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The Brittle Sea
Amazon 5-star review by JA Martin
“Set against the backdrop of early 20th century America, this incredible story of love and loss, injustice and perseverance, mental illness and heartbreak. There are many books that talk about the Titanic, but this book is much more engaging. I really enjoy Mr. Kane’s take on this time period. All of the characters feel like real people, and many of them had strongly written character arcs that made me feel like I was in the book. It’s difficult to find the words to describe how it feels to read a book that sucks you into its story line and holds you captive until the end. This book was my second Tom Kane experience and all I can say is that I can’t wait to read the next one.”
Amazon 5-star review by Bookworm
“An absolutely incredible book by Tom Kane. It’s a must read. I was blown away by the incredible writing and story. Having read so many books with Titanic as the theme, The Brittle Sea is a refreshing take on the concept.”
Amazon 5-star review by JJ Broenner
“The Titanic sinking is only the start to this intriguing story. Magda is traveling from the Ukraine to the US to marry a man, so that he can obtain her dowry; specifically for some land. Magda survives the sinking of the ill fated ship and is rescued by Captain Blackmore and his ship The Lady Jane. She soon discovers she has lost her memory and so Captain Blackmore gives her the name Maggie and takes her into his care; he falls in love with her over a short time together before he sets sail again.
Each character has a strong arc in this first book of the series; it kept my interest throughout and with smooth transitions between each characters paths.
I enjoyed the period history lessons as well as the embellished story of how it all played out for these characters; Specifically Captain Blackmore’s story was fascinating and horrifying with all the injustice he experienced. Considering his difficult path to find Maggie leads to the shocking end that is just that, shocking; but a well placed cliffhanger for some answers in book two.”
Amazon 5-star review by K player
“As a child I was always interested in the history of the Titanic sinking, so when I saw this book I was automatically intrigued. The Titanic is the main theme of the story but is only set in the first couple of chapters. The story evolves around Magda/Maggie and Richard Blackmore. This book has everything Romance, Murder, Mystery which automatically hooks you to the story, making you want to read it in one sitting. I found it hard to put down as I was desperate to know how the story played out. Another one of my favourite things about this book is chapters from the different characters point of view I feel it makes you understand and appreciate the story more and makes you feel for the characters. A great read and thoroughly enjoyed would recommended to those interested in all things history. Looking forward to see what Tom does next.”