EE Carter Library – Shadow Beneath The Sea by Joanna Lloyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In public consciousness the tragedy which is the sinking of the Titanic is the one the looms most readily to mind.
That’s a shame because the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania is the one which has the greatest impact on 20th century history.
Without this tragedy off the Irish Coast, the US may not have entered the European conflict we know as World War One.
Without American involvement in WWI, with the popular domestic notion of isolationism and non-intervention, odds are that they may not have entered WWII.
The repercussions of such an outcome would have profoundly affected the history of the 20th Century as we know it.
Joanna Lloyd has done a wonderful job at putting a human face behind the events of that fateful voyage via the romance of Lillian and Edward – drawn together despite their class difference by the machinations of scheming family members.
This is a novel to finish in one sitting, a lovely 5-6 hour read just made for the holidays.
Joanna’s description of shipboard life on this luxury liner and the devastation wrought by the U-Boat torpedo are vivid and exciting.
I love historical romances which are pegged to real life events and Shadow Beneath the Sea does not disappoint in any way.
I can’t wait to visit Joanna’s back catalogue.