Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sisters of Fortune by Anna Lee Huber


April,1912: It’s the perfect finale to a Grand Tour of Europe—sailing home on the largest, most luxurious ocean liner ever built. For the Fortune sisters, the voyage offers a chance to reflect on the treasures of the past they’ve seen—magnificent castles and museums in Italy and France, the ruins of Greece and the Middle East—and contemplate the futures that await them.
For Alice, there’s foreboding mixed with her excitement. A fortune teller in Egypt gave her a dire warning about traveling at sea. And the freedom she has enjoyed on her travels contrasts with her fiancé’s plans for her return—a cossetted existence she’s no longer sure she wants.
Flora is also returning to a fiancé, a well-to-do banker of whom her parents heartily approve, as befits their most dutiful daughter. Yet the closer the wedding looms, the less sure Flora feels. Another man—charming, exasperating, completely unsuitable—occupies her thoughts, daring her to follow her own desires rather than settling for the wishes of others.
Youngest sister Mabel knows her parents arranged this Grand Tour to separate her from a jazz musician. But the secret truth is that Helen has little interest in marrying at all, preferring to explore ideas of suffrage and reform—even if it forces a rift with her family.
Each sister grapples with the choices before her as the grand vessel glides through the Atlantic waters. Until, on an infamous night, fate intervenes, forever altering their live.



About The Author 

Anna Lee Huber is the USA Today bestselling & Daphne award-winning author of the Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, the Gothic Myths series, and the anthology The Deadly Hours. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit her online at www.annaleehuber.com.


My Review


This is a fictional account of what happened to the Fortune family on that fateful journey on the Titanic. Yes, we know what happens to that ship, but though the eyes of the author, the opulence, the people, some famous that we rub shoulders with.
The Fortune family from Winnipeg Canada, have been touring both Africa and Europe, from the pyramids to castles, and now are returning home to marriages of two of the three daughters traveling. Alice, Flora, and Mable, along with their parents and younger brother Charlie have finished their grand tour and now on the fastest, and safest ship ever built, heading home to their futures.
We are given a grand tour of the ship through Charlie, he has read everything available on this great ship! We are also there for some sweet shipboard romance, but can it continue? Unfortunately, we are there as the disaster happens, and further mistakes are made. We also see whom is able to survive.
I thank Anna Lee Huber for bringing this this story alive, and putting faces on this tragic journey! Be sure to read the Author's notes!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review.

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