Happy Monday! I'm back at work today after a two week holiday, and I have to say, it's hard to drag myself away from the books, blogs and films I've been indulging in! It's been a restful, relaxing holiday, and now I have to get my head around being back out in the real world, ha!
But I wanted to share with you the great book I'm reading at the moment, The Captain's Daughter.
This is the story of May and Celeste, two women who survive the Titanic disaster, and who hold family secrets; May raises a child that is not her own, and Celeste is married to an abusive man. Although now oceans apart, their experience has created a friendship maintained through letters.
This is a beautifully written story that, through attention to detail, places you in the 1912 setting, as though you were watching a film. It helps that I have seen the movie Titanic and the opening chapters brought those scenes back to me, but then the book goes on, continuing to build a vivid picture of the settings and characters. I am so engrossed, I could just sit and read it all day! (I love the front cover too, and am wanting her coat and hat!)
Titanic books are popular right now because of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. Any Titanic story is heart-wrenching, and the thought of enduring that experience is so sad.
For a little visual step back in time, I found some Fox Studio pics to share, showcasing the decor of the Titanic, which as we all know, was a masterpiece in luxury:
I love the warm glow of the lights on the polished timber. Just stunning.
I'm linking up with Sheila at Book Journey to see what my readerly friends are up to this week: