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The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic (P.S.)
by Hazel Gaynor

PBR Review I listened to THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME: A Novel of the Titanic (P.S.) on audio. It's an excellent read and the winner of 2015 Romantic Novelists’ Association award. I don't usually read or listen to romance novels, so this was a bit out of my comfort zone. But, it gave me a deeper understanding of what happened on that terrible day when the Titanic sank. Gaynor brings a new perspective to the story of the Titanic. She based the book on the small rural community of Addergoole, Ireland. They sent 14 people to America onboard the ship, and only three survived the journey. She provides a fascinating love story and brings to life the experience of that voyage. What was most appealing was her lack of sensationalism of the event. Her descriptions of the crew lowering the lifeboats into the water were mesmerizing. The fear and apprehension were palpable as people searched for their loved ones. From start to finish this book kept my interest. It offers the perfect balance of both Historical Fiction and Romance. It would make a great Book Club selection.Back.
Talking Points: There is a lot of information on the sinking of the Titanic. But, this story brings a unique and personal side to the conversation. What the characters experience onboard the ship is palpable and discussion worthy. The aftermath of surviving such a tragedy is even more so.
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