Praise for The Titanic Sisters
“Falvey delivers the enchanting saga of two Irish sisters who board the Titanic with dreams of new lives in New York City…Falvey does a good job capturing the girls’ excitement at leaving Ireland for New York, and of showing Nora’s gradual recovery of her memories. This new chapter of Titanic lore is worth plunging into.”
“Falvey’s engrossing historical novel charts the paths of two sisters as they journey from Ireland to early 1900’s America. Elder Nora, outgoing and beautiful, is doted on by her mother, while timid Delia considers herself an outsider, preferring the companionship of books to people. When a request from New York City for a governess arrives, Nora is assigned the position, and Delia, eager to flee her mother as well as their small town, is recruited to work as a maid. The two embark on the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. In the aftermath of the disaster, Nora is presumed dead and Delia takes on her sister’s identity and post as governess. Though wracked with guilt, she forms a bond with the child under her care, Lily, and is drawn to Lily’s father. Meanwhile, Nora survives the disaster but suffers from amnesia. As Nora pieces together the past, Delia must reconcile her actions with the pulls of her heart. With sharply drawn characters and shifting landscapes, Falvey’s drama deftly explores the sisters’ life-altering transformations and relationships as they come into their own.”
Recent Amazon Reviews
Morag More 5.0 out of 5 stars The story of the way two sisters were brought up so differently. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 11, 2019 Verified Purchase Loved this book, loved they way it was written. Drifting from Ireland to America. The complicated emotions of both sisters.
The heartfelt ending.
I bought this book for myself to read
Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars The titanic sisters Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2020 Verified Purchase A heart warming read . It was interesting to follow the paths of the two sisters before,during and after their Titanic trip. They experienced different things but it was nice to have a happy ending.
chanelle 4.0 out of 5 stars Good, interesting read. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 27, 2019 Verified Purchase Good story with lots of emotion and some interesting, factual references to the Titanic. I particularly liked the passages that related to the aftermath and the fates of the survivors.
J.K.R 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2019 Verified Purchase Very hard to put this book down, I can see where the story for the film came from and what might have happened after the sinking of the Titanic. Brilliant read from start to finish.
Kindle Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars The titanic sisters Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 3, 2020 Verified Purchase I have given this book five stars as it is suitable for all ages. A wonderful story and very well written. Thanks.
Praise for Patricia Falvey
“Rich in authentic historical and Irish detail, The Girls of Ennismore is a compelling story of love, duty, and reinvention, highlighting the vast rewards—or grave consequences—of following one’s heart.”
—Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday on The Girls of Ennismore
“An engaging narrative of class differences, sibling entanglements, inheritance of grand Irish estates, and the potential loss of them, finding home, finding love, all set against the turbulent 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland. A complex and enjoyable read.”
—Susan Vreeland, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue on The Girls of Ennismore
“Falvey, adept at combining vivid historical detail and rich characterization, brings closure to Rose’s and Victoria’s amorous predicaments with brio and simplicity as the women eventually reunite in friendship.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Girls of Ennismore
“An emotionally powerful book, and a joy to read. Falvey has a gift for creating realistic and very believable characters. By saying it’s a gift, I don`t mean it’s easy to do this. It is the result of much hard work.”
—Irish American News on The Linen Queen
“A host of interesting characters, surprising but plausible plot developments, and deftly incorporated details of the Irish struggle for independence add up to a debut novel sure to please fans of historical romance.”
—Library Journal on The Yellow House
“A provocative reminder of the tangled strings of family, war and familiar war.”
—The Dallas Morning News on The Yellow House
What other Authors are saying about Patricia’s books…
“Fans of Rosie Thomas’ Ireland-set novels and Barbara Taylor Bradford’s sagas will find themselves immersed in Falvey’s fascinating tale. Sweeping from rural Ireland to Dublin, from the calm days of the early 1900s to the bitter years of war and rebellion, Falvey brings every moment and historical event to life through these women, their friendship, tragedies, and triumphs. Sometimes bucolic and sometimes heartbreaking, here is a novel that reaches into the heart of Ireland – and into readers’ hearts as well..
RT Book Reviews
Against the backdrop of early-20th-century Ireland, Falvey brings authenticity to the class struggles and political clashes that impact the lives of these two young girls whose friendship is ever tested by the gap in their backgrounds… Falvey is adept at combining vivid historical detail and rich characterization.
Patricia Falvey’s lovely and deeply romantic novel, THE GIRLS OF ENNISMORE, is more than a finely detailed and well researched chronicle of the tumultuous and sweeping social changes in Ireland at the turn of the last century. It is a richly imagined story of two friends—one woman born to wealth and privilege, the other born in poverty and facing a life of servitude— whose abiding friendship proves stronger than blood ties, an unforgiving class system, and even the ravages of war.
Kathleen Kent, Bestselling Author of author of THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER
A captivating portrayal of life in Ireland – above and below stairs – during the years leading up to the Great War and the Irish rebellion. Engaging, atmospheric and packed with rich historical detail I thoroughly enjoyed THE GIRLS OF ENNISMORE.
Hazel Gaynor, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME and A MEMORY OF VIOLETS,
and IRISH TIMES BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTED NOVEL, THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY
Drawn from her own family background, Patricia Falvey has crafted an engaging narrative of class differences, sibling entanglements, inheritance of grand Irish estates, and the potential loss of them, finding home, finding love, all set against the turbulent 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland, a passionate attempt to gain Irish Home Rule while at the same time, a domestic attempt to pass off a peasant girl as a genuine lady of the gentry. Although consequences of this ruse result in family division, in the end, Irish triumph depends on optimism and humor, which makes for a complex and enjoyable read.
Susan Vreeland, Bestselling Author of CLARA AND MR. TIFFANY, THE GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE, LISETTE’S LIST
Patricia Falvey tells the story of some of Ireland’s most turbulent years through the lives of two very different women who are intimately connected. Exciting and moving.
Mary Pat Kelly, author of GALWAY BAY, and OF IRISH BLOOD