Stormi's Review: Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Released: March 27, 2012
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 373 pages
Format: ebook , paperback, hardcover, audiobook
Elizabeth Farr never wanted to return to America. During her family’s vacation abroad, she has fallen in love with England, and is despondent when her father refuses to let her stay. Returning to New York means having her debut into society, and that means a swiftly arranged marriage. Elizabeth will never go to college, never learn to be a reporter—as she sees it, her life is over as soon as the Titanic reaches port. Of course, if she’s unlucky, her life will be over far sooner than that.
As Elizabeth and her family settle into their first-class cabins, Katie Hanrahan, a young Irish girl with dreams of finding fortune in America, makes her way to a steerage berth. Both girls have plans for the future, but love and death are about to intervene.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Five Boundless Stars
I remember being young and reading this book. I always enjoyed the story of the Titanic. I have seen the movie many times and have read countless books about it. This book was just as good this time around as the first time I read it. It even seemed better. Elizabeth, a young first class passenger, wants to go to college while her parents want her to be married. Max is an artist who has ignored his rich raising and is determined to make his own way. Katie, a young woman in steerage accompanied by her two shipmates is on her way to America to follow a dream only she knows of. Each person has their own reasons for being on the grand ship Titanic. Each one knows not what one fateful night will bring to their way. This story brought romance and history. Passion and hope. It was written so well it was so hard not to fall in love with all the characters and each of their stories. This was a great read all around.