When pampered Jacqueline Abington plans to secretly marry the family gardener, she asks his sister 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 Jaqueline'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 the two women's lives are changed forever.
My thoughts: When I read the plot synopsis above, I KNEW I would have to take part in the Queen of the Waves tour. I have never read a fictional novel that took place aboard the Titanic and this one sounded quite intriguing to me. I love that we got to know the characters pretty well before they even stepped foot on the ship, it made me feel like I really knew these people who were aboard this magnificent ship. What I really loved about this novel were Thompson's great descriptions of the people on the Titanic and the descriptive words used to describe the ship itself. I could easily imagine it in my head and almost felt like I was there myself. I found that there were several interesting relationships to follow in this story which is mostly what held my attention and I also was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen to all of these characters I had come to love when the disaster did finally strike. I read this novel in two days. I could not put it down. I would recommend it to anyone even the least bit interested in historical romance, you will not be disappointed!
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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 for grown daughters and grandchildren. She leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends and two mischievous dachshunds.
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*Disclaimer- I received a complimentary copy of the book in order to conduct this review, however all opinions stated are 100% my own