21 May 2012


by Leah Fleming
This is a big story.  By that I mean it starts in 1912 with the sinking of the Titanic and finishes in 1959.  Spanning three generations, the reader is taken to New York, the historic English cathedral town of Litchfield and the hills of Tuscany.  It has a fast pace, short chapters and, while it will keep you on the edge of your seat in parts you might also be moved to tears.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

The characters are many and varied starting with Celeste Parkes and May Smith, two people from different worlds, their lives forever locked together after they survive the sinking of the Titanic.  Not only does their experience have far reaching effects for those close to them, but also for people Celeste and May are not aware of!

With a sprinkling of love, sadness, happiness, mystery and, of course, history, Leah Fleming has created a wonderful story.


  1. A great review Jill! I love historical novels and this one certainly tweeks my interest. Will check it out.

  2. Thanks, Crazy Fox. I hope you enjoy the read.