Review: Unsinkable by Nicole Bradshaw
We welcome Nicole Bradshaw, author of Unsinkable, to Out of Control Characters today. This is a great book about a minority family on the ill-fated ship, Titanic.
First, we'll get to know a little more about Nicole:
Nicole Bradshaw was born and raised in Malvern, PA. She spent some time in Silver Springs, MD and currently resides in the Bahamas. Her first taste of writing was when she and her older sister created plays from Archie comics. She uses the pen name Nicole Bradshaw to differentiate her adult novels from her children's novels, and is currently writing children's stories for an IPad app. Unsinkable came to her after she viewed the movie Titanic and wondered of there were any minorities on the ship. After doing the research, she discovered the LaRoche family, upon whom the story is based.
Fifteen-year-old Corinne LaRoche leaves Cherbourg, France with her daddy and older sister after an incident with the local police. Momma stays behind as Corinne boards the ill-fated Titanic. As a treat for his family, Daddy has purchased second-class cabins, but even those don't protect Corinne from the bigotry thrown at her. She's biracial, Daddy is a Negro and Momma is white. Still, Corinne follows her heart, falling in love with Christopher Smith, the ship captain's nephew. Can this love survive? Or will Corinne's heart desire fall victim to the prejudice she's endured all her life.
Nicole Bradshaw's tale of the fate of two lovers aboard a ship doomed to sink is a wonderful, a fast read. The story concentrates on the love Christopher and Corinne have for each other, but also on the outward hatred at the time for anyone not Anglo-Saxon. Bradshaw neatly weaves in storylines about upper class snobbery, a family separated by bigotry and illness, and a love destined to always live within Corinne's heart. Not once did the story drag, and the reader will feel at home with Bradshaw's understanding of a young woman caught up between two worlds. This is one of the best stories I've read in a long time, and easily deserving of the five star rating.
Now is the time to find out where to find Nicole and her fabulous book on the web:
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As a special treat, we have a look at the prequel to this story, A Broken Bond, available tomorrow on Amazon:
A Bond Broken Description (Prequel e-novella to Unsinkable)
Corinne’s big sister, Astrid, has always looked out for her, even if Astrid believes Corinne has favor with their parents. But Astrid has a secret. She confides to her younger sister her plans to leave the tiny town of Cherbourg, France to become the first colored fashion designer in New York City. She’ll finally be on her own and rid of the family’s strict rules.
When their father loses his job, Astrid is commanded to leave school in order to assist the family financially. Trying to help, Corinne reveals Astrid’s secret but only makes the situation worse. Astrid feels betrayed by her younger sister and promises revenge. She seizes the perfect opportunity with Corinne’s blossoming friendship with a boy from class.
The sisters become mortal enemies and vow to hate one another until the day they die. That day may come sooner than they think. On April 10th, 1912, the family boards the beautiful Titanic on a voyage that will change their lives forever.
A Bond Broken is the prequel novella to the novel Unsinkable, which tells the fictitious story of the only black family on the doomed ship, the Titanic.