The Glass Ocean: A Novel

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In May 2013, author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she opens a chest that once belonged to her great-grandfather who died on board the RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German U Boat in 1915. On board the RMS Lusitania, in 1915, Caroline Hochstetter’s marriage is in a crisis; her husband, once attentive toward her, has been more focused on business. Tessa Fairweather is traveling back home to Devon, U.K., or that is the story that she is telling fellow passengers. She is really Tennessee Schaff, daughter of a con man and an expert of forging. The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White follows three women as the Lusitania steams toward its untimely demise.

Personally, I enjoyed The Glass Ocean, as I felt as though all the characters’ storylines were connected since there were points that were connected, even though they may have been small points. I also enjoyed how the different types of narrative, at first strange to me, didn’t get in the way of the story, made the story run smoothly, and brought unique perspectives to the plot, as two of the three characters were in the past and had different socioeconomic backgrounds while one character is in the future, looking back and trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened in the past.

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Author Beatriz Williams • Lauren Willig • Karen White
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2018-Sep-04
ISBN 9780062642455 Buy this Book
Issue October 2018
Category Historical Fiction


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