Monday, October 8, 2012

Queen of the Waves~{Book Review}

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Queen of the Waves~Janice Thompson

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 Thoughts

Queen of the Waves is not the typical retelling of the tragic fate of the Titanic. While it does tell the story of the Titanic that we all know, it  is the story told from the perspective of the working class and focuses more on the lives of these two women and less on the actual sinking of the Titanic. What a fresh perspective!

Tessa Bowen is traveling on Titanic’s maiden voyage masquerading as Jacqueline Abington. In the meantime Jacqueline is planning to elope with the family gardener. Queen of the Waves is filled with mystery, deceit and romance. The story is rich in the history of the time period. I loved the descriptions in the book the clothing of the time period and the description of the ship and the people on board! The story is so rich in detail that could almost feel like I was there!

Meet Janice

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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 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.

Find out more about Janice at http://janicethompson.com.

Visit Litfuse to read more Queen of the Waves reviews here.

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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 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.

Find out more about Janice at http://janicethompson.com.

disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Janice Hanna Thompson said...

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! :)