KEITH WAYNE MCCOY
Champagne Book Group
Rating: 3 Cups
Jess Bennett was a WWII war bride. She hoped for a better life with her handsome GI husband as they travelled to New York on the Queen Mary.
Jim Bennett saw the horrors of the German concentration camps and the cruelty of war, but his trip on the Queen Mary with his new bride became even more life changing.
Guy Turner is a successful filmmaker with a troubled past. He has a fear of commitment even though he loves his Lynn. He is by turns melancholic and angry.
The Queen Mary’s 1947 crossing was one to remember.The ship was contacted by an extraterrestrial entity and visited by a woman from another world and her two small children. Jim and Jess Bennett were chosen to raise them. Decades later the couple, now divorced, revisit the venerable old ship and meet the filmmaker who wants to tell its story.
It is easy to get involved in the lives of both the Bennetts and Guy since they are such realistic characters full of virtues and flaws. The plot of the novel is unique and interesting. It is obvious that they author knows a great deal about the history of the Queen Mary and he puts that knowledge to good use in this story. The sci-fi elements add an unexpected twist to the story.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More