Thursday, October 4, 2012
Queen of the Waves...Review
When pampered Jacqueline Abington makes secret plans to elope with the family gardener, she asks another woman to take her place on the much anticipated maiden voyage of the Titanic. Tessa Bowen hails from a poor corner of London but has been granted the opportunity of a lifetime—a ticket to sail to America aboard a famed vessel. But there’s a catch: she must assume Jacqueline’s identity. For the first time in her life, Tessa stays in luxurious quarters, dresses in elegant gowns, and dines with prestigious people. Then a wealthy American man takes an interest in her, and Tessa struggles to keep up the ruse as she begins falling for him. When tragedy strikes, the game is up, and two women’s lives are forever changed.
When Jacqueline Abingdon asks Tessa Bowen to take her place on the Titanic's maiden voyage, neither woman can anticipate how their lives will change. Tessa enjoys the luxurious wealthy life aboard the Titanic, never dreaming that she'll fall in love. Iris, Jacqueline's maid, never imagines she'll find the opportunity to pursue her dreams and Jacqueline never imagines the fate that awaits her.
I've enjoyed Janice Thompson's other books and Queen of the Waves did not disappoint. It was a terrific new take on the Titanic story. Queen of the Waves captures the essence of the Titanic experience and doesn't in any way diminish the significance of the tragedy. The story alternates between Tessa and Iris on the ship and Jacqueline in England. The characters are likeable and realistic, the historical aspects are accurate and the Christian elements believable.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Janice Thompson here. You can purchase your own copy here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here.
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