"Queen of the Waves" is a lovely story that takes place on the ever-grand Titanic. It certainly has an intriguing plot: A young woman of high society, Jacquie Abingdon, is being pushed into a marriage that will forge two businesses together. But this marriage is not with the man she fancies. When an alternate route presents itself, she gladly jumps on board to escape her father's critical eye. Except, Jacquie doesn't jump on board the Titanic, but makes a deceptive switch with Tessa Bowen, a drunkard's daughter, to trade places. In Jacquie's naive mind, this is the only way she can remain with the man she truly loves.
There was quite a bit of romance intertwined into the base of the plot. It is just a collection of sweet love stories all rolled into one book, but still too much for my taste. I was slightly confused that one of the young men in the story, Nathan Patterson, singled out Jacquie in the opera crowd, and later singled out Tessa on the Titanic. He "eyed" each of these young women, you might say, and he didn't realize that they were in fact, switching each other's lives. (It was just a strange coincidence that didn't need to happen for the story to progress.)
Indeed, it's a story of heartbreak. I was greatly interested in the plot of the book, so much so that most of the time I forgot that the characters were on the Titanic, sailing into doom. Overall, a good book. I also enjoyed the Christian aspect of the story that vividly shines through.
"There is a truth, however, that stands the test of time. No ship can penetrate it, no iceberg rise up against it. Nothing anyone builds or claims ownership to, short of the Almighty. It is the truth of God's love for us---love that crashes through even the coldest, most frigid heart."show more