Monday, September 4, 2017

"Queen of the Waves" by Janice Thompson

About this book:

  “Two families on opposite sides of the globe are shaken by the rise and fall of the Titanic, 'Queen of the Ocean.'
When pampered Jacqueline Abington makes secret plans to elopes with the family gardener, she concocts a scheme for another woman to take her place on the much-anticipated maiden voyage of the Titanic. From a poor corner of London, Tessa Bowen 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 anther woman’s identity. For the first time in her life, Tessa stays in expensive quarters, dresses in luxurious 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 Tessa’s live is forever changed.”

Series: Part of the “American Tapestries” series. {None of the books are connecting.}

Spiritual Content- Psalm 46:1-3 at the beginning; Many Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, & remembered; Many Prayers; Many talks about God, Bibles, prayers, Heaven, forgiveness, & sins; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Tessa would rather stay away from religion because of her father, but is witnessed to often in this book *Spoiler* and learns about God personally *End of Spoiler*; Going to a church going & singing hymns; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of God; Mentions of Thanking & Praising God; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of Heaven; Mentions of churches, church going, services, sermons, reverends, hymns, & witnessing; Mentions of angels; Mentions of forgiveness; Mentions of a drunk preaching & his “sermons” (Tessa’s father); Mentions of sins, sinners, & religious rituals; A few mentions of talks about God; A few mentions of quoting Scriptures; A few mentions of being Christlike & godly men; A few mentions of faiths; A couple mentions of providence or chance; A mention of miracles;
            *Note: A mention of a she-devil; A mention of being a “devil of an actress”; A mention of Hell not being cold; A mention of a godforsaken ship.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Eye Rolling & Sarcasm; Set on the Titanic, so there is almost drowning, being in shock, & being ill (up to semi-detailed); Pain & being slapped (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deaths & drownings; Mentions of pain, blood/bleeding, abuse, scars, & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of grief & screams and cries of pain; Mentions of crimes & stealing; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, pubs/saloons/taverns, & drunks; Mentions of cigars, pipes, & smoking; Mentions of gambling & card games; Mentions of nightmares; Mentions of lies, lying, & deception; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a fox stole & that animal’s life; A couple mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of slaughtering pigs; A couple mentions of jealousy; A mention of a hanging.

Sexual Content- a hand kiss, two cheek kisses, three head kisses, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and two boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kisses; Touches, Embraces, & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing (x2, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of honeymoons & underthings; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of having feelings for someone; Mentions of flirting; A few mentions of couples kissing (not-detailed); A few mentions of touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of a hinted affair; A few mentions of scandals; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of compromising situations; A couple mentions of winks; A couple mentions of blushes; Love, falling in love & the emotions (up to x2);
             *Note: A couple mentions of a woman’s figure; A couple mentions of a plunging neckline.

-Jacqueline Abingdon
-Tessa Bowen
-Nathan Patterson
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1912
                                                        333 pages

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My personal Rating-

{Add a ½ star for those interested in the Titanic.}
This book has been on my TBR for ages now & I’ve finally gotten to it! Yay! :)
My sister has always been interested in the Titanic and the history surrounding the event, so from a young age, I’ve heard about it.
While reading just normally about the Titanic can seem, well, a bit depressing, over all the lives lost, author Janice Thompson has many hopeful moments in this novel because of all the faith parts. I so enjoyed all the characters & all the faiths and faith moments in this book.
Each chapter starts out with a date; as 4/14/1912 get closer and closer, my adrenaline kept getting on getting higher on seeing what would happen!
And for those who have watched a certain video of mine….the main hero’s name is Nathan! ;D

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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