Thursday, October 13, 2011

Any Titanic buffs out there?

In six months the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I know many loved the Titanic movie released in 1997 and this big anniversary is sure to bring an influx of new memorabilia, television shows, and other offerings to tickle the fancy of Titanic buffs everywhere. I've recently come across a few Christian Fiction titles that are centered around the Titanic and the events on that fateful day of April 15, 1912. If you're a Titanic buff, I'm sure you'll be pleased that CF writers won't be leaving you high and dry with the coming anniversary. Enjoy!

About By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer:

To Amelia Gladstone, this ship means promise of seeing family again. To Quentin Walpole, the Titanic represents a new start in America…if he can get onboard. All seems lost until Amelia offers him a ticket, securing his passage—and bringing him face-to-face with his railroad tycoon father and older brother, Damian. As Amelia works to reconcile father and son, she finds herself the object of both brothers’ affection. Can she choose between two brothers? Or will she lose everything to the icy waters of the Atlantic?

Barbour Publishing - March 2012

About Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark & John Campbell Clark:

Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.

Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Titanic sank. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes are raised when Kelsey’s boss is murdered and her own life threatened. Forced to seek help from Cole Thornton, a man Kelsey once loved—and lost, thanks to her success-at-all-costs mentality—she pursues mysteries both past and present. Aided by Cole and strengthened by the faith she’d all but forgotten in her climb up the corporate ladder, Kelsey races the clock to defend her family legacy, her livelihood, and ultimately her life.

Harvest House - March 2012

About Hearts that Survive by Yvonne Lehman:

On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?

Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline’s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?

Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?

Abingdon Press - March 2012

About Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke:

Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.

Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.

Tyndale House - February 2012

Find out more on the web:
Tricia Goyer
Mindy Starns Clark
John Campbell Clark
Yvonne Lehman
Cathy Gohlke


Martha A. said...

Wow! Lots of Titanic books!!

Bookfool said...

Oh, how fun! I don't think I've ever read a fictional account of the Titanic.

Jenny said...

Thanks for stopping by, y'all.

Martha...I heard through the grapevine about another possible Titanic book in the works...hoping to find out something more definite soon so I can blurb about it too!

Bookfool...I don't believe I've ever read a fictional account of the Titanic either. Guess we're both in for a treat! =)

CeeCee said...

Yes I'm a Titanic buff! And every one of these books are going on my list! Thanks for telling us.

P.S. I've been so busy offline, but ((HUGS)))my friend.

Lydia said...

so exciting! I am adding all of these to by TBR pile.

Carrie Turansky said...

I am very interested in these books! Thanks for sharing the list with us. I am a first reader for Cathy Gohlke, and I read and LOVED Promise Me This. It is such a touching story.Cathy's first two novels won Christy Awards...and I wouldn't be surprised if Promise Me This wins a Christy too. The writing is beautiful. Thanks, Yvonne.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the comments ladies...there's more Titanic buffs out there than I thought.

Hugs backatcha, CeeCee! =)

Carrie...I read both of Cathy's Christy winners...both well-deserved the honor. Cannot wait to read Promise Me This.

sue johnson said...

I LOVE reading Titanic books.