I just finished listening to the audio book The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic (P.S.) by Hazel Gaynor. Like the title says, it’s about a gal who traveled on the Titanic.
Amazon readers give it 4.4 stars and I think I’d agree. It’s a good book. There is a mix between present day and the time of the sailing of the Titanic. The transitions between present and past are good. The story is believable.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about the story, “Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy’s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.
Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.”
It’s funny, lately I’ve had books I couldn’t put down or books that I just couldn’t get into. This was one of those that I just couldn’t put down. If you’re a historical fiction buff like me, you’ll likely like this one….