Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson ~ Litfuse Blog tour with giveaway and review
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.
I read several fiction books earlier this year that involved the Titanic so I was excited to find another one to read. Janice Thompson weaves a story set aboard the famous ship that is rich in historical detail. Her descriptions allowed me to not only envision the ship but the various people that were aboard as well.The author creates characters that are easy to become invested in. She brings their stories to life, and made me feel as if I knew them. Because I ultimately knew what would happen to the Titanic I couldn't help but wonder as I was reading how she would ultimately wrap the story up. Well I will say that I wasn't dissapointed! Sure this is a love story,and I enjoyed the relationships that developed between the characters, but honestly it was the historical flavor along with the setting made this a must read for me. The faith based messages woven into the story was just an added bonus for me. I highly recommend "Queen of the Waves" to anyone who enjoys historical romance that will take the reader back to the days of the Titanic.
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.
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
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 17th. Winner will be announced at the American Tapestries Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/18. Connect with authors Melanie Dobson and Janice Thompson for an evening of book chat, trivia and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!
So grab your copy of Where the Trail Ends and Queen of the Waves and join Melanie Dobson and Janice Thompson 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!