I really should have guessed by the title that this book would be gushy. But you know the saying,”don’t judge a book by its cover.” As a forewarning, I do not like gushy, mushy books. In consequence this review isn’t gonna be all that nice.
This is supposed to be a historical novel of the Titanic for young people, yet it’s more of a romance (don’t awaken love before its time). I shall try to be short and to the point.
Reasons I like it:
#1. Quentin is an awesome name-I don’t know why, but I really like that name.
#2. Damian’s way of ‘saving’ his brother is drastic to say the least, and I liked Quentin’s apology.
#3. The author did a good job wording and setting scenes.
I can only give it 2 books, it just wasn’t my type.
Here are my reasons for not liking it:
#1. Quentin’s story about his mother is, how shall we say, sorta far fetched.
#2. Amelia, dear girl that she is, just doesn’t seem to fit in the time frame.
#3. Damian. Wow. He really did not like Quentin-at all. He may have thought he was being kind to his father by hiding his brother’s whereabouts….but, I think we know better.
#4. The whole mail-order-bride scenario also threw me off.
That’s all I’ll say for this book. Adios!
I bought this book thinking it would be an interesting account of the sinking of the Titanic. I was sorely disappointed when I read it.