Oct 9, 2012

Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson

When pampered Jacqueline Abington secretly elopes with the family gardener, she asks another woman to take her place on the much anticipated maiden voyage of the Titanic. Tessa Bowen hails from a poor corner of London but has been granted the opportunity of a lifetime—a ticket to sail to America aboard a famed vessel. But there’s a catch: she must assume Jacqueline’s identity. For the first time in her life, Tessa stays in luxurious quarters, dresses in elegant gowns, and dines with prestigious people. Then a wealthy American man takes an interest in her, and Tessa struggles to keep up the ruse as she begins falling for him. When tragedy strikes, the game is up, and two women’s lives are forever changed.

Award-winning author Janice Thompson, who also writes under the name Janice Hanna, has published nearly eighty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more.

She formerly served as vice president of the Christian Authors Network and was named the 2008 Mentor of the Year by the American Christian Fiction Writers.

Thompson lives in Spring, Texas, near her four grown daughters and young grandchildren. She leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends and two mischievous dachshunds.

Readers can keep up with Janice Thompson by visiting janiceathompson.com, becoming a fan on Facebook or following her Twitter.

Find out more about Janice at http://janicethompson.com.

Celebrate with Janice by entering to win a Kindle Fire!

One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
  • Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 17th. Winner will be announced at the American Tapestries Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/18. Connect with authors Janice Thompson and Melanie Dobson for an evening of book chat, trivia and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Queen of the Waves and Where the Trail Ends and join Janice Thompson and Melanie Dobson on the evening of the October 18th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!

Check out other reviews of Queen of the Waves here

Janice Thompson has taken a well known event in history and brought it to life with captivating characters that grabbed my attention. I was amused and very curious about how this story would unfold.

The idea of Tessa, a poor farm girl, taking the place of a rich socialite on the Titanic intrigued me. She took on the identity of Jacqueline Abington, and her companion was Jacqueline's maid who despised her.  She had a crash course on proper etiquette before she boarded the Titanic, but it didn't stop her from getting into some rather awkward situations on board.

Jacqueline thought she was making the best decision for her own life, but her choices didn't bring the immediate satisfaction and happiness she envisioned. She quickly learned that deceiving her parents came with a huge price tag. When news of the sinking of the Titanic reached her, her guilt was more almost than she could bear.

Realistic historical settings and vivid descriptions made this story come to life. Overall, this is a fantastic story that I highly recommend. I am looking forward to reading other upcoming releases in the American Tapestries series.

Disclosure: Review book received through Litfuse Publicity Group, in exchange for my honest review.


  1. You do such a great job with reviews, Janet! And I marvel at how many you post!! Good for you!

  2. Janet, thank you so much for reading and reviewing. I'm so glad you enjoyed Tessa's story! :)