08 April, 2012

Hearts that Survive by Yvonne Lehman Review and Giveaway!!

Join Yvonne Lehman, author of the Christian fiction novel, Hearts That Survive: A Novel of the Titanic (Abingdon Press), as she virtually tours the blogosphere April 2 – 27 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


In April 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope, against all that Craven Dowd desires for her and himself. Her friendship with Caroline Chadwick deepens as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic collides with an iceberg and there are only 20 lifeboats for 2207 passengers. They struggle to keep their families and dreams together.
Decades later, Caroline’s granddaughter, working at the museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, plans for the 50th memorial for the sinking and contacts survivors and descendants of survivors. Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed novelist who lost his life when the Titanic sank. He becomes caught up in finding his identity in the past and must come to terms with his present and the meaning of true success.
Characters struggle to answer whether love is more powerful than the pain of loss and learn what it means for a heart to survive.

Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the Titanic is Yvonne Lehman’s 50th novel. She is a best-selling, award winning author who founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years and now directs the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat held annually in October (www.lifeway.com/novelretreat). She lives in Black Mountain, amid the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge. She mentors students for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned her Master’s Degree in English at Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level.
You can visit Yvonne Lehman’s website at www.yvonnelehman.com.
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I have always been fascinated with the Titanic and with the 100th anniversary of the sinking coming up soon I have been reading my share of books and articles regarding this tragic story. Hearts that Survive is not only a story of the Titanic, but a fictional account of the survivors. The first half of the book tells the story of Lydia Beaumont and her plans to marry the love of her life, the secret that she is keeping from everyone except the groom, the wedding, and the sinking of the great ship and it's aftermath. The second half of the story deals with the survivors, what the tragedy has done to the families, friends and their interactions over the years following. I do not want to say any more for fear of giving away the story but I felt that this novel had a bit of everything, love and happiness, tragedy and sorrow, faith and forgiveness. I find that when a book can make me smile and cry then it is an awesome book, well researched and well written, I give it five stars...If you read any novels about the Titanic at all, this one is a must.
I received a copy of this book from Pump Up Your Books and was not monetarily compensated for my review.

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Carl said...

The Titanic disaster is actually quite close to me. I was born in Nova Scotia and for years lived in Halifax where many of the victims of the sinking were buried.
We maritimers are always conscious of the danger of venturing out on the Atlantic, I was lost on the ocean in a small boat with two of my brothers one frightening, foggy day and only escaped being swept out to sea by a chance landing on an outer island.
The danger and unpredictable nature of the North Atlantic is nothing to take lightly.

Carl said...

Someday I will just rememer to leave my email in my comments. Today was not that day.


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