The Girl Who Came Home

The Girl Who Came Home
  • Author : Hazel Gaynor
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780062316875

The Girl Who Came Home Book Review:

Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants. Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again. Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.

Distant Waves

Distant Waves
  • Author : Suzanne Weyn
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780545085847

Distant Waves Book Review:

Five sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel from New York to London, and as the Titanic conveys them and their acquaintances home, the inventions of scientist Nikola Tesla will either doom or save them all.

The Titanic Sisters

The Titanic Sisters
  • Author : Patricia Falvey
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2021-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781496732576

The Titanic Sisters Book Review:

“The enchanting saga of two Irish sisters…This new chapter of Titanic lore is worth plunging into.” —Publishers Weekly From the acclaimed author of The Girls of Ennismore comes a captivating and extraordinary tale of perseverance and bravery. This touching saga of sisterhood—perfect for fans of Fiona Davis and Marie Benedict—follows two young Irish women yearning for independence and adventure, as they set sail on RMS Titanic—the “ship of dreams”—only to be faced with the tragedy of that fabled maiden voyage… Delia Sweeney has always been unlike her older sister—fair and delicate compared to tall, statuesque Nora, whose hair is as dark as Donegal turf. In other ways too, the sisters are leagues apart. Nora is her mother’s darling, favored at every turn, and expected to marry into wealth. Delia, constantly slighted, finds a measure of happiness helping her da on the farm. The rest of the time, she reads about far-off places that seem sure to remain a fantasy. Until the day a letter arrives from America . . . A distant relative has provided the means for Delia and Nora to go to New York. Delia will be a lowly maid in a modest household, while Nora will be governess for a well-to-do family. In Queenstown, Cork, they board the Titanic, a majestic new ocean liner making its maiden voyage. Any hope Delia carried that she and her sister might become closer during the trip soon vanishes. For there are far greater perils to contend with as the ship makes its way across the Atlantic . . . In the wake of that fateful journey, Delia makes an impulsive choice—and takes Nora’s place as governess. Her decision sparks an adventure that leads her from Fifth Avenue to Dallas, Texas, where oilfields bring unimagined riches to some, despair to others. Delia grows close to her vulnerable young charge, and to the girl’s father. But her deception will have repercussions impossible to foresee, even as it brings happiness within reach for the first time . . .

The Girl on the Carpathia

The Girl on the Carpathia
  • Author : Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-07-16
  • ISBN : 173760700X

The Girl on the Carpathia Book Review:

Historical fiction of the senate inquiry into the sinking of RMS Titanic

Titanic: The Long Night

Titanic: The Long Night
  • Author : Diane Hoh
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2012-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781453248188

Titanic: The Long Night Book Review:

Two teenagers discover true love aboard the doomed ocean liner Elizabeth Farr never wanted to return to America. During her family’s vacation abroad, she has fallen in love with England, and is despondent when her father refuses to let her stay. Returning to New York means having her debut into society, and that means a swiftly arranged marriage. Elizabeth will never go to college, never learn to be a reporter—as she sees it, her life is over as soon as the Titanic reaches port. Of course, if she’s unlucky, her life will be over far sooner than that. As Elizabeth and her family settle into their first-class cabins, Katie Hanrahan, a young Irish girl with dreams of finding fortune in America, makes her way to a steerage berth. Both girls have plans for the future, but love and death are about to intervene. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage
  • Author : Hugh Brewster
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2012-03-27
  • ISBN : 9780307984715

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage Book Review:

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The Titanic has often been called "An exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era,” but until now, her story has not been presented as such. In Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement and presents compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers: millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim; President Taft's closest aide, Major Archibald Butt; writer Helen Churchill Candee; the artist Frank Millet; movie actress Dorothy Gibson; the celebrated couturiere Lady Duff Gordon; aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes; and a host of other travelers. Through them, we gain insight into the arts, politics, culture, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. And with them, we gather on the Titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro
  • Author : Christine Féret-Fleury
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2019-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781250315434

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro Book Review:

“With a cast of characters reminiscent of the French film Amélie, Féret-Fleury creates a world that is delightful and enchanting...Light and sweet as a bonbon, this little confection of a book is delicious.” —Kirkus Reviews For fans of Amélie and The Little Paris Bookshop, a modern fairytale about a French woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his young daughter. Juliette leads a perfectly ordinary life in Paris, working a slow office job, dating a string of not-quite-right men, and fighting off melancholy. The only bright spots in her day are her métro rides across the city and the stories she dreams up about the strangers reading books across from her: the old lady, the math student, the amateur ornithologist, the woman in love, the girl who always tears up at page 247. One morning, avoiding the office for as long as she can, Juliette finds herself on a new block, in front of a rusty gate wedged open with a book. Unable to resist, Juliette walks through, into the bizarre and enchanting lives of Soliman and his young daughter, Zaide. Before she realizes entirely what is happening, Juliette agrees to become a passeur, Soliman’s name for the booksellers he hires to take stacks of used books out of his store and into the world, using their imagination and intuition to match books with readers. Suddenly, Juliette’s daydreaming becomes her reality, and when Soliman asks her to move in to their store to take care of Zaide while he goes away, she has to decide if she is ready to throw herself headfirst into this new life. Big-hearted, funny, and gloriously zany, The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is a delayed coming-of-age story about a young woman who dares to change her life, and a celebration of the power of books to unite us all.

Something's Alive on the Titanic

Something's Alive on the Titanic
  • Author : Robert J. Serling
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2013-06-16
  • ISBN : 1490445714

Something's Alive on the Titanic Book Review:

They say that 'curiosity killed the cat' and that 'greed damns your soul', and seldom have these sayings been more terrifyingly true than in one of the greatest horror stories of our times, Robert J. Serling's bestselling 'Something's Alive on the Titanic'. Ten years before the official discovery, in 1985, of the Titanic in its watery grave by Dr. Robert Ballard, a code-breaker, Derek Montague, fixes on a reference in the Titanic's manifest to 'Sovereign Metals Ltd. - 34 cases nails, screws and bolts'. Montague knows that Sovereign Metals' operations centered on smuggling and what they usually smuggled was gold. So, in his mind at least, the Titanic was probably carrying 34 cases of gold bullion when it went down in 1912 - 34 cases that are still lying there for the taking by the first people smart enough and brave enough to retrieve them from a probable depth of a daunting 12,000 feet under the sea. And so an expedition is launched with mixed motives - to be the first people to discover the Titanic and understand what really happened on that fateful voyage, and to be the only people to profit from the shadowy riches that were buried with her. And so, with reverence to the actual findings of Dr. Robert Ballard's expedition and the language and attitudes of the times, this heroic, ghostly and tragic tale begins ....


  • Author : Richard Peck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2012-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781101664377

Amanda/Miranda Book Review:

Intrigue, romance, and scheming aboard the Titanic This updated edition of the popular Richard Peck novel, available in time to commemorate the anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage in 1912, starts with a chilling prophecy. When Miranda begins her position as maid-servant to the glamorous and selfish Amanda Whitwell, Amanda wastes no time in using Miranda to suit her own cruel purposes. Miranda becomes the lynchpin to a plot that Amanda devises to marry an American who can maintain her lavish lifestyle, but also keeps the rogue she loves close at hand. However, destiny intervenes, and they board the ill-fated Titanic. This story has all of the romance, glamour, intrigue, and tragedy of the Titanic but ends, satisfyingly, with redemption and forgiveness.

The Girl From The Savoy

The Girl From The Savoy
  • Author : Hazel Gaynor
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 9780008162306

The Girl From The Savoy Book Review:

‘Addictive, charming and gleaming with Jazz Age glitz’ The Lady The fabulous new novel from the author of The Girl Who Came Home

The Wreck of the Titan

The Wreck of the Titan
  • Author : Morgan Robertson
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2020-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780486837321

The Wreck of the Titan Book Review:

This eerily prescient novella from 1898 — 14 years before the Titanic disaster — tells of an "unsinkable" luxury liner's maiden voyage across the Atlantic and her disastrous collision with an iceberg.

A Memory of Violets

A Memory of Violets
  • Author : Hazel Gaynor
  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2015-06-01
  • ISBN : 1628995890

A Memory of Violets Book Review:

Backcover: Center Point Large Print Edition Women's Fiction.

Luck of the Titanic

Luck of the Titanic
  • Author : Stacey Lee
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9781524740993

Luck of the Titanic Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British-Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage. Valora Luck has two things: a ticket for the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world, and a dream of leaving England behind and making a life for herself as a circus performer in New York. Much to her surprise though, she's turned away at the gangway; apparently, Chinese aren't allowed into America. But Val has to get on that ship. Her twin brother Jamie, who has spent two long years at sea, is there, as is an influential circus owner, whom Val hopes to audition for. Thankfully, there's not much a trained acrobat like Val can't overcome when she puts her mind to it. As a stowaway, Val should keep her head down and stay out of sight. But the clock is ticking and she has just seven days as the ship makes its way across the Atlantic to find Jamie, perform for the circus owner, and convince him to help get them both into America. Then one night the unthinkable happens, and suddenly Val's dreams of a new life are crushed under the weight of the only thing that matters: survival.

Surviving Savannah

Surviving Savannah
  • Author : Patti Callahan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2021-03-09
  • ISBN : 9781984803764

Surviving Savannah Book Review:

"An atmospheric, compelling story of survival, tragedy, the enduring power of myth and memory, and the moments that change one's life." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds "[An] enthralling and emotional tale...A story about strength and fate."--Woman's World “An epic novel that explores the metal of human spirit in crisis. It is an expertly told, fascinating story that runs fathoms deep on multiple levels.”—New York Journal of Books It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis. When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking. Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Forsyth, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions. This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving.

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
  • Author : Margaret Mitchell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 1072
  • Relase : 2020-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781473575431

Gone with the Wind Book Review:

'My dear, I don't give a damn.' Margaret Mitchell’s page-turning, sweeping American epic has been a classic for over eighty years. Beloved and thought by many to be the greatest of the American novels, Gone with the Wind is a story of love, hope and loss set against the tense historical background of the American Civil War. The lovers at the novel’s centre – the selfish, privileged Scarlett O’Hara and rakish Rhett Butler – are magnetic: pulling readers into the tangled narrative of a struggle to survive that cannot be forgotten. WINNER OF NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND PULITZER PRIZE 'For sheer readability I can think of nothing it must give way before' The New Yorker 'What makes some people come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong, and brave, go under?’ Margaret Mitchell

On the Edge of Daylight

On the Edge of Daylight
  • Author : Giselle Beaumont
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 474
  • Relase : 2018-04-17
  • ISBN : 0692094067

On the Edge of Daylight Book Review:

A captivating historical romance between a young seafarer and her superior officer aboard the RMS Titanic. Will they survive the sinking together and live to see daylight?

A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance
  • Author : Rohinton Mistry
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2010-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781551991382

A Fine Balance Book Review:

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry’s stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a “State of Internal Emergency.” Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances – and their fates – become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistry’s prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion, humour, and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured, and powerful novel written by one of the most gifted writers of our time.

My Most Excellent Year

My Most Excellent Year
  • Author : Steve Kluger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781101664797

My Most Excellent Year Book Review:

Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth-graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But that all changes when both friends fall in love for the first time. Enter Al‚. She's pretty, sassy, and on her way to Harvard. T.C. falls hard, but Al‚ is playing hard to get. Meanwhile, Augie realizes that he's got a crush on a boy. It's not so clear to him, but to his family and friends, it's totally obvious! Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year, where these three friends discover love, themselves, and how a little magic and Mary Poppins can go a long way.

The Historian

The Historian
  • Author : Elizabeth Kostova
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 660
  • Relase : 2005-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780759513839

The Historian Book Review:

The record-breaking phenomenon from Elizabeth Kostova is a celebrated masterpiece that "refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle). Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family’s past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe—in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world. “Part thriller, part history, part romance...Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous tale to tell.” —Baltimore Sun

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
  • Author : Hazel Gaynor
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2018-10-09
  • ISBN : 9780062698636

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter Book Review:

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. “They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.” 1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.