The Girl on the Boat

(35 customer reviews)


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Weight4.8 oz
Dimensions8 × 5.25 × .25 in

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35 reviews for The Girl on the Boat

  1. Linda Pautz (verified owner)

    How thrilling to have a behind the scene look at Bailey’s life and dreams. The mystery part leaves you wanting more.

  2. Sam Petitto

    Danielle has done it again. I find myself looking forward to her next book in the Mailboat series before I’ve even finished reading the latest one.

  3. Nancy Diestler

    The Girl on the Boat draws you into a web of mystery and suspense. As the reader gets to know and love the characters, their lives become imbedded in the heart as their stories are introduced and unfold. I love reading more about my favorite characters, and hold my breath as Bailey tries out for the mailboat jumper position! Highly recommend!

  4. Kimberly

    This little gem of a book will give you an nice peek into the exciting world of a picturesque town, Lake Geneva. There are wonderful characters to meet and plenty of mystery to solve. If you haven’t dived in to the Mailboat series yet, this is a great starting point! If you are already a Mailboat fan you will love finding out more background on your favorite characters!

  5. Elaine Montgomery

    I’m usually not a big fan of prequels as they’re often just a way for an author to tell us things they haven’t figured out how to include in their novels. Danielle Lincoln Hanna is, however, not a run of the mill author and The Girl on the Boat is not your ordinary prequel.

    Setting the scenes for the rest of the series, this book introduces us to Bailey, Monica, and Tommy and the world of Lake Geneva. Even after reading the first three books in the series, I didn’t actually understand just how hard the job of the mail jumper is.

    The Girl on the Boat is a great introduction into the twisty mind of Danielle Lincoln Hanna and an all around great read.

  6. Susan

    The Girl on the Boat really whets your appetite for the rest of the Mailboat book series. Danielle Lincoln Hanna gives us more insight into three of the series’ main characters; Bailey, Tommy, and Monica; and leaves us with hints to the overall mystery. For readers of the Mailboat series, The Girl on the Boat is a great read while we wait for the next book. And if you haven’t started the series, this is a great place to start.

  7. Cynthia Koetterhagen

    Love the new book. Can’t wait to read the rest when the book comes out. Kept my interest.????????????❤️❤️❤️

  8. Jo Marie Dohrmann (verified owner)

    I loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. Waiting for the new book this summer. Even my 88 yo mom loves these books. Keep them coming!

  9. Lisa (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved this boot. Getting to know more about Bailey and now a few new characters was fabulous . Couldn’t put it down and read it in a day. LOVED IT!!

  10. Debby Caves (verified owner)

    I love the whole Mailboat series. I cannot wait for Mailboat IV in August.

  11. tom cappello

    Too many unresolved issues. Not happy with it.

  12. Rebecca P.

    I received this book as a gift and just LOVED it. Danielle Hanna has topped my “favorite author” list for a while now and she never disappoints. Having read the other books in the series already, I was worried that this one would somehow seem cheesy or “less” than the others as I often find myself disappointed in other author’s novellas. That was certainly not the case here. What I loved is that if you have not read any of the other Mailboat books, this could be a great start. And, yet, having read the others, I was very happy with this story. It felt like a flashback in the current series and gave a great sneak peek into the storyline. And, just when I thought the story was over, Danielle managed to leave us with a little “twist.” This was a very good read and fabulous addition to the rest of the series. Can’t wait for more!

  13. Jill

    Loved it!
    Can’t wait for next book!

  14. Judy Jansen

    I loved reading this book that gave us a little more insight into the character of Bailey! I have loved this series and cannot wait for the fourth book in August!!!!

  15. theresa mullvain (verified owner)

    the 4 books arrived. the ribbon was a nice touch.
    I started reading the first book and was not able to put it down. I am now half way into the third book

  16. Donna Bernard

    Have read all the books in the Mailboat series and am hungry for more. Keep writing Danielle

  17. Mark Baumbach

    For those who have read the Mailboat series, this book is another gem. I could not put it down, like all of Danielle’s books.
    The storyline with Monica was especially enlightening. Buy it and enjoy!

  18. Sharon

    I really enjoyed this prequel to “The Mailboat” series. Since I have not read anything by this author before, I am a new fan. I immediately ordered the three book series and totally looking forward to enjoying more by Ms Hanna. Good character development, and made me care what happens to Bailey.

  19. Rebecca St. Dizier

    I loved it. It seemed short to me but I always want more😂😂😂

  20. Linda Mosier

    I loved it. I agree with Rebecca St. Ditzler. It was too short. I will read the others in the series as well.

  21. Carolyn

    I really enjoyed the book, however did not realize it was a prequel. Now i am up in the air about the ending. Ill definitely read the rest.

  22. Lana

    Loved this book! Drew me in right away!! Omgosh, you are automatically rooting for this girl! I thought I knew what was going on and then, swoop,something entirely different pops up, and then, the prequel was over, leaving me wanting the rest, right now!! Great author!! Love her style of writing! So fresh!

  23. Pam

    This free book was great! What a thriller & loved the character! It was too short! Give me more!!!

  24. LeJean

    What an intriguing story. It is very well written and draws you into the other books in the series. Very well done.

  25. Mekanie

    I really enjoyed this story! I live in WI and have heard about the mail boats and the kids that do the jumping. The main characters are all likable. I’m looking forwad to the next book!

  26. Shirl

    I just turned 82 this week, and I loved The Girl on The Boat. Can’t wait to get the next one. I read, read, read, lots of books, plus my bible through each year. My mom said I was born with a book in my hands. So I am really looking forward to reading the Mailboat series. Thanks, and God bless.

  27. Dar

    First thing I’ve read by this author. I believe this is going to be a good series. Hopefully the story continues on with Bailey and Tommy’s relationship and Baron’s situation. Enjoyed the book.

  28. Linda

    Wow! You hooked me with this one. This is a new author for me. Loved the story with this teaser. I will definitely read the whole series.

  29. Irene

    Loved the prequel and book 1. Just purchased book 2 and 3 and I am anxious to continue the series.

  30. Alma Collins

    This my first book by this author. I enjoyed this prequel to the Mailboat Series very much and can’t wait to begin reading the entire series. Thank you Danielle for the chance to read it!

  31. Barb

    I thought this book was really good. Yes, it was short but got me interested enough to want to buy more in this series!

  32. Alice Pearson

    I was not able to bring it up on my fire!!!

  33. Faye Wilcox

    It was a very intriguing, hard to stop reading. I enjoyed very much!


    A fun summer read. Being from Wisconsin and going to Lake Geneva while growing up, it was a vivid description and feel of the boats and town. The author put in some nice twists on the character front. An enjoyable book. I am looking forward to completing the series.

  35. kahney

    Good read and defined the characters well

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