Oct 11, 2018

The Glass Ocean.

the glass ocean.
 Beatriz Williams. 
lauren willig.
Karen white. 

Publisher  William Morrow.
Publication Date: September 4,2018.
Genre: Historical Fiction |Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|416.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


May 2013

Her 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 Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .

April 1915

Southern 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 quite 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 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. 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 itself. 


I fell in love with this beautiful story right away. What is there not to love? Not only did it fill you with emotions, it kept you on guessing, it kept you on reading. Historical fiction, mixed with romance and suspense, my type of book. The characters, Sarah, Caroline and Tessa felt so real to me, I loved reading each of their stories. What I loved about this particular story was that Sarah’s story took place during present time and Caroline and Tessa in past. I have heart about Lusitania but I didn’t know much about it, and I felt as I learned quite bit by reading the book. At the end, I felt everyone’s terror, and their worry about their love ones, wondering if they made out or not. I can’t even begin imagine going through the horror that they did. I couldn’t get enough of the story thought, I kept on wondering who would make it through. I do imagine that the ones that did, they would never be the same. The way the story was written, the emotions that it portrayed for each of the character, it was breathtaking.

I have never read books by BEATRIZ WILLIAMS & LAUREN WILLIG before, however KAREN WHITE is one of my favorite authors and when I saw that she was one of Co-Authors, I knew that I had to check it out. I’m glad that I did, and now I am curious about Beatriz and Lauren and will be checking out their books as well. THE GLASS OCEAN is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you finish it. I have finished it few days ago and I am still thinking about it. It’s such inspiring story. Love triangle in this story kept you on wondering, who did Robert want? Who would he end up with? Despite knowing how he felt about Caroline from the start, just the way he acted around her. Robert treated Caroline, the way that her husband, Gilbert should have. You couldn’t help but notice that there was some sort of connection between Robert and Tessa. I wondered if there was possibility that he would give up on Caroline and end up with Tessa. From beginning, I wonder who he ended up marrying. It wasn’t who expected him to. THE GLASS OCEAN took the most unexpected turns and twists. My favorite was Sarah and John, I was rooting for them. I believe that they had a connection from the start, even if they didn’t see it. That ending, it had me grinning.

Don’t you love the title, THE GLASS OCEAN it’s as beautiful as the book, and the cover as well. You will get attached before you open the book. The title itself will have you picking up the book. Once you do, you will find a hard time putting it down until you reach the end. I spent hours reading it, and there were many times I had force myself to put down because I had go to sleep. I know that it will be one of the books that I will find myself returning to in the future. THE GLASS OCEAN is a book that I would recommend to everyone, a story that you will fall in love with.

A masterpiece.


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