After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement and against her counsellor’s advice, Jackie ran away. Suddenly within a new culture, with a new husband, and no friends, she was living in the obscure world of cruising with zero knowledge of boats.
Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realised life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with a dinghy instead of a car. Suffering self doubts, she became fearful of her new world.
The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. Amid the raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she’d been harbouring.
Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels in love with another.
Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone fuelled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher.
Most importantly, Jackie found herself.
From the Author
Of Foreign Build took me fifteen years to write (part-time). The joy in producing a story that is helping men and women in their lives – today, is extraordinary. I’ve received many messages saying my story is so much more than a memoir. More recently I received an email from a lady who told me how Of Foreign Build has helped her through a bereavement and it is the first book in a year that she has been able to finish. I do hope you enjoy it too. I am working on my next book. It’s the story of Noel (my husband) and I trekking along part of the Bicentennial National Trail in Australia, with five horses, a tent and not much else. This extraordinary journey turned scared, blinkered horses into magnificent ‘war’ horses – meanwhile Noel and I suffered and were not as successful as we thought we’d be. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Horse Charity who rescued our boys – and allowed us to adopt them. Please do drop me a line – I enjoy helping other authors and engaging with readers. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.