Book Reviews of Queen of the Waves (American Tapestry)

Queen of the Waves (American Tapestry)
Queen of the Waves - American Tapestry
Author: Janice Thompson
ISBN-13: 9781609366865
ISBN-10: 1609366867
Publication Date: 10/1/2012
Pages: 335
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Summerside Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I dont believe I have read a novel set aboard the Titanicand if I have I know I havent read one written in such a dramatic fashion.

There were twists and turns to this novel, deception and fear, faith and despair that kept emotions at riveting heights. The voice behind this story was engaging at the core and the characters struggles constantly kept the story moving forward.

The first hundred or so pages I wondered what was bringing these multitude of characters from so many walks of life together on one ship, but read far enough and youll find that each one has a careful place to play in the story.

For anyone with any knowledge of American/British history, it was hard to read the scenes aboard the Titanic, knowing that the ship was not long for the high seas. The final scenes as the ship was going down were difficult to read, hoping that the characters Id spent over three hundred pages with were among those going to make it.

I thought that the offerings of this novel were epic, well written and tasteful. I had a sense of being on the ship with the characters, a sense of being there as the ship went down. All in all a very enjoyable read.

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Litfuse for my copy to review.
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I love the movie Titanic, so I was really excited to read Queen of the Waves. It reminded me of the movie, but Queen of the Waves is astounding! Spoiled Jacqueline gives her ticket for the maiden voyage of Titanic to Tessa, a young girl who comes from the poorer side of town. Jacqueline rushes off to marry her gardener against her father's wishes and Tessa gets a trip of lifetime. there, she meets Nathan Patterson, a businessman from New York City and they fall in love. The details and historic points are extraordinary and the characters realistic. I really enjoyed this novel, even more so with it's unpredictable ending. Highly recommend!
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**This is a Books for Christian Girls content review for girls ages 9-19. The Spiritual, Negative, & Sexual Content from this book are honestly listed below. Keep in mind, when reading a BFCG review, ignore the things that don't bother you, but take notice of the things that do.**

About this book:

âTwo 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 lifetimeâa 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.â

Series: Part of the âAmerican Tapestriesâ 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; âH'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 (hide spoiler)] *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 âsermonsâ (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 âdevil of an actressâ; A mention of Hell not being cold; A mention of a godforsaken ship.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a âblasted'; 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

Pre Teens- One Star
New Teens- Two Stars
Early High School Teens- Three Stars
Older High School Teens- Four Stars
My personal Rating- Four Stars (and a half)
{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 mineâ¦.the main hero's name is Nathan! ;D

*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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jacque a rich English girl wants to run away from home and marry her family's Gardener, Peter. Peter has a sister Tessa whom is badly abused by father at home. Jacque's mother buys her a one way ticket for the Titanic. Jacque accepts the ticket. She and Peter conceive a plan to be married and let Tessa take Jacque place on the Titanic. What will happen? This is a great romance, adventure, Christian mystery? Read and find out.