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Posted April 12, 2012
I always enjoy Mindy Starns Clark's novels, and this one lived u
I always enjoy Mindy Starns Clark's novels, and this one lived up to my expectations. A great read.
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Posted April 16, 2013
Could not put this book down. Every time I thought I knew what
Could not put this book down. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen it changed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Very well written,and unpredictable ending.
Posted January 11, 2013
Posted July 10, 2012
This was a great book!!! Start to finish. I could not put it do
This was a great book!!! Start to finish. I could not put it down, even when I did I still would think about which cousin survived.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read something that keeps you on your toes.
Posted July 5, 2012
Being obsessed with all things TITANIC and murder mysteries I could not put down this work of historical fiction. Clearly, the authors did their research.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Titanic passengers Adele and Joycelyn (cousins) embark on an adventurous journey to America - yet only one will survive, bringing with her carefully guarded bearer bonds that will amass into the millions 100 years later.
Present day ancestors of both Adele and Joycelyn question the true identity of the Titanic survivor and who is the rightful heir to the bonds. The lust for wealth leads to lies, deceit and murder.
The past and the present come together in two tales of love, pride, pain and redemption.
Don't miss reading this book!
Posted April 21, 2012
Kelsey Tate is on the rise up in her father’s company, Bre
Kelsey Tate is on the rise up in her father’s company, Brennan & Tate, after he suffers a stroke. Then she hears disturbing rumors about her great-grandmother, Adele Brennan, who survived the Titanic, and established the firm 100 years ago. Or did she? Rumors abound that it was actually Jocelyn Brennan who survived and started the business. In addition, a co-worker, Gloria Poole, is found dead by Kelsey. Why? Was she murdered? Or was it suicide?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While jostling all these rumors and Gloria’s death, Kelsey is also facing a hostile takeover by Pamela Greeley of Queen’s Fleet Management Group firm, a former classmate of Kelsey’s. Kelsey is forced to rely on her former co-worker and boyfriend, Cole Thornton, to help sort out the mess.
Echoes of Titanic is written in a double-story novel format. I loved it. The way it volleys back and forth between the point of view of cousins Adele and Jocelyn Brennan 100 years ago as Titanic passengers and Kelsey’s current troubles at Brennan & Tate keeps you turning the pages to find the truth and see Kelsey’s troubles remedied.
Mindy and John Clark do an excellent job of keeping the stakes high as to who actually survived the Titanic and started the firm. Little teasers all along the way bounce you back and forth as to who survived and who Adele really was. They would get you thinking one way, only to turn the tables in the next section. They accomplished this format all the way to the very end of the book! It was also a great story about the conditions and circumstances on Titanic before and after it struck the iceberg.
The tension and suspense of the Brennan & Tate issues were also superbly written. Murder, lives in danger, jobs at stake, secrets and rumors, and the scandals about Adele’s true identity continued to keep Kelsey feeling overwhelmed and thinking she was in way over her head. When she was able to get one episode was under control, another would explode, multiplying over and over, leaving Kelsey no choice but to find outside help through Cole. The fires there weren’t going so well there either! Who could she trust? Can she trust God once again?
I found myself immersed in the characters as they either embarked on Titanic or worked at Brennan & Tate. The relationship between Adele and Jocelyn was my favorite part, as they encouraged one another as sisters in the Lord as well as cousins.
For a new perspective on the lives of people on Titanic and how their lives affected lives years later, be sure to pick up a copy of Echoes of Titanic!
Posted April 13, 2012
Blending The Past and The Present
What an awesome, page turning read. Most of the book takes place in 2012, but is connected to the fateful ship Titanic. Mindy Starns Clark does a great job of bring the past and the present together. She has it all in this book! Beginning on the voyage with the cousins Adele and Joceyln and Mr Tad Myers, and the "Love" of the two girls for each other.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
We come across suicide or murder, betrayal, lost loves, hostile take overs, Ponzie Schemes, break ins. What matters most we will find out is the Love of God and Family. Enjoyed the visit that Kelsey has with her Grandfather Jonah, what a delightful character he is. He is also the son of Adele, the Titanic survivor and matriarchy of the Brennan-Tate Clan. In his kitchen hung a sign that stated "The secret to a happy life is the hanging on and in the letting go." Probably when all the facts are revealed will make a lot of sense.
I did enjoy this book and it makes for a wonderful getting lost in book.
I received this book from Harvest House Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.
Posted April 13, 2012
Even though I prefer plots set in the present, I learn more from
Even though I prefer plots set in the present, I learn more from historic fiction. This novel offers both the present and the past. Interspersed throughout this contemporary novel are short chapters set 100 years ago, which follow Adele and Jocelyn, two cousins, close as sisters, aboard the Titanic, giving the reader a deeper insight into that historic tragedy. I feel that the balance between the time of Titanic and today are just right.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The characters are well-written. I most appreciate Kelsey, a modern-day, sharp, businesswoman. Included are a mystery and a smidgen of romance--something for everyone! The description of the interlocking hat pin has me wanting to begin a collection of them. Most people will enjoy this good read.
For reader's reflection or book clubs, discussion questions are included.
Thank you to FirstWildCard and Karri James at Harvest House Publishers for my copy.
Posted April 16, 2012
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Posted January 5, 2013
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