Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

book cover of   Distant Waves   A Novel of the Titanic   by  Suzanne Weyn
Read a synopsis here!
Number of pages: 330
Such an amazing book! I really like historical fiction novels and this was a very interesting take on the sinking of the Titanic. I thought the book would start out from being on the Titanic and then a long, drawn out story of the sinking, but it wasn’t like that at all!
The book centers around Jane, the second oldest of 5 sisters and her life in a town called Spirit Vale. Her mother, and everyone else in the town, are people who can summon, or talk too, the dead. There are a lot of different circumstances that lead to her ending up on the Titanic (but I don’t want to give too much away) and then the sinking is described in about a paragraph. I can’t say why though! You have to read and see for yourself!
Like I said it was a totally different take on the tragedy of the Titanic, but I loved it! It wasn’t a sappy romance about being abroad the ship either which I liked *cough cough James Cameron cough cough* and it wasn’t completely action filled with racing to find a way off the ship.
The whole story flowed really well! (As my English teacher would say; the flowing of the story is like the flowing of the ocean where the Titanic was on its voyage)
I would definitely recommend it! I don’t usually find a lot of well written historical fiction books, and it was nice to find that this was one of the few that was extremely well done. I also liked that Suzanne Weyn added a sort of “What’s real?” at the end of the book. You get your own personal, short and sweet, history lesson!
Very good book! Check it out!
See you soon!

Leave a Reply