The Captain's Daughter

The Captain's Daughter

by Leah Fleming
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The Captain's Daughter by Leah Fleming

Two remarkable women, one fateful night aboard the Titanic, and a lifetime of secrets—an unforgettable tale spanning three generations and three countries, rich in detail, and marrying fiction with little-known fact.

The secrets in a woman’s heart are deeper than the ocean…

For May Smith, traveling with her husband and baby girl Ellen, stepping foot on the Titanic marks the start of an incredible journey, one which is destined to take her from the back streets of Bolton to the land of opportunity: the United States.

But when the unsinkable Titanic hits an iceberg one cold dark night, May’s dreams are instantly shattered. Jumping from the sinking ship at the last minute, May loses sight of her family. Distraught, she is pulled into a lifeboat. Minutes later, the captain swims to the lifeboat and hands May a baby swaddled in blankets.

Beside herself, and in virtual darkness, May believes the baby to be Ellen. This rescue is witnessed by fellow survivor, Celeste Parkes, married to an American industrialist who is on her way back to Ohio after her mother’s funeral.

In horror, they both watch the death throes of the mighty ship; May traumatized, knowing her husband has drowned, Celeste wishing her bully of a husband had been on board and out of her life.

As the dawn comes up, and the two women are rescued, a friendship is formed, one which is destined to transcend the Atlantic and social differences between them and last a lifetime. Then May makes a shocking discovery and a split-second decision will change the lives of so many…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857203441
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 391,567
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Leah Fleming was born in Lancashire and is married with three sons and a daughter. She writes from an old farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales and an olive grove in Crete.

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The Captain's Daughter 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and I loved it. Historical fiction at it's best. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal book! Couldn't put it down. Great historical fiction!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book revealed new perspectives on the titanic. I enjoyed the European influence and also how the author wove historical events to help the reader keep the timeline in perspectuve as well. I will look for her other books as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The background and historical aspect kept it interesting, but the book was so poorly written I couldn't finish it and I am not one who easily gives up on novels. Specifically, there was very little in the way of character development and it was hard to feel anything for the characters at all. Typically if I find that I have made an error in choosing a book, I can muddle through and finish it because I care about the characters. Not so with this one. Also, the use of modern slang mixed in drove me a bit batty- I think I put the book down for good when one of the characters used the term "digs" to refer to their place of dwelling. Combined with no clear direction and the constant jumping from character to character, it is really not worth picking up and wasting your time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
556 pages. Such a wonderful book! It has its ups and downs, its predictableness,but I still read every word and loved it! Recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book evev th it was a lttle long loved how all the stories came together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this besutiful story. I loved learning in detail about each of the characters and knowing each one's joy and pain. I was impressed with the history references and was overjoyed with the ending. Life is not easy .... everyone has a story to tell. I will look for other books from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing how the story tied together so well. Absolutely unbelievable book. I really couldn't put it down. Must read if you like historical fiction. 
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a very good read. I would read more of her books. It was well written, going from one generation to the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has it all wrapped up in one package. The Titanic intrigues me. I love genealogy and family history. Throw in some suspense and a mystery. Sprinkle in a few love stories. Not too short, not too long. For me, just right!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice long read. Lots of years pass and it all comes together in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an "OK" read. The story line was predictable but I did enjoy some of the historical elements.
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Oh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad, and soes a may die?