The Floating Feldmans
Too bad her kids didnt get the memo.
Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annettes birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm. Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths theyve been ignoringand learn that the people they once thought most likely to sink ...more
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This was a pretty enjoyable read about family members who all seem to be hiding some sort of secret from one another. I do think it was a clever idea by the author to have most of the story take place on a cruise ship as it led to some interesting situations.
Annette Feldman decides she wants to do something special for her 70th birthday so she organizes a vacation on a cruise ship for her family. So Annette, her husband, her daughter, her son-in-law, two grandkids, her son and his ...more
Annette decides that it's time for her family to start acting like a family, so she books them all on a Caribbean cruise. She knows there are tensionsshe hasn't really forgiven ne'er-do-well son Freddy for calling her a bitch when he got ...more
Annette Feldman has the bright idea to celebrate her 70th birthday on a 4 day Caribbean cruise surrounded by her family. This is not one of those close knit, lovey dovey families. No, her two children seem to resent each other and neither is particularly close to their parents. They have trouble spending a few hours together let alone days in each others company. Add in a few secrets, such as a shopping addiction and a very young girlfriend, and as the book blurb says, you ...more
Many thanks to Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
This is going to be a very short review because, to be completely honest, I was only half paying attention throughout the entire book.
So, whats this book about?
Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annettes birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm. Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths theyve been ...more
Annette Feldman is celebrating a ...more
The Feldmans are more than a tad dysfunctional and a non-cohesive bunch, and thus for the past few years is reflected in their infrequent gatherings and their choice to be physically distance from the NE, by living in Colorado and California. Through the eyes of the matriarch, Annette, we observe her concern. One day she has an epiphany to reunite the family in a last ditch effort to encourage forgiveness and harmony between her son,Freddy and daughter, Elise. Both Freddy ...more
The Feldmans are a dysfunctional family, as most evidenced by the fact that they have chosen to put as much physical ...more
This is told via multiple perspectives, you hear from almost everyone in the Feldman crew and even a member of staff on the cruise. I love a good ensemble cast, and every single one of these people had some pretty juicy secrets. If ...more
The Floating Feldmans started with a bang, instantly drawing me into this very dysfunctional family's lives. Told from multiple perspectives, we learn very quickly that every family member is keeping secrets. The drama that ensues, on an incredibly claustrophobic cruise ship no less, is evocative and humorous.
I personally loved the scenes when the family was all together, their vivid personalities pinging off one another...and not always in a positive way. The ...more
𝙴𝚕𝚢𝚜𝚜𝚊 𝙵𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚍𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍, 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙵𝚕𝚘𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙵𝚎𝚕𝚍𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚜
After reading a ridiculous amount of mystery/thrillers this month, I needed a palate cleanse in the worst way! I was so excited to jump in with the Feldmans in this dysfunctional family comedy.
While it was full of funny banter and laughable antics by this high strung family, I was surprised at the depth and real issues and secrets many of the family ...more
Annettewearing just the right shade of lipstick. Always.
DavidAnnettes retired physician husband
EliseAnnette and Davids uptight homemaker daughter
MitchElises easy-going husband
Racheltheir college-age, good-girl daughter
Dariustheir ever ...more
It was really interesting reading from different characters perspectives, reading how each invite/call went was cool. Observing one another on the cruise was eye opening for them, evident that the cycle has continued. Very vivid and ...more
What it's all about...
When the elder Feldmans decide to take their adult children on a family bonding cruise...no one realized that this family had so many secrets from each other.
Why I wanted to read it...
This book was fast paced and well written. It was serious but it also had some comedic issues. It also had tons of secrets. Everyone was keeping a life altering secret from someone else in this family.
What made me truly enjoy this book...
I loved when ...more
After some initial confusion over ...more
While there was a slower buildup to the actual cruise so we could get to know the characters, when everyone was finally together, it was smooth sailing from that point forward (no pun intended). I was curious to see where ...more
Elise, her daughter, is dealing with a secret addiction; her husband, Mitch, has a major announcement to make once the entire family gathered; and their kids are both hiding some aspects of their lives. ...more
I'm such a sucker for dysfunctional family stories and The Floating Feldmans is a fun one, if those are your cup of tea too!
The premise of this one is that Annette Feldman has decided that she is going to book a cruise for her entire family, in honor of her 70th birthday! It has been over a decade since they have all been together and getting them all on a boat has them trapped ...more
The Felmans' are fantastically dysfunctional, and like many families they don't realize just how much until they're all sequestered together for a family cruise.
I love her easy writing, quirky and flushed out characters, and how you can so quickly become immersed in her lightheaded by accurate storytelling.
If you enjoyed Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak you'll love this delicious family ...more
Elyssa Friedland, Author of "The Floating Feldmans" has written a witty, entertaining,and emotional novel. The Genres for this story are Domestic Fiction, Humor, and Women's Fiction. The author describes her dysfunctional cast of characters as complex, and complicated, each having their own set of problems and secrets.
Annette Feldman is going to be 70 and has decided that she wants the ...more
Such an enjoyable and sweet story. Annette Feldman decides she wants to do something special for her 70th birthday so she organizes a vacation on a cruise ship for her family.This sounds fun right?
The book switches from one POV to another, it was nice that we could see the members of the family , I enjoyed most of them!I loved it and I could relate with some of them!It was a fun read perfect for summer!
This is a cute and entertaining book that is absolutely filled with family drama. At the very least it will make you feel better about your own family! Everyone in the Feldman family has at least one secret... And they're all embarking on a cruise together. What could possibly go wrong, right?
The book begins right as the big blowup on formal night is happening. But then it hops back in time to before the family embarks on the cruise. We get ...more