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4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable but so good, 30 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Never Forget (Kindle Edition)
I am so disappointed that this book (or its sequels) aren't available in paperback format. I only downloaded it to my phone to read, as I love anything Titanic-related, and this was simply not available anywhere else. I'm still not 100% certain on Kindles, but for books that are simply not available in any other format, and if I really want to read it, I suppose I'm a little bit stuck with Kindle.

It took me a while to get into this book to be quite honest. Probably because I was only reading it, if I could not get into a book that I was currently reading, or had finished a book, and didn't have a second one with me. So it's been a slow progress with this book, but definitely worth it in the end.

WOW what a book. Although I have said in my title that yes, this book is very predictable, and I was guessing the outcome of various plotlines from about half way through the book, but however, it did not detract from the overall story.

Once I did actually put all my concentration into it, I found myself desperate to know what was going on, even avoiding starting another book, just to finish this one off. I really felt for the main characters, Nesta and Alice, and the way their storyline unfolded, was just brilliant. I won't ruin any of it for you though if you have not read it.

I'm quite impressed with the way the author handled the storyline. Even though the Titanic was only at the beginning of the book, it still felt like a lot of research had gone into it, and the events that happened afterwards. There's good "scope for the imagination" as Anne Shirley would say, in any Titanic-related books that begin with the Titanic and go through the events afterwards. In these kind of books (I can also highly recommend No Greater Love), you go straight from the Titanic and the aftermath, into the World War I, the depression, Prohibition, and then into World War II, with everything inbetween. The world that the author created really came to life for me and I found myself slap bang in that world - it came as quite a shock when I would lift my head (unfortunately from my phone) and realise that I was pretty far removed from everything that happened in that era. I can definitely imagine it as a film as well, the characters were so well described, that I now have them stuck in my head - however, I'm not sure any actresses would match what I have in my head, but they never really do.

I'm really interested to read the sequels to this, as it's following on from some of the characters that feature towards the end of this book. I'm still holding out that I will manage to stumble across this series in paperback, but having checked Amazon.com and eBay, it looks sadly like I'm out of luck, and this will be one series that will be Kindle only. Which is such a shame, as it is a book I would like to see on my shelf, with perhaps SLIGHTLY better covers than the Kindle editions currently have. A girl can hope.
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2014 02:06:06 GMT
Hi Meesha, thank you for this wonderful review. If you go to www.lulu.com you will find all of my books available in paperback form. If you have no luck there, contact me via my website www.authorkarenmason.com and I will help you from there. x

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2014 11:09:05 GMT
Meesha says:
Hi Karen, thank you so much for recommending www.lulu.com. I found Never Forget and bought the other 3 in the series as well. Thanks once again. X

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2014 17:05:29 GMT
That's good to know. Thank you so much for your support and I hope you enjoy the others as much. x
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