Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: American Tapestries: Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson

on October 18, 2012

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.

You can buy the book here.

About 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, becoming a fan on Facebook or following her Twitter.

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My Opinion:

I’ve always been intrigued by the Titanic so when I saw this book from the American Tapestries series I jumped on it to review.  I enjoy reading what I can and having a book that is fictional but also weaves in non-fiction accounts is a rare gem, because most authors can’t really pull it off – but Janice Thompson has!  Having seen the Titanic exhibit twice makes it easy to picture the characters, both fictional and real, aboard the ship as she sails towards America on her maiden and final voyage.  As a scene that depicts the passengers looking up through the glass on the grand staircase, I, the reader could picture how grand it would have looked.

The book moved relatively fast, which was both good and bad, I would have liked the story to keep moving,  but of course one can’t change the fact that the Titanic did sink.  The hard part was to read a book where the characters are so convinced this ship wouldn’t sink when in the back of my head I’m yelling “Get Off!  It’s going to sink!!!” but also enjoying the naivete that sometimes accompanies the excitement of new and amazing journeys.  The characters are real in their struggles and also their faith which I so appreciate and I also liked the fact that the romance stuff was not something that found me blushing, I also offered this one to my oldest daughter to read, which is how safe it is.

**Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

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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!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!


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