Title: The Deepest Waters
Author: Dan Walsh
Genre: Christian historical fiction with a touch of romance
Publisher: Revell Books
Date released: May 1st, 2011
Stars (out of 5): ***
Age rating: PG-12
This book was completely clean ( beside the occasional kiss) and would be appropriate for a 12 year old, although it wasn't very exciting and probably wouldn't be very entertaining to them.
Back cover (from Goodreads.com):
What began as a fairytale honeymoon in 1857 for John and Laura Foster aboard the steamship SS Vandervere becomes a nightmare when a hurricane causes their ship to sink into the murky depths of the Atlantic. Laura finds herself with the other women and children aboard a sailing ship while John and a hundred other men drift on the open sea on anything they could grab as the Vandervere went down. Suspecting her John is gone but still daring to hope for a miracle, Laura must face the possibility of life alone--and meeting her new in-laws without their son if she ever reaches New York. Readers will be holding their breath as they sail through this emotional and honest story of hope, faith, and love in the face of uncertainty. Talented author Dan Walsh skillfully tells an epic story through an intimate focus on two lost lovers. Inspired by real events, this moving novel will capture the hearts of all who dive into its pages.
Deepest waters is the tragic tale of newlywed couple Laura and john forgets....and I though I'd never get to the end, but in a good way. The story starts out with Laura Foster on the a ship named the Cutlass, sailing away from a ship wreck and her doomed husband. The story was almost agonizing with how some people missed each other by mere seconds sometimes, or at least it seemed that way. And I almost didn't have enough courage to read the last chapter, least a certain someones, didn't make it. But as a historical novel, the details were spot on, and though the story was centered on romance, I didn't feel there was quite enough for me. But of course, to me, there is no such thing as too much romance. Unfortunately, this is one of those books, that when given the choice, you probably wouldn't read again just because you already know how it ends and that is the the most exciting part of the story. But this book is a nice edition to my bookshelf and if your a history nut, I know you'd find enough interesting facts and history to keep turning the pages.
*This book was given to me by the publisher in return for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way or influenced to write a positive review*
Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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And I have a lot more reviews to come, so be on the look out.