One of the most memorable books I’ve read recently is Leah Fleming’s novel, The Captain’s Daughter. The story begins with the sinking of the Titanic and something that happens amid the ensuing carnage and confusion, which will have repercussions that echo down decades.
There’s more than one love story in this huge and sweeping epic and more than one kind of love, as the stories and lives of several families are entwined over the years. To say a novel took you on a journey is a cliché, but this one certainly did – and a mystery tour at that, since I found it impossible to guess where we were going until we got there. I don’t want to give anything away if you haven’t read it, but the resolution literally hangs by a lacy thread…
It’s a lovely novel, worthy winner of the Rome Prize, and I often find myself thinking about the characters in it as if they were real people I’d met. I know I’ll be visiting them again soon.
Trisha is the author of many best-selling novels including, Good Husband Material, Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues and Wish Upon a Star. Her new book, Every Woman for Herself is due out in May and is available for pre-order.
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