Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Girl Who Came Home~ Book Review

About the Book:

A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman. . . 

Ireland, 1912 . . .

Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes,

Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again.

Chicago, 1982 . . .

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 the 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.


What Can I say about this book?
This was A very terrific book! I was amazed that this was a true story and how I just love a true story. I loved the historical story of Ireland and the lives of modest folk. The vivid story of a young girl leaving the life she knows and traveling on a train for the first time to get to the ship. The awe of the mighty TITANIC at first sight. Amazing! The description of the opulence
Of the ship and the sheer size of it. I was pleased to read the 3 rd class accommodations were decent and the crew treated them well.
The horrific event of the sinking was heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the terror those people went through with the freezing temperatures and
Fridged water. I felt as I was there enjoying all the socializing on the ship and then the terrible night! The final events of Maggie's story were uplifting and very moving. I have to say this book was very well written. 

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