Title: Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal
Authors: Kathleen E. Kovach & Paula Moldenhauer
Genre: Contremporary Fiction
Number of Pages: 260
Synopsis: A secret. A key. Much was buried when the Titanic went down, but now it’s time for resurrection.
April 1912 - Olive Stanford boarded the Titanic determined to protect all she held dear. Her secret will go with her to the grave—but how can she face the afterlife carrying the burden of her actions?
April 2012 - Portland real estate agent, Ember Keaton-Jones, distrusts men, with good reason. Ever since her great-great-grandfather, Thomas, deserted the family after the fateful sinking of the Titanic, every Keaton male has disappointed. Ember is on the brink of a huge sale when a stranger shows up with a key to a century-old secret challenging everything she believes. She meets forward-thinking Jeff Dawson who is working in the family’s musty antique shop and finds an unexpected ally in unlocking the mystery of her past. But can they undo the legacy of Thomas Keaton's betrayal?
Carefully researched, this engaging tale includes true stories of the Titanic embedded in historical fiction.
Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal is a compelling journey into a world of deceit, deception, and danger. A fascinating historical fiction novel that is difficult to put down.
Olive Stanford survived the sinking of Titanic, but her dark secret certainly went down with the ship. Or did it? Now, 100 years later, Olive's secret is about to be revealed. Ember Keaten-Jones has sworn off men, but an unlikely relationship with the son of an antique dealer proves to be invaluable in helping her deal with the overwhelming burden of her past. After receiving a key which unlocks mysterious scrolls that lead to a deep dark mystery she never expected, Ember needs the help of her new friend more than ever. Can she help clear her great-great-grandfather's good name?
I loved this tale. The historical research is sound and makes the novel not only entertaining, but highly believable. Ember is a character that is easy to sympathize with, but one that I felt myself pushing to step outside her comfort zone to experience the happiness that is waiting for her. The plot is absorbing and readers will be captivated by this creative mystery centered around an iconic event in history.
I highly recommend reading Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal. You won't be disappointed. Available on Amazon.