The Glass Ocean

The Glass Ocean

eBook - 2018
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The lives and loves of three remarkable women—two in the past, one in the present—and the tragic final voyage of the HMS Lusitania.From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.May 2013Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer's-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .April 1915Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she can't quite put a finger on. She's hoping a trip to London in Lusitania's lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect—but she can't ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . .Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that's her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She's really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she's had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they'll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there's something about this job that isn't as it seems. . . .As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780062642479
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Feb 24, 2021

I’ve read about the Lusitania and found this part of the story intriguing. Not much else in the way of a recommendation.

Sep 25, 2019

I enjoyed this second novel by the three Ws. Nice blend of Historical Fiction, mystery and romance.

RandomLibrarian Jul 25, 2019

Review excerpt: "As historical fiction 'The Glass Ocean' works beautifully. It had espionage, intrigue, a love-triangle and a truly horrifying talent show. That said, my romance-reader heart wasn’t entirely satisfied with how the romance played out, and craved a little more substance in those particular subplots."

SCL_Heather Jul 15, 2019

Historical fiction with a touch of romance! This novel, written by three authors,skips between three women in different time periods from different social classes whose lives become intertwined by the ill-fated Lusitania.

May 15, 2019

Exploitation of a tragedy for a thin romance story line. Cannot recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Feb 23, 2019

Loved this story of the passengers on the Lusitania when she sank. Having earlier read Erik Larson's non-fiction account Dead Wake about the sinking was a big advantage. Interesting reading with 3 separate authors fictionalizing 5 or 6 various key passengers during the voyage and after.

Feb 05, 2019

3 main female characters written by 3 female authors, but 2 of those characters are so similar that the only thing separating them is a 100-year time difference! I could also say the same thing about the 2 lead male characters. What a disappointment since it is definitely not "Possession" by the great A.S. Byatt!

Dec 05, 2018

This historical 3-part narrative takes place on the Lusitania, weaving together the stories of three strong women. For fans of historical fiction. --Katie

Oct 10, 2018

Hmm.... I like that there is a historical background despite the lack of much specific history involved. The three women characters are competently described and developed. Romance added for the beach affect. The sleuthing wound in and out of the story but changed tack as often as the wind. Interesting but not too compelling.

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