Sunday 31 March 2019

Review ~ A Maiden's Voyage by Rosie Goodwin

7 March 2019

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book
Thursday's child has far to go . . . 

London, 1912.

Flora Butler lives a settled life in London. She enjoys her work as a maid for her young mistress which means she can still live close to her family home, visiting her parents and siblings often and helping out when she can, plus she's recently met a young man who she sees on her days off.

When her mistress, Connie, loses her father and must move to New York, Flora faces a difficult decision. When her beau lets her down, her mind is made up. 

Soon, Flora and Connie are heading to Southampton to board RMS Titanic.

My thoughts..

Flora Butler has a nice life in London as a lady's maid for her young mistress, Grace Ogilvie but when tragedy strikes in Grace's life, Flora makes the decision to leave her home in London and go with to with her mistress to New York. A grand adventure is planned especially when the girls are booked on the wonderful new ship, RMS Titanic. When then follows is a story not just about the ill fated voyage of the Titanic, but which is also about what happens in the aftermath of the tragedy.

A Maiden's Voyage continues this author's Days of the Week series of historical sagas. With the concept of the idea that Thursday's child has far to go most of the story takes place in New York and there is a really authentic atmosphere as it moves between the upper echelons of high society and the working classes in and around the dock areas.

As always the author writes with a lovely light touch and brings her characters to life with such enthusiasm that you can't help but warm to them and want the best for them. I've really enjoyed being part of this early twentieth century world which is recreated with all the trademarks of this author's fine attention to even the smallest of detail.

A Maiden's Voyage is a lovely continuation of the days of the week series and is a perfect read for Mothering Sunday ♡

I look forward to seeing where the author takes us next with Friday's child. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Rosie Goodwin is the author of over twenty bestselling novels. She is the first author in the world to be allowed to follow three of Catherine Cookson's trilogies with her own sequels. Having worked in the social services sector for many years, then fostered a number of children, she is now a full-time novelist. Rosie lives in Nuneaton, the setting for many of her books, with her husband and their beloved dogs.

Twitter @RosieGoodwin


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