There are two books on the American Tapestries Blog Tour. I have the first review now and the second will appear a bit later today. The books are: Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson and Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson.
Now it's time for Queen of the Waves!
About the Book:
Two families on opposite sides of the globe are shaken by the rise and fallof the Titanic, "queen of the ocean."
When pampered Jacqueline Abington makes secret plans to elope with the family gardener, she concocts a scheme for another woman to take her place on the much-anticipated maiden voyage of the Titanic. From a poor corner of London, Tessa Bowen 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 another woman's identity. For the first time in her life, Tessa stays in expensive quarters, dresses in luxurious gowns, and dines with prestigious people. Then a wealthy young American man takes an interest in her, and Tessa must struggle to keep up the ruse even as she finds herself falling for him. When tragedy strikes, the game is up, and Tessa's life is forever changed.
About the Author:
Janice Hanna (also published as Janice A. Thompson) has published more than thirty novels plus devotionals, magazine articles, and several musical comedies for the stage. Janice has four daughters and four grandchildren, and she makes her home in the Houston area.
Read more at www.janiceathompson.com.
This being the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic there have been numerous books both true and fictionalized about that sad event. Into the mix comes Queen of the Waves, a tale of love, mistaken identities and discovering what is true.
Jacqueline does not want to enter into the marriage arranged for her by her father for she is in love with the groundskeeper of the family estate. This type of match would never be allowed in her position in society. She and her love, Peter come up with a plan to send Peter's sister, Tessa in Jacqueline's place. Tessa's father is abusing her and this will give Tessa a new start in America. While on board Tessa lives a live she could never imagine - even falling in love. But what will happen when Nathan finds out exactly who she is? And will it matter when the inevitable happens. Meanwhile, back in England all is not rosy for Jacqueline. Did she give up everything for a man that does not love her as she loves him?
This is my first novel by Ms. Thompson and it did not disappoint. She has a very descriptive pen and I felt as if I was there with the characters. I felt as if I could eat at the tables on the Titanic and feel the material of the dresses. The characters were well developed and full of true emotions. The sinking of the big ship was well written and devastating, as one would expect. The course of true love is sometimes not straight and this writer shows that with a deft hand. This was another very satisfying American Tapestry read.
You can see the Tour Schedule for Where the Trail Ends
You can see the Tour Schedule for Queen of the Waves
You can purchase Where the Trail Ends on Amazon.com
You can purchase Queen of the Waves on Amazon.com
Celebrate with Janice by entering to win a Kindle Fire!
One fortunate winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
- Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson
So grab your copy of Queen of the Waves and Where the Trail Ends and join Janice Thompson and Melanie Dobson on the evening of the October 18th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!
Disclosure: I received both books gratis from Litfuse Publicity Group. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free books. I received no monetary compensation for this post.