March 21, 2012 4 Comments
I’m a history fan, one who has missed more than one writing opportunity because I was watching too much History channel. I’m also a reader that often goes through books by author or topic. With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking coming up April 14, there is a lot in the news about this tragic voyage.
Guess what? There are a lot of books releasing where the famous ship is an integral part of the story. I thought today I’d share these reads, with thanks to fellow ACFW members who helped me compile this list. To learn more about purchasing, click on the link.
Our very own Yvonne Lehman has Hearts that Survive.
On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?
Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline’s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?
Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?
Mindy Starns Clark, Echoes of the Titanic.
Janice Thompson, Queen of the Waves, to-be released. If you can’t get enough of the Titanic, consider joining her Facebook group, also called Queen of the Waves. Members choose either a real or fictional passenger and research outfits, customs, etc…for a virtual sailing to coincide with the anniversary. She’s encouraging teachers, students, and homeschool families to join her.
Cathy Gohlke, Promise Me This.
Rhonda Gibson and Stacy Baron, What’s in Your Closet? This contains a Titanic thread in her story.
Tricia Goyer, By the Light of the Silvery Moon.
Tiffany Amber Stockton, Antique Dreams, to release later this year.
These were released prior to 2012, but contain Titanic themes and/or fascinating information:
Walter Lord, A Night to Remember.
Pamela Griffin‘s A Bridge Across the Sea. (Part of the Titanic Series)
Peter Chrisp, Explore Titanic with CD.
I was also delighted to hear that younger people are interested and writing about the Titanic. Jonathan B. Martin wrote The Titanic for Young Readers through Tate Publishers.
Image given to me by Jude Urbanski
I think this list has something for everyone. Go ahead and find a Titanic book today. I look forward to you sharing your favorite reads.