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On a Cold Dark Sea Paperback – April 10, 2018
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Elizabeth Blackwell is the author of In the Shadow of Lakecrest and While Beauty Slept. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she lives outside Chicago with her family and piles of books she is absolutely, positively going to read someday.
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The book is told in four parts about three main characters so in each section, we read the viewpoint of each of the characters. The four sections of the book are Before, After, On the Life raft and Aftermath. In before, we meet the three main characters and find out how they ended up on the Titanic. The aftermath takes place twenty years after the tragedy where we find out how these characters lived their lives after the tragedy. The characters are all from vastly different socio-economic levels - Charlotte is a con artist, Esme is a member of the very rich and Anna is a Swedish farm girl. Three women who never would have met, end up on life raft 21 together and it changes their lives.
Overall, this was a wonderful, well told novel and I highly recommend it.
I read an advance copy of this book.
The book is a completely fictional tale of three women who boarded the ill fated ship. The first section of the story introduces Charlotte, Esme and Anna in their own chapters that tell their stories of what events in their lives led them to eventually boarding the ship. All three are from different backgrounds and economical statuses bringing a glimpse at the diversity of the passengers.
Then we land in the second part which follows the ladies in their lives twenty years after they survived the sinking. The three had landed in the same lifeboat despite their vastly different backgrounds and it’s hinted at what transpired that night but also shows what they did with their lives afterwards. The third section then takes a closer look at the night of the sinking that had been previously eluded to with then part four wrapping the story all up.
Despite Charlotte, Esme and Anna’s differences I still easily connected to each as their stories were being told and felt that I was transported back to the early 1900’s quite easily. When the actual events of that fateful night are brought into the story they were done quite well following what we’ve learned was going on that night and giving these characters their own personal narrative. Once I picked up the story I became totally engaged and just didn’t want to put it down until the very end, definitely recommend checking this one out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
This story follows the lives of 3 women who survived the sinking and managed to go on with their lives. Overall this was an enjoyable read and the storyline easy to follow.
I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book.
Mischievous Charlotte boards the newest ship of the White Star Lines, the Titanic, with her husband Reggie, and his brother Georgie. Anyone watching would think what a nice little family, but sometimes things are not as they seem.
Esme Harper is with her husband Hiram on the Titanic as they make their way back to America after their honeymoon. Esme has a secret affair while on the ship with a young man she had met during her time in Paris. As lifeboat 21 is being dropped away from the sinking ship, Esme looks up and sees Hiram standing at the rail and then Charlie Van Hausen drops into the little boat.
Anna Halversson is a Swedish farm girl who has a chance to accompany her friends Emil and Sonja to the United States in the third class steerage on the Titanic. Sonja is going to America to be married to Joseph, Emil’s brother. As the ship sinks further into the icy water Anna, Sonja, and Emil drop into the dark depths of the Atlantic and try to reach a lifeboat.
I won’t post spoilers, but more of the complete details of the tragic night unfold as the story progresses. Maybe there could have been more survivors in lifeboat 21. Read the story, it is haunting!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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I started this book with no expectations because I usually do not like books about the Titanic.Read more