I love romantic type history books that give you a little bit of both and this book is one such book. It is Queen of the Waves written by Janice Thompson.
Here is an excerpt from the back of 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.It is 1912 in Gloucester, England and Jacqueline had been promised to Ronald Palmer, a steel magnate so that both dad and Roland could partner in business. Jaqueline was in love with Peter Bowen. Peter's sister Tessa was a kind and gentle soul and received almost daily some kind of brutality from her drunken father.
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.
Jaqueline and her mom concocted a plan to board Jaqueline in the Titanic to send her to New York to live with her grandmother to escape marrying Ronald Palmer. Peter and Jaqueline had other plans and let Tessa, Peter's sister board the Titanic with her maid, Iris. Iris had a sharp eye for the latest fashions and helped Tessa dress fashionably. Tessa knew nothing about social life and had a 3 week crash course with Iris & Jaqueline.
On board the Titanic, Tessa met Nathan Patterson and liked him at first glance. She also met Jesse, a sweet young Christian girl and told her who she was.
That is all I am going to give you on this story. You will need to read the book to see where this new Titanic book goes.
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.
Find out more about Janice at http://janicethompson.com.
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