Review: “Of Foreign Build: From Corporate Girl To Sea-Gypsy Woman” by Jackie Perry

Of Foreign Build by Jackie PerryA review by Julie.

I would like to thank the author for allowing Fangirls Read It First to review Of Foreign Build: From Corporate Girl To Sea Gypsy Woman.

This novel is a memoir written by author Jackie Perry as a part of the healing process for losing someone close to her. Jackie loses the person she loves and is understandably devastated. She meets her now husband, Noel, and they decide to travel the world on a boat. When they begin their journey, Jackie is full of self-doubt and realizes life will never be the same. The boat crashes within 24 hours which makes her doubt their ability to survive in this new world. Despite her doubts, Jackie and Noel continue to travel around the world and soon she starts losing the fear of a new life and begins recovering from her loss. The author encounters and overcomes several challenges in this nautical, testosterone filled world to become a captain and maritime teacher, ultimately finding herself.

I chose to read this book because the summary sounded great. Jackie’s way of dealing with grief in a unique way, finding and marrying a new love, and traveling around the world in a boat had me intrigued. In reality, it is filled with stories from port after port. The author did not include much in the way of descriptions and glossed over parts of the story that could have made it interesting. If you enjoy boating and understand or appreciate all of the nautical talk that took place, this book could definitely be for you. Unfortunately I found it boring, making it very difficult to even complete.

My rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars.

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