Monday, June 11, 2012

Book Review: A Titanic Tale

by: Lynn Hones

Available at Amazon

Beautiful Cornelia Bainesworth cared only about herself and her own life the night the Titanic went down. A curse brought on by a woman who witnessed her selfish behavior that evening destroys her, but it doesn’t stop there.

One hundred years later, the curse rears its ugly head in the life of small-town teenager Callie. As if the tragedy of her boyfriend’s death wasn’t enough, strange occurrences bring her to the brink of insanity. Callie’s search for answers is unsuccessful until a nerdy schoolmate takes up her cause and together they experience frightening apparitions, unexplained phenomena and chilling truths. These truths turn Callie’s life upside down and reveal a shocking ending to a story that began on the deck of a ship doomed the moment it saw light.

Mrs. Bainesworth was worse than that. She was psychotic! The Titanic sinking wasn't a HUGE part of the story, it was more background for Mrs. Bainesworth. But I love how it all went together, and it painted a snapshot of one of the 1st class passengers. My oldest is currently obsessed with the Titanic and the stuff I've learned and been shocked by...well I won't go into that here. But over 70% of 3rd class passengers died while only 45% of 1st class passengers died. Isn't that sick? I saw in the movie they locked the 3rd class passengers down, and that was in this book too, but I don't know if that's true or not. I know they were lower on the ship and at the very least had a hard time coming up.

If you want to know the little factoids I have, e-mail me. Now back to the story. There was a woman on the ship with 2 babies, she was 3rd class and begged the officers to take her babies even if they wouldn't let her up. Her babies were then handed to Mrs. Bainesworth who wanted a daughter more than anything. So when she was rescued she decided to keep the babies, even though she didn't want the boy. What she did after that is so horrid...I cringed and had a hard time reading. I couldn't put it down, but it was hard going.

There are ghosts, scary mansions, and teenage lovers. What's not to love? I really enjoyed this book and I'm so happy Lynn let me review this one, too. She does paranormal deliciously creepy!

1 comment:

  1. Hi. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It certainly made my day. I've been obsessed with the Titanic since I was a little girl and probably always will be. They've never really clarified if the third class was locked down below or not. Some say yes, some no. They also aren't sure if gunshots were fired at passengers either, and I guess we'll never really know. But...I'm like your daughter. There's something haunting about the whole thing. Thank you again, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it.


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