|Echoes of Titanic
By Mindy Starns Clark & John Campbell Clark / Harvest House Publishers
Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.
Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Titanic sank. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes are raised when Kelsey’s boss is murdered and her own life threatened. Forced to seek help from Cole Thornton, a man Kelsey once loved-and lost, thanks to her success-at-all-costs mentality-she pursues mysteries both past and present. Aided by Cole and strengthened by the faith she’d all but forgotten in her climb up the corporate ladder, Kelsey races the clock to defend her family legacy, her livelihood, and ultimately her life.
Review Summary: As we come up to the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic I was afraid this story might be a cheesy story. I should have known Mindy Starns Clark would never do cheesy!! This story is a wonderful tale of Adele Brennan, her fateful trip on the Titanic and her life in America working in a man’s world. It is also the story of her great granddaughter, Kelsey Tate, as she follows in Adele’s footsteps as a strong and smart business woman. This is a story of successes, failures, death, deception and love.
Digging Deeper: The author weaves the story from two vantage points, Adele in 1912 as she journeys to America with her cousin and uncle on the Titanic and in the modern day with Kelsey as she searches for the truth about her Great Grandmother’s identity and the death of her beloved mentor. For Kelsey this journey leads to much more than she expects, including facing the truth of her past actions and what is truly important in life.
The story moves at a great pace and I found myself sucked into the story from the opening pages. The storyline is solid with the interplay between characters in both timelines is interesting and believable. The authors did an excellent job of keeping me guessing on who Kelsey could really trust. The story also had a wonderful ending that was incredibly touching. Of course, I can’t tell you what it was, but it was very, very good.
Recommendations: If you’ve read and enjoyed Mindy’s other books this is the best one since she finished The Million Dollar series. If you are a history buff of the Titanic you should enjoy it. If you are looking for a story that deals with investment firms with death and mystery then check it out.
Disclaimer: I would like to express my thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was under no obligation other than my honest opinion.