On a Cold Dark Sea

On a Cold Dark Sea

On April 15, 1912, three women climbed into Lifeboat 21 and watched in horror as the Titanic sank into the icy depths. They were strangers then?Con artist Charlotte Digby lied her way through London and onto the Titanic. The disaster could be her chance at a new life?if she hides the truth about her past. Esme Harper, a wealthy American, mourns the end of a passionate affa On April 15, 1912, three women climbed into Lifeboat 21 and watched in horror as the Titanic sank into the icy depths...

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Title:On a Cold Dark Sea
Author:Elizabeth Blackwell
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B073P7TN17
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:277 pages pages

On a Cold Dark Sea Reviews

  • Sue
    Apr 06, 2018
    When I found out that this book was about the Titanic, I almost didn't read it. I've read books about the Titanic and seen the movie a dozen times so what could possibly be new that would interest me in another book on the subject. I will tell you strongly - I was wrong, very very wron...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Jun 26, 2018
    This is a very interesting exploration of three women from three different classes aboard the fateful Titanic. The intensity of the first part of the book as it perfectly recaptures the events of April 15 (not to mention the opulence of the first class cabins and the crammed quarte...
  • Saturday's Child
    May 21, 2018
    Another novel that has a plot involving the Titanic, do I have to read it? Well, of course I do. Thanks to Goodreads and some of my friends on it I noticed this one and lucky for me I was able to find a copy of it in my local library. ...
  • Jen
    Apr 24, 2018
    On a Cold Dark Sea is a beautiful work of historical fiction! I loved getting lost in this book. I have always been enthralled with the story of the Titanic and I loved this authors take on it. On a Cold Dark Sea focused more on the characters- their stories leading them to the Titanic...
  • Davida Chazan
    Mar 31, 2018
    Yes, this is yet another novel about the Titanic, but I request you not click away just yet. Instead, please read my latest review on my blog that answers the question: has Elizabeth Blackwell found an angle to this old story that sets her novel apart from all the rest, or has she, lik...
  • Tasha
    Apr 07, 2018
    I really enjoyed this read! I love Titanic history so I knew I wanted to read this. No major romantic scenes to spoil it either of which I am so thankful. I loved the pacing and the different timelines within the three characters: Charlotte, Esme and Anna. The author gave us background...
  • Margaret
    Apr 28, 2018
    On a Cold Dark Sea is the story of three women who survived the Titanic, much of the first third of the book is devoted to telling the history of these women and I found that very interesting. It gave a great first impression, Charlotte, Esme and Anna were from different social classes...
  • Irene
    Mar 21, 2018
    The first third or so of this book tells the captivating stories of three young women with very different backgrounds, and how they came to be on the Titanic that awful day in history when so many people lost their lives. This was my favorite part of the book. The middle is where we le...
  • Tia
    Aug 05, 2018
    Loved it. So much better than I thought it would be. A delightful surprise with great writing. As I started reading the characters seemed so familiar that, as I continued reading, I saw other characters from different books that I'd read before. The plot may have been different, but...
  • Tina
    Nov 22, 2017
    Thank-you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me the opportunity to read this Advanced Reader's Edition. I seem to always enjoy any book I receive from Lake Union Publishing. This was no different. The story of three women who survived the Titanic sinking and were to...
  • Diane
    Apr 16, 2018
    On a Cold Dark Sea by author Elizabeth Blackwell is a historical fiction which I thoroughly enjoyed! On the night of April 15, 1912, three different women have a lifesaving encounter on lifeboat 21, which has been let down from the sinking Titanic in the cold dark Atlantic. Mischievo...
  • Heidi
    Apr 05, 2018
    Three and a half stars: A story about three women whose lives are forever changed by the sinking of the Titanic. The night of April 15, 1912, forever changes the lives of three different women as they bob on the cold dark sea huddled in a small lifeboat after the sinking of the Tita...
  • Becca
    May 08, 2018
    Really enjoyable, especially if you love anything about the Titanic. At first, I thought this was a story of real passengers/survivors, but having fictional characters almost made it better. The story lines were very believable and it was interesting to read how these survivors fared a...
  • Helen
    Apr 14, 2018
    4* https://greatreadsandtealeaves.blogsp... I am always up for anything ?Titanic? related, some are good and some ... not so good. I am happy to say, that this is one of the good ones - a unique take on this infamous tale. ?... men who did their duty and went down with the s...
  • Jenea Whittington
    Apr 05, 2018
    3.5 Stars... The Titanic is my all time favorite movie, so when I read that this centered around the events of the Titanic I had to read it. This particular story is about three women, Esme, Charlotte and Anna and their experiences. Esme is a first class traveler on her honeymoon, w...
  • Linda
    Apr 05, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union for this wonderful book. I started this book with no expectations because I usually do not like books about the Titanic. But it pulled me in and I could not put it down. It was not just set on the Titanic but about several lives spared when it s...
  • Lynne
    Apr 01, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for an advanced copy in return for an honest review. Three women: Esme, Charlotte and Anna. All survivors of the Titanic whom have to bear the burden of being rescued when so many others didn't - including their loved ones. Esme - bor...
  • Katherine
    Apr 11, 2018
    "It was very dark and very cold. We did our best in trying circumstances. We survived." Review coming soon, but here are a few things you should know... * Surprisingly, there is no upstairs/downstairs romance. It seems like it?s a requirement whenever there is a story set on ...
  • Helen
    Jun 27, 2018
    I have always been fascinated by stories of the Titanic so I was anxious to read A Cold Dark Sea. I was not disappointed while reading the story of three very different women who were passengers. We come to know their different backgrounds separated by wealth, moral standings and cultu...
  • Louetta Waters
    Feb 28, 2018
    The only thing bad about this book was, I couldn't put it down to get anything done!!! I loved it! The ending was a bit abrupt and choppy but the writing was well done and the story line fantastic! It was a different take on the sinking of the Titanic, focussing less in the main ship s...
  • Taylor
    Jan 16, 2018
    Omg i love love LOVE any stories that have to do with the titanic. This was a wonderful work of fiction based on 3 different womens perspectives, before and after the sinking of the titanic. I definitely recommend this book. Oh and i also recievedd this cooy from netgalley in exchan...
  • DJ Sakata
    Apr 23, 2018
    Favorite Quotes: ?for the rest of his life, the pitiful tableau they formed was the first image that sprang to mind when he thought of the Titanic. The handsome young man in his evening dress, eyes haunted, one hand pressed protectively against his companion?s back. There was a ...
  • Christine Roberts
    Feb 10, 2018
    This book was an interesting and varied take on the Titanic tragedy. It's split into many parts and three different narrators, which makes the focus on the time during and immediately after the sinking less repetitive and drawn out. It also catches up with the survivors 20 years later,...
  • ❀⊱Rory⊰❀
    Mar 05, 2018
    4 Stars. Elizabeth Blackwell has written a winner of a story with On A Cold Black Sea. Poor choices, consequences, redemption, love and the Titanic all packed into one satisfying story. Charlotte Digby, Esme Harper and Anna Halversson are three very different young women. Charlo...
  • Kaitlyn
    Aug 18, 2018
    Really more of a 3.75. I?ve always been fascinated by the Titanic and she does a good capturing the time period and excitement of being a passenger. Kept me engaged and I can?t really pinpoint why but the ending left me wanting a touch more. ...
  • Wendi Lee
    Jun 15, 2018
    This is a novel about three women who survived the Titanic, whose lives intertwined briefly while sharing a lifeboat. Charlotte, Esme, and Anna were from different countries and socioeconomic statuses, but the events of that night changed all of their lives. Charlotte was a thief, masq...
  • Carrie
    Apr 07, 2018
    On a Cold Dark Sea by Elizabeth Blackwell is a historical fiction novel based around the sinking of the Titanic. Being a fan of fiction set around real life events I knew as soon as I saw this book that I needed to read it, especially being addicted to books centering around the Titani...
  • Karen
    Apr 22, 2018
    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. This story is told by three women. Con artist Charlotte Digby, wealthy American Esme Harper and Anna Halversson, a Swedish farm girl in search of a fresh start in America. The research that was done came across as a v...
  • Audrey
    Sep 24, 2018
    Obviously this book centers around the Titanic sinking. More specifically- if focuses on three women who survived the tragedy and their lives before, after, and (a brief time) on the ship. It reads like a true historical fiction- it's slow because there are details and events and emoti...
  • Missy
    Apr 26, 2018
    There are two reasons this book interested me, one I love stories of the Titanic. I remember in the mid-80?s going to my grandma?s and seeing the National Geographic that had just come out with all the pictures after it had just been discovered. Pictures of the ship where if finall...