The book…

New love. Exotic Destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What could go wrong?

A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she’s in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

“Wow, what a book. Exciting. Dramatic. Honest. Torre DeRoche is an author to follow.” —Australian Associated Press


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“In her debut, DeRoche has penned such a beautiful, thrilling story you’ll have to remind yourself it’s not fiction. Her language is effortless.” —Courier Mail

The journey

Map of the Journey of Amazing Grace in the book Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche –

“…a love story that will keep you turning the pages and leave you feeling bereft as you finish the last line.”Modern Women’s Survival Guide 


“A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart.” —Kirkus Reviews





Photo Credits: US Cover photo by Gigi Griffis. Australian/UK cover photo by Abbie Headon.