Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig & Karen White

The Glass Ocean is a joint project by authors Beatrice Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White. It is a historical fiction using the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915 as the background. It is written in the voices of three women. Two of the women were on the doomed ocean liner and the third woman researches the tragic event and all the mystery around it in 2013.

In 1915 the two women aboard the Lusitania are of completely different social backgrounds. Caroline Hochstetter is traveling in first class and married to a very wealthy industrialist, Glbert Hochstetter. Her husband has become preoccupied with business, and some other endeavor that she can’t quite put her finger on. She is hoping a trip to England on the luxurious Lusitania will reconnect her with her husband, but she is unable to ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage.. … Read the full review


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Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us for our next book Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins. Books are available at the library for check out.

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. . Read more.