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Passage on the Titanic ❰Download❯ ✤ Passage on the Titanic Author Anita Stansfield – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Ella Brown grew up in one of London s privileged homes, with all the comforts and luxuries that money can buy But when tragedy strikes her family, Ella is forced from a life of safety and abundance to Ella Brown grew up in one of London s privileged homes, with all the comforts and luxuries that money can buy But when tragedy strikes her family, Ella is forced from a life of safety and abundance Passage on Kindle - to one of scarcity and fear Clinging to survival on the filthy streets of the city, she s betrayed by her only friend and left desperate and alone When Ella arrives at the hospital in a life threatening state, she needs an angel of mercy, and one soon arrives Irene Corbett, an American midwife who has come to London for advanced medical training at the great sacrifice of her family Irene soothes Ella s physical and emotional pains, helps her back on her feet, and joins her on a voyage to America aboard the ship Titanic where epic disaster awaits the two friends.


10 thoughts on “Passage on the Titanic

  1. Lacey Lacey says:

    2 stars is pretty generous I am only giving this book two stars, purely on the fact that it is somewhat historical fiction I don t know what it is about Anita Stansfield s writing, but for some reason, I just have a really hard time with it The way the dialogue is written is not believable, and way too cheesy The only reason I decided to read this book was because it was about the Titanic, and I thought that would be interesting While it was interesting, I would of liked to have seen2 stars is pretty generous I am only giving this book two stars, purely on the fact that it is somewhat historical fiction I don t know what it is about Anita Stansfield s writing, but for some reason, I just have a really hard time with it The way the dialogue is written is not believable, and way too cheesy The only reason I decided to read this book was because it was about the Titanic, and I thought that would be interesting While it was interesting, I would of liked to have seenof what actually happened on the Titanic, and less about the before and after


  2. Sue Maxwell Sue Maxwell says:

    This is a very beautifully written book about the only LDS woman who went down with the Titanic s sinking Irene had traveled from Utah to London to learn midwifery in order to combat the high death rate of children and mother s at that time This is based upon her life story, and the fictionalized characters are based upon what her family knew of her work in London with deprived women I found it tremendously inspiring and made the story of the Titanic very real As with all of her books, there This is a very beautifully written book about the only LDS woman who went down with the Titanic s sinking Irene had traveled from Utah to London to learn midwifery in order to combat the high death rate of children and mother s at that time This is based upon her life story, and the fictionalized characters are based upon what her family knew of her work in London with deprived women I found it tremendously inspiring and made the story of the Titanic very real As with all of her books, there is a wonderful love story involved


  3. Jenny Jenny says:

    Maybe a 2.5Things I liked1 The love story between Ella and Jonathonit had its moments of sweetness2 Jonathon s family3 Seeing the sinking of the Titanic not only through a survivor s eyes, but through the eyes of a rescuerThings I didn t like1 The writing is just okay at best This is the first Stansfield novel I have read I know she has a devoted following, but I am guessing it is the sweet, clean romance linesthan the writing.2 view spoiler Ella s background is not deve Maybe a 2.5Things I liked1 The love story between Ella and Jonathonit had its moments of sweetness2 Jonathon s family3 Seeing the sinking of the Titanic not only through a survivor s eyes, but through the eyes of a rescuerThings I didn t like1 The writing is just okay at best This is the first Stansfield novel I have read I know she has a devoted following, but I am guessing it is the sweet, clean romance linesthan the writing.2 view spoiler Ella s background is not developed nearly enough Considering the horror that she supposedly goes through, which follows her throughout the book, I would have like to have felt it a littleIn just a few short paragraphs pages, we are supposed to feel how awful it was for her to lose her home, possessions, family, be homeless, have no skills and no money, be tricked into prostitution once , get pregnant, then have the child die right after birthI know this author tries to keep things clean but this was almost so sterile, you weren t really sure exactly what happened to her There was also a disconnect from the character because we don t see any of the horrific events that occurred.3 THE BIG ISSUEthis is supposed to be a book about Irene, an LDS woman who dies on the Titanic I think the author was extremely careful with Irene s story because that part is true, and I totally respect that, but she came across as this wispy, angelic woman that almost seemed like a religious fanaticwhich made it hard to connect to her, and even harder to appreciate her sacrifice4 THE OTHER BIG ISSUEthe first few chapters come across as religious almost to the point of fanatasism, and I got really tired of this is God s plan for me this is what the Spirit says I have to do etc etc etcIf I was not LDS, I would have tossed this book aside by page 20 Also, Irene talks about our agency to choose, but then makes it seem like God has made all the choices for herlike fate.5 THE OTHER OTHER BIG ISSUEAs preachy as the first few chapters seem, religion sort of gets dropped for the majority of the story, then just sort of creeps in at the endalmost like it was an oh yeahI better get back to that It just didn t blend well6 When Ella writes the family in England she lived with for a while to tell them she survived, WHY didn t she write to Irene s family too That was just weirdyou would think she would immediately want them to know how wonderful Irene was to herIt is historical fiction so who cares if it didn t really happen 7 Irene s husband, Walter, comes across as ornery and chauvenistic He doesn t want her to go I am sure he was a good mansince Irene loved him so much, but we never get a sense of his love for her or his goodness.Overall, I would have liked to have seen just a fictional account of Ella s life as historical fictionthe real parts just didn t seem to fit all that well and were my least favorite part of the book hide spoiler


  4. Nicole Pulver Nicole Pulver says:

    I was pretty dissapointed in this book, it seems as if the Titanic part of the book, was rushed and somewhat skipped over, and the rest of the book was somewhat slow I also feel that all of the facts were not portrayed correctly Irene is portrayed as if she was following the answer to prayer to go to London, and she went even against her own husbands wishes She was told by the Prophet to study in the US, but that was not mentioned in the book I guess what bugged me is that she was so sure of I was pretty dissapointed in this book, it seems as if the Titanic part of the book, was rushed and somewhat skipped over, and the rest of the book was somewhat slow I also feel that all of the facts were not portrayed correctly Irene is portrayed as if she was following the answer to prayer to go to London, and she went even against her own husbands wishes She was told by the Prophet to study in the US, but that was not mentioned in the book I guess what bugged me is that she was so sure of answer to prayer in the book, but we don t know that in real life, in fact the begaining of the book was kind of pushy and preachy, and it portrayed her husband as not being rightouse for not wanting her to go , when in real life he just wanted her to go over seas It did get me to do my own research wich is a good thing, and I believe that the author had good intentions


  5. Brittany Brittany says:

    I ve never read any of Stansfield s books, but this one caught my eye because I have always been fascinated with the Titanic This book is loosely based on the LDS Titanic victim, Irene Corbett, which is why I decided to give it a try Overall, it was just way too fluffy for me Irene, representing the LDS faith, makes perfect choices and never does or says anything wrong She is always teaching the gospel and being kind Her prayers are always answered, and she always understands the Holy Ghost I ve never read any of Stansfield s books, but this one caught my eye because I have always been fascinated with the Titanic This book is loosely based on the LDS Titanic victim, Irene Corbett, which is why I decided to give it a try Overall, it was just way too fluffy for me Irene, representing the LDS faith, makes perfect choices and never does or says anything wrong She is always teaching the gospel and being kind Her prayers are always answered, and she always understands the Holy Ghost perfectly I personally prefer characters to have a few flaws I was annoyed by this book from the first pages but continued on hoping it would get better Overall, it just wasn t very good The writing was poor, and it was terribly predictable


  6. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Whenever anyone tries something new they never know how the response will be For Anita tell the story of a real event with real people, it was different, but oh so good Anita has a gift for using words to tell a story that bring out the emotions in me I loved this new book and will recommend that she keep telling true stories I want to readof the titanic after reading this book.Ella Brown grew up in London in a privileged home, but her world was turned upside down when the money was go Whenever anyone tries something new they never know how the response will be For Anita tell the story of a real event with real people, it was different, but oh so good Anita has a gift for using words to tell a story that bring out the emotions in me I loved this new book and will recommend that she keep telling true stories I want to readof the titanic after reading this book.Ella Brown grew up in London in a privileged home, but her world was turned upside down when the money was gone, her father took his life and her mother was sent to an asylum where she died She was forced onto the streets penniless and without a way to provide for herself She was nieve when it came to trusting people and gave her trust too soon to a woman looking toward her own interests She was taken advantage of and ended up pregnant This is when she meets Irene Corbett Irene left her comfortable home in Utah to go to London to learn to be a midwife She left her three young children and husband to gain an education to help others, especially woman.When she met Ellie and helped her through the delivery of her premature son, she felt drawn to her She continued to look after her while at the hospital recovering from her birth and loss of her son When it was time for her to leave, Irene arranged for her to stay with Bro and Sis Pack They welcomed her in and helped her feel at home Ella was eager to earn her keep and found a job as a nanny through her acquaintances at Church She took the job as nanny at the Blackhurst, but only wanted to work for them to earn the money needed to get to American with Irene Things worked out when both were on the Titanic headed for American at the same timeElla with the Blackhurst on a vacation and Irene on her way home Tragedy strikes though with the iceberg Irene made sure that Ella made it onto a lifeboat and then went back to help the children we learn later to give them ether to help them sleep and not have to suffer drowning or freezing to death Ella was rescued by the Carpathia, headed to Austria She meets Jonathan Moreau, who is one of the crewman on the Carpathia He too is drawn to Ella and helps to make her as comfortable as possible While Ella is feeling all alone, friends like Jonathan and another older lady from the lifeboat tend to look out for her well being.She goes home with Jonathan to his family home and Bistro business where she is welcomed with open arms The family atmosphere, along with the kindness of Jonathan s mother and himself help her to open up and talk about the experience she has lived through.Feelings grown between Jonathan and Ella, but Jonathan still feels that Ella is holding back something from her past When he touches on the subject, ella is determined to run away to prevent him from knowing the truth,but he too thinks that she will do this and has his mother talk to her.After finding out about Ella s hardship, abuse and her meeting of Irene, he still loves Ella and asks her to marry him Ella finds that he too has some baggage from the past His lost love that took her life when she couldn t cope with her sister s death from cancer leaves a cloud over him Together they work through their pasts and onto the future Ella writes to Irene s parents and receives Irene s favorite book that she was given and now lays at the bottom of the ocean She finally starts to have closure to the titanic experience when she has the dream of Irene administering ether to the children left on board and feels what Irene felt in the last moments of her life Amazing story


  7. Teri Teri says:

    When I read through a newsletter from Anita a few weeks ago that her newest novel would soon be released and that it was about the Titanic, I knew I had to get it and get it quickly, as I m a HUGE Titanic fan and have read a lot of books on this subject Since Anita usually writes a series of books when she writes, I was hoping there would be a sequel, but at this point, I m not sure We ll just have to wait and see.The story starts out with the sinking of the ship, with the main characters Ella When I read through a newsletter from Anita a few weeks ago that her newest novel would soon be released and that it was about the Titanic, I knew I had to get it and get it quickly, as I m a HUGE Titanic fan and have read a lot of books on this subject Since Anita usually writes a series of books when she writes, I was hoping there would be a sequel, but at this point, I m not sure We ll just have to wait and see.The story starts out with the sinking of the ship, with the main characters Ella Brown, who is a fictional character and with incorporating a real life character into the story This person happens to be Irene Corbett, an LDS woman from Utah, who strongly feels she needs to further her nursing skills in London in midwifery She prays about this important undertaking, as she ll need to leave her husband and three young children for 6 months or .Ella, a young English girl, loses both of her parents, so is forced to live an impoverished life on the streets of London, winding up in the hospital in a life threatening state, the same hospital Irene is working in Irene feels a strong connection with Ella and they bond quickly Irene finds a place for Ella to live, where in time, she finds work as a nanny When Irene has finished her schooling, she books passage on this new ship that has been touted as being unsinkable Ella is totally surprised when the family she works for also books passage on the Titanic for a vacation in America Both women find the ship wonderful, especially with knowing the Titanic has many pianos onboard.When both ladies hear and feel the ship hitting the iceberg, they begin to gather a few things together Ella loses sight of Irene when Irene puts her in a lifeboat The next morning, when the ship Carpathia arrives where they expected the Titanic to be, they see nothing but lifeboats with survivors in them.Deeply shaken by this catastropic event, Ella finds comfort and healing in the care of rescue crewman Jonathan Moreau and his loving family Can Ella ever find peace and happiness with the constant nightmares over this devastating event This powerful novel evokes compassion, redemption, hope and survival as never before, as this really happened


  8. Apzmarshl Apzmarshl says:

    As with each new Stansfield book marketed in the last 5 years, I will read it and then I will complain about it On one hand it s comforting to always know what you are going to get.like going to your grandma s house where she has NOTHING to do and will only turn the TV on Jeopard and Hee Haw You hate it but you keep going back and feeling like you belong Stansfield s books are that way I know when I pick one up I am going to hear the same words issued by the same characters no matter the As with each new Stansfield book marketed in the last 5 years, I will read it and then I will complain about it On one hand it s comforting to always know what you are going to get.like going to your grandma s house where she has NOTHING to do and will only turn the TV on Jeopard and Hee Haw You hate it but you keep going back and feeling like you belong Stansfield s books are that way I know when I pick one up I am going to hear the same words issued by the same characters no matter the settingand yet I do it Historical fiction is something that I quite like I had a small..although unreasonable, hope that because this was branching out a tad for Stansfield that she would be inspired to write differently The historical significance and the sheer horror of the Titanic disaster was a wonderful setting to really put forth that effort that has been lacking in her writing in the past decade The actual events on the Titanic and of Irene, an actual passenger, were quickly dismissed and only used as a vessel to yeild the same old bloody story much like I use carrots as a vessel for ranch dressing, I care nothing for the carrot, and she cared nothing for the amazing history she COULD have used for a story..heart wrenching psychological drama between two excessively morally clean people that have terrible conversations.Unlike many, I don t really mind the spirituality or religious parts I liked the history I loved that the story made me consider the horror of a massive city sinking into the black, cold ocean within a short frame of time, and the impact this may have had on survivors and rescuers I always love the love And I do appreciate that Stansfield widely makes her characters very generous and giving people.So there we areclean, fast, romantic ish, meatless


  9. Lisa the Librarian Lisa the Librarian says:

    First off I need to say that the cover bothers me It is a little too much Kate Winslet looking for me I know that the author has nothing to do with the cover selection, so this is not a comment on her writing, but it really bothered me A lot.Having gotten that off my chest I did enjoy the story I had never considered the trauma that the survivors likely experienced, both physically and emotionally This was a fresh perspective for me I did think that the meeting between the two romantic in First off I need to say that the cover bothers me It is a little too much Kate Winslet looking for me I know that the author has nothing to do with the cover selection, so this is not a comment on her writing, but it really bothered me A lot.Having gotten that off my chest I did enjoy the story I had never considered the trauma that the survivors likely experienced, both physically and emotionally This was a fresh perspective for me I did think that the meeting between the two romantic interest characters was a bit contrived, but the romance was sweet and exactly what you d expect from an Anita Stansfield book I was also confused about the whole situation with Ella in the first part of the book I get that she was manipulated and coerced by an unscrupulous woman and found herself in a situation she didn t realize she was getting into, but unless she was physically forced I am not sure how everyone could tell her she hadzero responsibility for what happened Is there a reason she didn t leave when she figured out what was really going on I also would have liked to haveof a feel of what it was like to be a passenger on the Titanic withtime spent on the ship, or ratherdetails about it.This sounds like I didn t like the book, but I did Anita Stansfield is always a good indulgence in a bit of guilty pleasure and she really does try to show growth and learning from her characters


  10. Ella Ella says:

    I am not a fan of Mormon fiction by any stretch of the word I find the genre as a whole uninspired and droll There have been a few diamonds in the rough This however, was almost one of them I know I gave it 4 stars, so I guess I better explain I loved the concept, the characters, and the setting The main character, Ella, I could relate to on a level I have never done so with a fictional character I found her relationship with Irene wonderful and I truly routed for her However, a lot of I am not a fan of Mormon fiction by any stretch of the word I find the genre as a whole uninspired and droll There have been a few diamonds in the rough This however, was almost one of them I know I gave it 4 stars, so I guess I better explain I loved the concept, the characters, and the setting The main character, Ella, I could relate to on a level I have never done so with a fictional character I found her relationship with Irene wonderful and I truly routed for her However, a lot of the issues I with LDS fiction were present in this book The constant reminder of the Mormon faith, the skirting around deep emotion, and the handling of sin with kid gloves I must say, that these issues were less than in other LDS fiction Plus the interesting concept and characters helped me to get past the annoyances When a character bore their testimony, it felt genuine There were deep and agonizing feelings, however I feel that they could have been delved intoAnd such a hot button word as rape was implied but never said This book could have been amazing and wonderful to the point that I recommended it to non LDS friends, but it does fall short of its potential I do have to admit it is still an interesting and enjoyable read despite its faults and therefore earns 4 stars


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10 thoughts on “Passage on the Titanic

  1. Lacey Lacey says:

    2 stars is pretty generous I am only giving this book two stars, purely on the fact that it is somewhat historical fiction I don t know what it is about Anita Stansfield s writing, but for some reason, I just have a really hard time with it The way the dialogue is written is not believable, and way too cheesy The only reason I decided to read this book was because it was about the Titanic, and I thought that would be interesting While it was interesting, I would of liked to have seen2 stars is pretty generous I am only giving this book two stars, purely on the fact that it is somewhat historical fiction I don t know what it is about Anita Stansfield s writing, but for some reason, I just have a really hard time with it The way the dialogue is written is not believable, and way too cheesy The only reason I decided to read this book was because it was about the Titanic, and I thought that would be interesting While it was interesting, I would of liked to have seenof what actually happened on the Titanic, and less about the before and after

  2. Sue Maxwell Sue Maxwell says:

    This is a very beautifully written book about the only LDS woman who went down with the Titanic s sinking Irene had traveled from Utah to London to learn midwifery in order to combat the high death rate of children and mother s at that time This is based upon her life story, and the fictionalized characters are based upon what her family knew of her work in London with deprived women I found it tremendously inspiring and made the story of the Titanic very real As with all of her books, there This is a very beautifully written book about the only LDS woman who went down with the Titanic s sinking Irene had traveled from Utah to London to learn midwifery in order to combat the high death rate of children and mother s at that time This is based upon her life story, and the fictionalized characters are based upon what her family knew of her work in London with deprived women I found it tremendously inspiring and made the story of the Titanic very real As with all of her books, there is a wonderful love story involved

  3. Jenny Jenny says:

    Maybe a 2.5Things I liked1 The love story between Ella and Jonathonit had its moments of sweetness2 Jonathon s family3 Seeing the sinking of the Titanic not only through a survivor s eyes, but through the eyes of a rescuerThings I didn t like1 The writing is just okay at best This is the first Stansfield novel I have read I know she has a devoted following, but I am guessing it is the sweet, clean romance linesthan the writing.2 view spoiler Ella s background is not deve Maybe a 2.5Things I liked1 The love story between Ella and Jonathonit had its moments of sweetness2 Jonathon s family3 Seeing the sinking of the Titanic not only through a survivor s eyes, but through the eyes of a rescuerThings I didn t like1 The writing is just okay at best This is the first Stansfield novel I have read I know she has a devoted following, but I am guessing it is the sweet, clean romance linesthan the writing.2 view spoiler Ella s background is not developed nearly enough Considering the horror that she supposedly goes through, which follows her throughout the book, I would have like to have felt it a littleIn just a few short paragraphs pages, we are supposed to feel how awful it was for her to lose her home, possessions, family, be homeless, have no skills and no money, be tricked into prostitution once , get pregnant, then have the child die right after birthI know this author tries to keep things clean but this was almost so sterile, you weren t really sure exactly what happened to her There was also a disconnect from the character because we don t see any of the horrific events that occurred.3 THE BIG ISSUEthis is supposed to be a book about Irene, an LDS woman who dies on the Titanic I think the author was extremely careful with Irene s story because that part is true, and I totally respect that, but she came across as this wispy, angelic woman that almost seemed like a religious fanaticwhich made it hard to connect to her, and even harder to appreciate her sacrifice4 THE OTHER BIG ISSUEthe first few chapters come across as religious almost to the point of fanatasism, and I got really tired of this is God s plan for me this is what the Spirit says I have to do etc etc etcIf I was not LDS, I would have tossed this book aside by page 20 Also, Irene talks about our agency to choose, but then makes it seem like God has made all the choices for herlike fate.5 THE OTHER OTHER BIG ISSUEAs preachy as the first few chapters seem, religion sort of gets dropped for the majority of the story, then just sort of creeps in at the endalmost like it was an oh yeahI better get back to that It just didn t blend well6 When Ella writes the family in England she lived with for a while to tell them she survived, WHY didn t she write to Irene s family too That was just weirdyou would think she would immediately want them to know how wonderful Irene was to herIt is historical fiction so who cares if it didn t really happen 7 Irene s husband, Walter, comes across as ornery and chauvenistic He doesn t want her to go I am sure he was a good mansince Irene loved him so much, but we never get a sense of his love for her or his goodness.Overall, I would have liked to have seen just a fictional account of Ella s life as historical fictionthe real parts just didn t seem to fit all that well and were my least favorite part of the book hide spoiler

  4. Nicole Pulver Nicole Pulver says:

    I was pretty dissapointed in this book, it seems as if the Titanic part of the book, was rushed and somewhat skipped over, and the rest of the book was somewhat slow I also feel that all of the facts were not portrayed correctly Irene is portrayed as if she was following the answer to prayer to go to London, and she went even against her own husbands wishes She was told by the Prophet to study in the US, but that was not mentioned in the book I guess what bugged me is that she was so sure of I was pretty dissapointed in this book, it seems as if the Titanic part of the book, was rushed and somewhat skipped over, and the rest of the book was somewhat slow I also feel that all of the facts were not portrayed correctly Irene is portrayed as if she was following the answer to prayer to go to London, and she went even against her own husbands wishes She was told by the Prophet to study in the US, but that was not mentioned in the book I guess what bugged me is that she was so sure of answer to prayer in the book, but we don t know that in real life, in fact the begaining of the book was kind of pushy and preachy, and it portrayed her husband as not being rightouse for not wanting her to go , when in real life he just wanted her to go over seas It did get me to do my own research wich is a good thing, and I believe that the author had good intentions

  5. Brittany Brittany says:

    I ve never read any of Stansfield s books, but this one caught my eye because I have always been fascinated with the Titanic This book is loosely based on the LDS Titanic victim, Irene Corbett, which is why I decided to give it a try Overall, it was just way too fluffy for me Irene, representing the LDS faith, makes perfect choices and never does or says anything wrong She is always teaching the gospel and being kind Her prayers are always answered, and she always understands the Holy Ghost I ve never read any of Stansfield s books, but this one caught my eye because I have always been fascinated with the Titanic This book is loosely based on the LDS Titanic victim, Irene Corbett, which is why I decided to give it a try Overall, it was just way too fluffy for me Irene, representing the LDS faith, makes perfect choices and never does or says anything wrong She is always teaching the gospel and being kind Her prayers are always answered, and she always understands the Holy Ghost perfectly I personally prefer characters to have a few flaws I was annoyed by this book from the first pages but continued on hoping it would get better Overall, it just wasn t very good The writing was poor, and it was terribly predictable

  6. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Whenever anyone tries something new they never know how the response will be For Anita tell the story of a real event with real people, it was different, but oh so good Anita has a gift for using words to tell a story that bring out the emotions in me I loved this new book and will recommend that she keep telling true stories I want to readof the titanic after reading this book.Ella Brown grew up in London in a privileged home, but her world was turned upside down when the money was go Whenever anyone tries something new they never know how the response will be For Anita tell the story of a real event with real people, it was different, but oh so good Anita has a gift for using words to tell a story that bring out the emotions in me I loved this new book and will recommend that she keep telling true stories I want to readof the titanic after reading this book.Ella Brown grew up in London in a privileged home, but her world was turned upside down when the money was gone, her father took his life and her mother was sent to an asylum where she died She was forced onto the streets penniless and without a way to provide for herself She was nieve when it came to trusting people and gave her trust too soon to a woman looking toward her own interests She was taken advantage of and ended up pregnant This is when she meets Irene Corbett Irene left her comfortable home in Utah to go to London to learn to be a midwife She left her three young children and husband to gain an education to help others, especially woman.When she met Ellie and helped her through the delivery of her premature son, she felt drawn to her She continued to look after her while at the hospital recovering from her birth and loss of her son When it was time for her to leave, Irene arranged for her to stay with Bro and Sis Pack They welcomed her in and helped her feel at home Ella was eager to earn her keep and found a job as a nanny through her acquaintances at Church She took the job as nanny at the Blackhurst, but only wanted to work for them to earn the money needed to get to American with Irene Things worked out when both were on the Titanic headed for American at the same timeElla with the Blackhurst on a vacation and Irene on her way home Tragedy strikes though with the iceberg Irene made sure that Ella made it onto a lifeboat and then went back to help the children we learn later to give them ether to help them sleep and not have to suffer drowning or freezing to death Ella was rescued by the Carpathia, headed to Austria She meets Jonathan Moreau, who is one of the crewman on the Carpathia He too is drawn to Ella and helps to make her as comfortable as possible While Ella is feeling all alone, friends like Jonathan and another older lady from the lifeboat tend to look out for her well being.She goes home with Jonathan to his family home and Bistro business where she is welcomed with open arms The family atmosphere, along with the kindness of Jonathan s mother and himself help her to open up and talk about the experience she has lived through.Feelings grown between Jonathan and Ella, but Jonathan still feels that Ella is holding back something from her past When he touches on the subject, ella is determined to run away to prevent him from knowing the truth,but he too thinks that she will do this and has his mother talk to her.After finding out about Ella s hardship, abuse and her meeting of Irene, he still loves Ella and asks her to marry him Ella finds that he too has some baggage from the past His lost love that took her life when she couldn t cope with her sister s death from cancer leaves a cloud over him Together they work through their pasts and onto the future Ella writes to Irene s parents and receives Irene s favorite book that she was given and now lays at the bottom of the ocean She finally starts to have closure to the titanic experience when she has the dream of Irene administering ether to the children left on board and feels what Irene felt in the last moments of her life Amazing story

  7. Teri Teri says:

    When I read through a newsletter from Anita a few weeks ago that her newest novel would soon be released and that it was about the Titanic, I knew I had to get it and get it quickly, as I m a HUGE Titanic fan and have read a lot of books on this subject Since Anita usually writes a series of books when she writes, I was hoping there would be a sequel, but at this point, I m not sure We ll just have to wait and see.The story starts out with the sinking of the ship, with the main characters Ella When I read through a newsletter from Anita a few weeks ago that her newest novel would soon be released and that it was about the Titanic, I knew I had to get it and get it quickly, as I m a HUGE Titanic fan and have read a lot of books on this subject Since Anita usually writes a series of books when she writes, I was hoping there would be a sequel, but at this point, I m not sure We ll just have to wait and see.The story starts out with the sinking of the ship, with the main characters Ella Brown, who is a fictional character and with incorporating a real life character into the story This person happens to be Irene Corbett, an LDS woman from Utah, who strongly feels she needs to further her nursing skills in London in midwifery She prays about this important undertaking, as she ll need to leave her husband and three young children for 6 months or .Ella, a young English girl, loses both of her parents, so is forced to live an impoverished life on the streets of London, winding up in the hospital in a life threatening state, the same hospital Irene is working in Irene feels a strong connection with Ella and they bond quickly Irene finds a place for Ella to live, where in time, she finds work as a nanny When Irene has finished her schooling, she books passage on this new ship that has been touted as being unsinkable Ella is totally surprised when the family she works for also books passage on the Titanic for a vacation in America Both women find the ship wonderful, especially with knowing the Titanic has many pianos onboard.When both ladies hear and feel the ship hitting the iceberg, they begin to gather a few things together Ella loses sight of Irene when Irene puts her in a lifeboat The next morning, when the ship Carpathia arrives where they expected the Titanic to be, they see nothing but lifeboats with survivors in them.Deeply shaken by this catastropic event, Ella finds comfort and healing in the care of rescue crewman Jonathan Moreau and his loving family Can Ella ever find peace and happiness with the constant nightmares over this devastating event This powerful novel evokes compassion, redemption, hope and survival as never before, as this really happened

  8. Apzmarshl Apzmarshl says:

    As with each new Stansfield book marketed in the last 5 years, I will read it and then I will complain about it On one hand it s comforting to always know what you are going to get.like going to your grandma s house where she has NOTHING to do and will only turn the TV on Jeopard and Hee Haw You hate it but you keep going back and feeling like you belong Stansfield s books are that way I know when I pick one up I am going to hear the same words issued by the same characters no matter the As with each new Stansfield book marketed in the last 5 years, I will read it and then I will complain about it On one hand it s comforting to always know what you are going to get.like going to your grandma s house where she has NOTHING to do and will only turn the TV on Jeopard and Hee Haw You hate it but you keep going back and feeling like you belong Stansfield s books are that way I know when I pick one up I am going to hear the same words issued by the same characters no matter the settingand yet I do it Historical fiction is something that I quite like I had a small..although unreasonable, hope that because this was branching out a tad for Stansfield that she would be inspired to write differently The historical significance and the sheer horror of the Titanic disaster was a wonderful setting to really put forth that effort that has been lacking in her writing in the past decade The actual events on the Titanic and of Irene, an actual passenger, were quickly dismissed and only used as a vessel to yeild the same old bloody story much like I use carrots as a vessel for ranch dressing, I care nothing for the carrot, and she cared nothing for the amazing history she COULD have used for a story..heart wrenching psychological drama between two excessively morally clean people that have terrible conversations.Unlike many, I don t really mind the spirituality or religious parts I liked the history I loved that the story made me consider the horror of a massive city sinking into the black, cold ocean within a short frame of time, and the impact this may have had on survivors and rescuers I always love the love And I do appreciate that Stansfield widely makes her characters very generous and giving people.So there we areclean, fast, romantic ish, meatless

  9. Lisa the Librarian Lisa the Librarian says:

    First off I need to say that the cover bothers me It is a little too much Kate Winslet looking for me I know that the author has nothing to do with the cover selection, so this is not a comment on her writing, but it really bothered me A lot.Having gotten that off my chest I did enjoy the story I had never considered the trauma that the survivors likely experienced, both physically and emotionally This was a fresh perspective for me I did think that the meeting between the two romantic in First off I need to say that the cover bothers me It is a little too much Kate Winslet looking for me I know that the author has nothing to do with the cover selection, so this is not a comment on her writing, but it really bothered me A lot.Having gotten that off my chest I did enjoy the story I had never considered the trauma that the survivors likely experienced, both physically and emotionally This was a fresh perspective for me I did think that the meeting between the two romantic interest characters was a bit contrived, but the romance was sweet and exactly what you d expect from an Anita Stansfield book I was also confused about the whole situation with Ella in the first part of the book I get that she was manipulated and coerced by an unscrupulous woman and found herself in a situation she didn t realize she was getting into, but unless she was physically forced I am not sure how everyone could tell her she hadzero responsibility for what happened Is there a reason she didn t leave when she figured out what was really going on I also would have liked to haveof a feel of what it was like to be a passenger on the Titanic withtime spent on the ship, or ratherdetails about it.This sounds like I didn t like the book, but I did Anita Stansfield is always a good indulgence in a bit of guilty pleasure and she really does try to show growth and learning from her characters

  10. Ella Ella says:

    I am not a fan of Mormon fiction by any stretch of the word I find the genre as a whole uninspired and droll There have been a few diamonds in the rough This however, was almost one of them I know I gave it 4 stars, so I guess I better explain I loved the concept, the characters, and the setting The main character, Ella, I could relate to on a level I have never done so with a fictional character I found her relationship with Irene wonderful and I truly routed for her However, a lot of I am not a fan of Mormon fiction by any stretch of the word I find the genre as a whole uninspired and droll There have been a few diamonds in the rough This however, was almost one of them I know I gave it 4 stars, so I guess I better explain I loved the concept, the characters, and the setting The main character, Ella, I could relate to on a level I have never done so with a fictional character I found her relationship with Irene wonderful and I truly routed for her However, a lot of the issues I with LDS fiction were present in this book The constant reminder of the Mormon faith, the skirting around deep emotion, and the handling of sin with kid gloves I must say, that these issues were less than in other LDS fiction Plus the interesting concept and characters helped me to get past the annoyances When a character bore their testimony, it felt genuine There were deep and agonizing feelings, however I feel that they could have been delved intoAnd such a hot button word as rape was implied but never said This book could have been amazing and wonderful to the point that I recommended it to non LDS friends, but it does fall short of its potential I do have to admit it is still an interesting and enjoyable read despite its faults and therefore earns 4 stars

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