About the book:
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.
About the Author:
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. Readers can keep up with Janice Thompson by visiting janiceathompson.com, becoming a fan on Facebook or following her Twitter.
My thoughts:I was thrilled to receive another book in the American Tapestries series, this has been such a thought provoking series and I find the historic side to be fascinating. Queen of the Waves didn't disappoint me. I've always been interested in the Titanic after watching the movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown and of course the famous Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio. This book left me wanting more of the American Tapestries series, I want them all! What can I say, I'm a book hog.
Tessa was my favorite character in Queen of the Waves due to her modesty and humility, both are characteristics that I value. 5 stars for Thompson and the beautiful portrayal of what it might be like to finally have the life you thought you always wanted. Her words wove a beautiful but tragic story of the opulence aboard the Titanic and all the heartache, loss and sorrow that also happened on that horrific night.
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