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The Girl Who Came Home
The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic | Hazel Gaynor
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Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanica seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants. Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Samus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again. Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new directionand leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
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thereadingowlvina
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#qotd

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thereadingowlvina
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Today, April 15th 2019, marks the 107th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. This blend of fact and fiction story is one awesome read. Slow burn and character driven, I enjoyed Gaynor's writing.

Rating: 4🌟

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2787922314

#MountTBR2019 #MountKilimanjaro

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ThatIowaGirl
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I liked this book, it really made me think of the people on Titanic as real people. Also I enjoyed reading the story from the lower class passengers‘ perspective. Maybe it‘s just the books that I have read, but a lot of the ones I‘ve read are from the first class perspective. This is a typical historical romance. Slightly sappy, but I still liked it.

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The first of several #Titanic novels I plan to read this month. This was an excellent story of a young Irish girl surviving the Titanic disaster. I love the narrator. The story also has dual timelines, we see Maggie and her great granddaughter Grace in 1982. #Overdrive

Birdsong28 Love this! Also try the tagged book 7mo
sblbooks @Birdsong28 Thanks for the suggestions! 7mo
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive

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DarcysMom
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Ugh, I cut my big toe on Saturday and it is really slowing me down. #gottogetmymilesin
#audiowalk
#800in2018
#Reachingfor1000in2018
#93MileAugust
#overdrive

mabell Oh no! I hope it heals quickly! 1y
DarcysMom @mabell it is about a million times better! 😄 1y
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jbhops
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What a great book! It also gave me an addition to our list of baby names.

Birdsong28 Love this book ❤️📚📖 1y
JazzFeathers About the Titanic? 1y
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Cheekymom3
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I enjoyed listening to this book on Audible. I love a book that crosses generations and anything about the Titanic!

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• 106 years ago today—early this morning, actually—the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. I‘ll never forget how learning about this fated ship impacted my young life and kicked off a lifelong fascination with the incredibly tragic story. My love for this ship will “go on.” •

#thisdayinhistory #history #tragedy

rubyslippersreads Mine too. 💔 I need to read this book. #titanic 2y
Readage @rubyslippersreads ♥️👍🏼 2y
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😥😥😥😥

#currentlyreading

EvieBee I was wanting to read this next. But couldn‘t decide between this or 2y
MoniqueReads305 @EvieBee I'm definitely going to read more of her books. I'm thinking of going in order of publication date. 2y
EvieBee @MoniqueReads305 That‘s smart! Just realized I own three of her books. Now I really need to read one! 2y
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MoniqueReads305
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Reading the last book from #lmpbc selected by @mariaku21 and let's just say I'm only halfway through and already emotional.

 @mariaku21 I should have it in mail by Saturday sorry for sending it back so late.

#currentlyreading #historicalfiction

mariaku21 @MoniqueReads305 no worries. Take your time. 2y
Birdsong28 Love this book 2y
mariaku21 @MoniqueReads305 just making sure, you still have this one right? 2y
MoniqueReads305 Yes, it's going into the mail tomorrow 2y
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JackOBotts
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The second novel from #LMPBC Round 1-
This got off to a slow start for me, but picked up steam as I approached the halfway mark. A story of survival in the face of tragedy that I really enjoyed, though I felt that things wrapped up a bit too neatly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So goood. Historical fiction done well. Fourteen people from the same village in Ireland board Titanic at Southampton April 11, 1912

Jerdencon Just reread this! Great book! 2y
EllieDottie This looks really good! 2y
Eggs @Jerdencon @EllieDottie 💜👏🏻💜 2y
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AngelaMarie
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Absolutely loved this book! It will be one I will read time and again.

Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
RaimeyGallant This sounds interesting. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
AngelaMarie Thank you 😊 2y
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SilversReviews Love Hazel Gaynor's books. I haven't read this one, though. 2y
AngelaMarie @SilversReviews me too. I met Hazel a few months back and I've become obsessed ever since. I've read the Cottingley Secret and Last Christmas in Paris. Really enjoyed both. A Memory of Violets is next 😊 2y
SilversReviews @AngelaMarie Ohhhh....loved, loved, loved A MEMORY OF VIOLETS. ENJOY!! 2y
AngelaMarie @SilversReviews Thank you, I will! 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you are enjoying it here! 2y
AngelaMarie @DebinHawaii Thank you! I am loving it. How can I not when it's all about books 😍 #litsylove 2y
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Birdsong28 I absolutely loved this book if you like this I suggest 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 This was an amazing read! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Birdsong28 adding to my list! I loved this book too ❤️ 2y
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Booknerd222
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Another book on my tbr pile on Goodreads. I also love Titanic, but have never read anything to do with it. Bonus: the narrator is Irish xD 💛

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KtCakes22
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I feel like there are better Titanic-based stories out there. This book was just okay. It felt too predictable and at times really cliche.

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Blueberry
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Homework first...but I would rather be reading instead, duh.

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Titanic Remembrance Day...😪💔

CrowCAH Beautiful pic composition! 3y
SiriGuruDevSingh @CrowCAH Thank you!💗💞💗 3y
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Born.A.Reader
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Starting this today while my little one is in her therapy appointment. (It's for speech therapy, nothing wrong with her. She just doesn't want to talk yet.) #LitsyAtoZ #LetterG @BookishMarginalia

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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I'm not good at saying no to deals. 🙄 5 are these were purchased tonight.

Tillie Michael Chabon is a rockstar! 3y
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This looked too good to not pick up 😊📚

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I've been fascinated by the Titanic for as long as I can remember. So many different people with so many dreams when tragedy struck. This book follows Maggie and a group of people from her town in Ireland while also jumping to the "future" to 1982 to Maggie's granddaughter Grace. I loved this tale based on and actual group from Ireland. While we all know what happened to Titanic I found myself hoping for a different outcome.

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BooksAndBrews04
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This book was okay. The story is entertaining but the characters felt two-dimensional and flat. Even their names were utterly forgettable. Plus it's easy to guess how the story wraps up before you get there because it hint-drops like crazy. It's unfortunate because it had so much more potential. 😟

BookBabe Yes, that is unfortunate 😕 3y
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