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on 22 August 2012
A well written novel starting at the time of the sinking (no spoiler there!) of the Titanic which just sets the scene and not what the story is about. This is a book about two women's lives and how different their worlds when on that one dreadful night turned into a chance meeting and changed both their lives forever.
The locational information is very descriptive and it is very clear the Author knows the areas very well. I did find elements of the novel rather long in places but when you scan three generations I guess that it is understandable to get be able to include so many birth, deaths and marriages! (1912 -1959)
Really lovely strong friendships between Ellen and Celeste, well written and leads that you will warm to quickly. Overall, I would say it is a very good historical novel.