Love And Loss, Friendship And War
The Captain’s Daughter by Leah Fleming is an historical novel set between 1912 – 1959. The action moves from the Titanic to Akron, America; Lichfield, England; New York; Tuscany and the Italian battlefields of World War II. It is an epic story of love, loss, war and friendship.
The novel is told in the third person but from several different viewpoints as the action alternates between the continents.
We all know the story of the Titanic. Fact is interwoven with fiction within the pages of The Captain’s Daughter. The reader meets Captain Smith and the unsinkable Molly Brown, as well as the fictitious May and Celeste. As the ship goes down so friendships are forged that will not be broken, as lives are forever altered.