April 1912 – Olive Stanford boarded the Titanic determined to protect all she held dear. Her secret will go with her to the grave—but how can she face the afterlife carrying the burden of her actions?
April 2012 – Portland real estate agent, Ember Keaton-Jones, distrusts men, with good reason. Ever since her great-great-grandfather, Thomas, deserted the family after the fateful sinking of the Titanic, every Keaton male has disappointed. Ember is on the brink of a huge sale when a stranger shows up with a key to a century-old secret challenging everything she believes. She meets forward-thinking Jeff Dawson who is working in the family’s musty antique shop and finds an unexpected ally in unlocking the mystery of her past. But can they undo the legacy of Thomas Keaton’s betrayal?
Carefully researched, this engaging tale includes true stories of the Titanic embedded in historical fiction.
Description of Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal by Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer~
With this week marking the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I’d like to feature a captivating novel I read this last year about this historical event—Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal by Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer.
This riveting novel captured my curiosity within the first few pages as morsels of a mystery about Olive Stanford and her hundred-year-old secret are revealed. With a cast of interesting characters, a fascinating historical setting, and masterful storytelling, this book intrigued and entertained me from cover to cover. My emotions ran the gamut with the twists and turns that unraveled throughout this book. And the finale was top notch. I found myself pondering on it days after I finished the book (which for me is the hallmark of an excellent novel).
I highly recommend this novel, especially to readers who enjoy historical novels.
These two talented authors belong to a local ACFW writing group that I’ve been a member of since 2009. Both of these lovely ladies enthusiastically give of their time to help other writers learn and grow in the craft of writing. To learn more about them, please visit their websites:
I’ll be giving a copy of this book to one lucky reader. To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment or question on this post by no later than Monday, April 22, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. MDT. One person will be chosen randomly using Random.org. Please make sure to leave an e-mail address with your comment. Books can only be sent to addresses in the United States and Canada.
I’ll announce the winner here at my blog on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Best of luck!! :0)