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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson

My Thoughts:

I'm a huge fan of books that involve the Titanic and Queen of the Waves is no exception.  What makes this book unique are the two young ladies the book is centered around- they are both desperate to change their lives.  It's a delightful reversal of roles but there is no guarantee that things will end well.  I loved reading about the plight of Jacqueline (being forced to marry a man she doesn't love) but the lady I really longed to get to know was Tessa Bowen.  Tessa lives a life of poverty and abuse and I was so anxious for her to get her happy ending.  

Queen of the Waves engages you at the very beginning but I felt that the ending dragged on a bit.  It's a lovely historical romance but the heavy focus on history in the second half of the book caused me to occasionally lose interest.  I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.


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.
Janice Thompson


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.
Readers can keep up with Janice Thompson by visiting janiceathompson.com, becoming a fan on Facebook or following her Twitter.
Find out more about Janice at http://janicethompson.com.

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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*I was given a copy of Queen of the Waves from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Robin Beck said...

I just orders the preview of this book for my iPad on Kindle-Looks really good. Hey, the link you gave on the bottom needs a "A" between her first and last name. I clicked on it and it took me to the wrong place... No biggie, just wanted to let you know. Hope you are feeling better!

April said...

How are you feeling, Lori? You've been on my mind so much. Hope your recovery is going well and you're starting to feel like yourself, again. Take good care!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Robin- I think you will really enjoy this book. I loved the beginning but felt the end dragged a bit. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!:) The links are provided for me and sometimes I don't test them out. Thanks for letting me know, Sis!:) Lori

Feeling a lot better but still can't wink/blink or smile completely. Started taking a large dose of steroids and am praying that it will encourage the nerves to heal. Thanks for checking on me.:)

mysteryhistorymom said...

April- Thanks so much for thinking about me.:) I'm doing a lot better. Lots less pain when I chew and can function without pain pills- yippee! Still praying hard that I can wink/blink and smile again. Big hugs! Lori

Sherri said...

Lori, sounds like my kind of book! I'm going to have to put it on my list. I'm glad you are improving!! You will start winking/blinking and smiling soon! I pray for it everyday!! HUGS!

Robin Beck said...

I'll be praying the steroids work little sis! Are you still in a lot of pain?