On top of that, I couldn’t resist a vicarious trip to Sweden, struggles with painful family secrets, and the temptations of a new man. I am so glad you see a movie, because I tried for the fun of that.

As the title says, no matter what generation, we all find ourselves in a Boat that is just too small for the big, changing world. I bet millennials have quite a different set of challenges with love and marriage. I’d love to hear them tell us what they think they are.

I am so glad this book has joined your library of riches here.

Thank you for your lovely comment Ruta! Your book is incredible and I adored every moment of it. You have such a talent and it is so lovely working with you. I am looking forward to reviewing your next book and look forward to getting started! Thank you again Ruta.

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