A True Story
Orphans Of The Storm by Celia Imrie is a thrilling and powerful historical novel based on fact.
It is set around the early 1900’s in France, London, on board the ill-fated Titanic and in New York City. As the storm physically rages around, it is mirrored by mental anguish and a stormy relationship. The fall-out is the young boys.
The novel is a compelling read. The leading lady is well drawn, capturing the reader’s heart as her marriage falls apart. Her strength of character shines through as she seeks a divorce, virtually unheard of at the beginning of the twentieth century.
As the action moves to onboard the Titanic, the reader reads with dread and intrepidation as we know what is coming.
The after effects of the sinking are a mixture of guilt, grief and relief.
Until I read the after words, I did not realise that the tale was in fact true and based on real life people and experiences. It was good to find out what happened afterwards to all the characters.
Orphans Of The Storm is a marvellous read that will educate, inform and keep the reader glued.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.