Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Book Review- Queen of the Waves

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.

My Review:

After 100 years we are still captivated by the Titanic, so much has been uncovered yet still so much is left hidden. The author took the many unknown facts about Titanic and made a gripping story of the power of love, forgiveness, mercy, and new beginnings. Though many books have been written about the subjectJanice was able to make Queen of the Waves unique.

When a pig farmer and aristocrat switch lives you know nothing good is going to come out of that, or will there? Janice has a way of keeping you very much in suspense. The continuos descriptions of the magnificent ship, allowed one to feel as if you themselves are aboard the floating palace. You could very well picture the grand stair case and the glass domed ceiling "looking like a pinch from a falling star, equal in brightness and beauty."The different dresses, hats, varying in style, color, and material were very well imaginable. Even the food could be pictured, the oxtails, oysters and the well cooked beef. Leaving you hungry for food and more of the book.

Though the Titanic, is a favorite era of mine, that is not what solely made this book great. Not even the the well described scenes, people, or happenings made this book stand apart. The focus on the redemption that Christ offers was made this book from just another Titanic story to a great read. Janice wrote with such conviction. Not like most books, Queen of the Waves did not have just one spiritual message but several that the reader could glean from. Feeding you spiritually, historically intellectually and making you laugh out loud, Queen of the Waves is a must read, getting 5 out of 5 stars. 

I received this book for free, from Litfuse, in exchange for this honest review. 

Meet Janice:

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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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good book! :) I'll have to keep my eye out for it! :) thanks for the book review was very interesting and informative! :) has me wondering what exactly happens at the end! :)


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