Friday, October 5, 2012


Queen of the Waves


Janice Thompson

Title:             Queen of the Waves
Author:       Janice Thompson
Publisher:  Summerside Press
ISBN:           978-1-60936-686-5

About the book . . .  

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.  

About the Author . . .     

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.

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About the American Tapestries series. . .

Each novel in this line sets a heart-stirring love story against the backdrop of an epic moment in American history. Whether they fought in her battles, built her cities or forged paths to new territories, a diverse tapestry of men and women shaped this great nation into the Land of Opportunity. Even then, as is true now, the search for romance was a major part of the American Dream.

Reader Review . . . 

The maiden voyage of the Titanic was the opportunity of a lifetime.  For  many, it was a voyage to a new home, a new life, a new beginning.  When Jacqueline Abingdon sees that her father has made marriage plans for her without her consent, the ship becomes the main part of her escape plan.  For Tessa Bowen, her part in Jacqueline's plan will give her a new start in life, if she can carry off her part of the masquerade.  But everyone's destiny is changed in unforeseen ways when the voyage comes to a tragic end.

There has always been a fascination with Titanic.  An untold number of books have been written on the subject, movies have been made, and museums and memorials have been erected in her honor.  One hundred years later, we still can't get enough on the subject, and I admit to being one of the worst Titanic-philes around.  I love a good book, fiction or non-fiction,  connected with the subject, so you can imagine my excitement when this book, the first in Summerside's American Tapestries series,  arrived.  I'm happy to say that I was not disappointed.  This novel does a good job of telling the personal interest side of the story.  The characters are well-developed, causing the reader to care about the outcome of each one.  The author has maintained the accuracy of the historical aspects of the story.  This was a compelling read, with no violence, sexual situations, or strong language.  I look forward to reading the future installments in this historical romance series.

4 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group<> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  

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 Janice Thompson and Melanie Dobson 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 Queen of the Waves and Where the Trail Ends and join Janice Thompson and Melanie Dobson 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!)

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