Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Review - Queen of the Waves

When pampered Jacqueline Abington secretly elopes 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.

Award-winning author Janice Thompson, who also writes under the name Janice Hanna, has published nearly eighty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more.

She formerly served as vice president of the Christian Authors Network and was named the 2008 Mentor of the Year by the American Christian Fiction Writers.
Thompson lives in Spring, Texas, near her four grown daughters and young grandchildren. She leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends and two mischievous dachshunds.

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I was intrigued when I found out that this book had the "Titanic" as the background. I enjoy reading novels that are set on the "Titanic" because it is such a tragic situation. This novel did not disappoint.
I enjoyed the characters and found myself really caring about them. There's a bit of mystery and intrique between some of the characters that made the story even better as I wanted to find out about these people. 

I really enjoyed the romance of the book. Jacquie who is well off and has fallen in love with the gardner's son, Peter - and the other, Tessa, a pig farmer's daughter who is miraculously taking a voyage on the "Titanic" in place of Jacquie who wants to stay with Peter.  It's interesting to see the dynamics of these two girls being thrown into situations that they are not used to.
I loved how the author brought into some of the historical facts of the "Titanic" into the story and also the story of faith was a main theme, which I enjoyed. 
All in all, this was a very good book that I'm sure you'll enjoy. There's enough mystery and wanting to know what happens to these two girls to keep you on the edge of your seat. Yes, we know what happened to the "Titanic" but the story of the characters is what keeps us turning the pages of this good book.
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Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. I'm glad you enjoyed Tessa's story. :)


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