Saturday, April 8, 2017
"Titanic Love Stories"
On April 10, 1912, the new RMS Titanic set sail on her fateful voyage from Southampton to New York. Among those on board were 13 newly-wed couples – some simply enjoying the trip of a lifetime, others crossing to America with dreams of starting a new life together.
Titanic Love Stories tells the tales of these honeymooners. Featuring haunting portraits of all the sweethearts, these true stories of love, tragedy, heroism, and hope are more remarkable than any work of romantic fiction.
Each April I try to read something about the 'Titanic' since it is the anniversary of its ill-fated voyage. What a nice surprise when this year I found this Gill Paul book about these true stories about 13 honeymoon couples, who boarded the Titanic to sail home to U.S. to start their new life together there.
Stories about the Titanic always fascinate me,
I must say this was a different story about the Titanic then most I've read. I usually read a novel based on the Titanic and its passengers. Of course the chaos surrounding the wreck and sinking of the ship was quite frightening, and some of the survivors never recovered from that night of horror. Some committed suicide a few years later, and some of the survivors divorced later. A few went on to live happy and productive lives. Most of them didn't want to talk about that night. Once the interviews were over they went home and tried to get on with their lives and never talked about the disaster again.
I wouldn't say I am a Titanic Buff, but anyone who is may enjoy this story, especially if they would like some light reading about the Titanic voyage of April 1912.
You may already know that the Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on the night of April 13, 1912 and sank just over two-and-a-half hours later on April 14, 1912. That was 105 years ago this year on April 14, 2017.
This book is a part of my Kindle library.