Monday, 23 April 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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:



xx

18 comments:

  1. I'm interested in finding a good Titanic book to read (or reread) this year. It seems like something I must do.

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  2. The Captain's Daughter sounds great! I love when you feel really pulled into the time period.

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    1. It's books like this that make me want to write a book too! Not too complex, not too fluffy, likeable main characters, and a despicable villain. A vivid historical setting, and decisions made by characters that affect subsequent generations. The perfect novel! xx

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  3. The Captain's Daughter sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the visuals...and I really like your header!

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    1. The book is great!

      My blog header is a picture of 1920's actress Esther Ralston, and this was a photoshoot for Photoplay magazine in 1925. I just adore the look on her face! xx

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  4. I love the cover of The Captain's Daughter...and the story sounds really intriguing!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. I'm a sucker for a pretty book cover! xx

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  5. The Captain's Daughter looks so interesting! I'm going to see if my library has it - love books about the Titanic!

    Happy Reading this week! It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading??

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    1. Thank goodness for libraries, or we'd all be broke, ha! :)

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  6. There seems to be a LOT of Titanic retellings out, lately! You sound like you really enjoy this one, so I might have to check it out. :)

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  7. Ooooo, the Captain's Daughter sounds great! Enjoy!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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    1. Thanks for visiting! This book really is a wonderful read! :)

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  8. The Captain's Daughter looks wonderful!

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    1. It's great! I've finished it now, and it was sooo worth reading! :)

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  9. Sorry I am late dropping by this week, I hope you are enjoying The Captains Daughter.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I really enjoyed it - to me it was the perfect read! :)

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