Titanic: Legacy of betrayal by Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer

Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal

I’ve not really got into the Titanic mythology, so to read a book on this was really interesting.  Here, I found a really good mix between historical events and a modern love story.  The descriptions of the Titanic and the sinking are well depicted, giving the sense of the opulence, and what struck me most was the complete lack of panic after the iceberg was hit as no one quite understood what was going on, maybe it was so, no headless chickens running about, just people trying to protect their own. The dramatic tension changed position, from what was in the box, to the outcome of a love story, to who was the real villain, which kept me really interested.  The contrast between the happy modern family and the embittered tale teller Olive and her disempowered Grandson was a real black and white contrast.  That Ember manages to overcome the hurt in her life, and what some would call a generational curse spills into the Christian theme of reconciliation and healing that I found there.  Not all the ends were tied up for the damaged characters which was a neat technique to show the futility of those who have no faith.

So, I think its coincidental about the Titanic theme, I would almost ask you to ignore it and just enjoy it!

I was sent this to review, what an honour when I get them!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy Kovach
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 18:53:22

    Thanks, Anna! It’s so satisfying when a reader “gets it.” The honor belongs to Paula and me for your great review.


  2. Paula Moldenhauer
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 19:31:22

    Thank you for the thoughtful review, Anna. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book–and it is meaningful to the authors when a reader catches as book’s “heart” as you did!

    Your readers can learn more about Titanic, our process, and find links to other reviews at the link above, posted by my co-author.


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