Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Queen of the Waves" by Janice Thompson Book Review/Giveaway

Celebrate with Janice by entering to win a Kindle Fire!

One fortunate winner will receive:
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  • Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
  • Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson
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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 rating: 5 of 5 stars
What could be better?  Reading a book that takes place aboard the Titanic with a wonderful Christian message.  And a little romance on the side!  This is my kind of book, and I absolutely loved it!  I have been fascinated with the Titanic for most of my life, and in light of the anniversary celebrated concerning this disaster just this year, this book could not be better-timed.  There were times I was so drawn into this book that I forgot where I was (which isn't good when you have a room full of students).

I was touched by the pathos of the story and the inspiration of the characters.  Tessa was absolutely captivating, and Jaquie certainly needed a "come-to-Jesus" meeting throughout most of the book.  I don't think she always lived in reality.  I loved seeing each character develop and be changed by the Lord, and there were even some things I hadn't considered about the sinking of this famous ship.  I really don't want to give it away, so I won't say any more about that.

The Christian message was woven into this story in expert fashion.  I can only hope that this author will choose to write a sequel because I would absolutely love to see what the characters did next.  Although the book has an obvious conclusion, there were still a few loose ends to tie up.  I am happy to report that profanity and sex scenes did not exist within this book, so it is a clean romance.  And the Christian message was appropriate and not overdone.

So if you just can't get enough of the Titanic, this is the book for you!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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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
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  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Tessa's story! I'm tickled that you enjoyed it. :)

  2. A very intriguing plot line--extra credit for a "clean" romance!


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