A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman….
Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For 17-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Samus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again.
Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she's harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
©2014 Hazel Gaynor (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
I loved this book! I was very well done. Instead of a single time line, this book want from 1912 to 1982! I fell in love with all the characters. I loved the ending, it made me cry! I would recommend this book highly!
It was genius having to narrators with very different dialects! The ladies brought life to the characters!
Patti C Fulmer
Love the History of the Titanic braided into a beautifully told story. Grabbed and pulled me in from the first sentence.
Realizing that Chemus was James
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I hate it when that happens! When a good idea for a tale is ruined by a poorly written story… it’s so annoying!
I was looking forward to a good book and the idea was promising but the execution was a huge let down, packed with clichés and eye rolling coincidences and silly developments; such a shame.
The book was: Insipid. Cliché. Formulaic. Trite. Simple. Flat. Predictable… Pick any one, they all fit.
I've always loved to hear stories from and about the Titanic. This story was more than most. taking you fun the past to the future and back. Great way the stories of the people intertwined.
I listen to audio books often, this is one of my favorites. This book really brought out the lives of the people and their
Families who were involved in the titanic
I have found that this has became one of my favorite stories, the telling of it, the person who reads it, and the blending of the 2 lives it tells of.. i
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