FREE PDF Û BOOK The Glass Ocean

BOOK The Glass Ocean

FREE PDF Û BOOK The Glass Ocean ✓ From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery infused with romance that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner RMS LusitaniaMay 2013Her finances are in dire straits and beHer is traveling second class on the Lusitania returning home to Devon Or at least that’s her story Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake She’s really Tennessee Schaff the daughter of a roving con man and she can steal and forge just about anything But she’s had enough Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania they’ll finally leave the game behind Tess desperately wants to believe that but Tess has the uneasy feeling there’s something about this job that isn’t as it seems As the Lusitania steams toward its fate three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives and history itsel 45 starsThere’s a soft spot in my heart for stories about naval disasters I read an interesting book specifically about the Lusitania which was sunk in 1915 by a German U boat a few years ago The Glass Ocean was a nice compliment to my pre acuired knowledge of this event However make no mistake the focus of this book is not so much the sinking of the Lusitania but rather the complex relationships between several of the passengers on board It is about war deception and love I won’t go into the plot details but this book was full of hidden surprises There is a modern day timeline in which a historian is trying to uncover what really happened aboard the ship The story alternates between two perspectives in 1915 Caroline and Tess I’m a huge fan of Beatriz Williams for her flare and glitz in the telling of her historical fiction For readers unfamiliar with this author’s genre be prepared for romance betrayal and unreuited love This book did not disappoint And although I’m not as familiar with the other two authors I thought the story was seamless and flowed well If you’re in the mood for some decadent historical chick lit look no further If you’re hoping for a story focusing on the actual events of the sinking of the Lusitania look elsewhere

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D a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long ago catastrophe April 1915Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter’s marriage is in crisis Her formerly attentive industrialist husband Gilbert has become remote pre occupied with business and something else that she can’t uite put a finger on She’s hoping a trip to London in Lusitania’s lavish first class accommodations will help them reconnect but she can’t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend Robert Langford who turns out to be on the same voyage Feeling restless and longing for a different existence Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander and take charge of her own life Tessa Fairweat DNFed at 45%; this wasn’t awful but the writing is very low uality and the narrative very unengaging It takes an ocean disaster and turns it into a story of a love triangle and a disgraced writerAnd how about that love triangle huh? One criminal one southern belle and the only dynamic the authors could think to put between these two women was a love triangle Which I found very disappointing And the modern day plotline is downright boring We’ve established a conflict between which of these historical women will make it out and which will either die not get the guy but the modern day character has barely any influence on the plot Not a fan Of course a book can work despite a somewhat tropey and trite plot but I found myself very uninvested in the characters despite getting 180 pages into the novel And though I can feel a buildup to revelations I’m sure will be interesting enough I can safely say right now that I won’t find this very memorable given my personal tastes

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The Glass Ocean From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery infused with romance that links the lives of three women across a century two deep in the past one in the present to the doomed passenger liner RMS LusitaniaMay 2013Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book Desperate she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great grandfather who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U Boat in 1915 What she discovers there could change history Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langfor This book was a 2 ½ rounded up to a 3 My review is going to be different from many that I’ve read so far This book first had me disliking it then liking it then disliking it again It didn’t help I guess that I had just watched Titanic with my granddaughter for about the 10th time Here’s what I thoughtThere is such an extensive blurb for this book that I will just give you snippets of what the book is about There are three different narrators two that will be aboard the Lusitania in the past and one in the present or at least 2013 Caroline is the wife of a very wealthy industrialist Gilbert Hochstetter she has felt that lately her husband has been preoccupied and not very attentive to her She is hoping this trip to London will rekindle the marriage fires Gilbert is definitely up to something but what?“Tessa Fairweather is traveling second class on the Lusitania returning home to Devon Or at least that’s her story Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake She’s really Tennessee Schaff the daughter of a roving con man and she can steal and forge just about anything” Her sister Ginny is the one who talked her into this “job” aboard the Lusitania She was under the impression that she was going to steal and then copy a long lost waltz by Strauss but when she finds out this is about something much she wants out of the job She isn’t even sure of what she found in the safe what is this extra sheet of paper with numbers etc?????Sarah Blake is a best selling author but in 2013 she is struggling to find her next big idea for a book She breaks a promise to her mother and opens a chest that belonged to her great great grandfather She finds references to the sinking of the Lusitania and perhaps something else that might make for a great story She decides to go to England to find John Landford whose family archives etc might hold the secret to what really happened on the LusitaniaConfused yet? I certainly was I usually don’t mind books that go back and forth in time in fact I like that writing style but this book did not flow smoothly for me Add to that there are several romantic triangles none of which were very convincing as the women kept changing their minds as to whom they lovedI felt that there were many comparisons to the story of the Titanic in the beginning including the description of the opulence aboard the ship etc Tess also just happened to be a remarkable sketch artist very very talented sound familiar??When I researched the sinking of the Lusitania just through Goggle it seemed crazy that the ship even sailed when the Germans had warned the US and Britain that they would attack any ships sailing in a war zone According to the book they were supposed to have an escort by the British Navy but there is no history to support that according to what I foundI really wanted to like this book but it ended up being just an ok read for me and at times really confusing and annoying to sort out I’m giving it 3 stars because the premise was a good one and there was some good writing here I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss