The glass ocean a novel

by White, Karen

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Summary

The lives and loves of three remarkable women--two in the past, one in the present--and the tragic final voyage of the HMS Lusitania.

From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century--two deep in the past, one in the present--to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.

May 2013

Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer's-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .

April 1915

Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she can't quite put a finger on. She's hoping a trip to London in Lusitania's lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect--but she can't ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . .

Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that's her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She's really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she's had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they'll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there's something about this job that isn't as it seems. . . .

As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Williams, Willig, and White (The Forgotten Room, 2016) work together again to create a riveting historical mystery. This time they follow three women who are linked by the tragic sinking of the RMS Lusitania. In the present, Sarah is at her wit's end after squeezing every last penny from her successful first novel. Desperate for her next book idea, she uncovers a secret inside a family heirloom that leads her to the Lusitania and its doomed passengers. In 1915, readers follow Caroline, one of those very passengers, who hopes the transatlantic voyage will save her marriage. Sailing first class, she's surrounded by luxury but cannot find happiness, with her husband or with her lover. Suspicions steer Caroline to Tessa Fairweather, otherwise known as Tennessee Schaff. An expert at swindles and scams, Tessa travels in second class and plans to carry out a deceitful crime. Team W takes readers on a voyage, filled with twists and turns, in which secrets abound, no one can be trusted, and history isn't always what it seems.--Melissa Norstedt Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Love stories
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2018.
Contributors Willig, Lauren, author.
White, Karen, author
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062642479
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