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John Campbell Clark is an attorney and CPA who works in the Christian nonprofit field. Married to Mindy Starns Clark, he has served as her brainstorming partner, research facilitator, and first reader for many years. A lifelong Titanic buff, he is pleased to be coauthoring with her now. John and Mindy live with their two daughters near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
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Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.
Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Titanic sank. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes are raised when Kelsey’s boss is murdered and her own life threatened. Forced to seek help from Cole Thornton, a man Kelsey once loved—and lost, thanks to her success-at-all-costs mentality—she pursues mysteries both past and present. Aided by Cole and strengthened by the faith she’d all but forgotten in her climb up the corporate ladder, Kelsey races the clock to defend her family legacy, her livelihood, and ultimately her life.
List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2012)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
April 3, 2012
I have never read a book by Mindy Starns Clark, but if this book is any indication of what her books are like, I need to check out her other books.
The book is part historical fiction and part contemporary suspense. It happens mostly in the present, but flashes back to the events leading up to and after the Titianic sinking. I was intrigued by the book description, so I requested it to review and was not disappointed. I really enjoyed reading it, not only for the suspense element, which was great, but also for the historical element. The authors did a great job of portraying the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.
There is also a Christian theme to the book, and the main character deals with her lagging relationship with God.
After reading this book, I would recommend it to others, and any of the author's books.