If you crave epic, adventurous love stories. If Jamie and Claire, Alexander and Tatiana or Nathaniel and Elizabeth mean something to you. Then meet Samuel and Rebecca and the iceberg that started it all.
Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, fifteen year-old Rebeca Crowe’s fascination with icebergs leads her to save a shipwreck survivor, Samuel Dalton, the nineteen-year old son of a Toronto medical family. In a summer like no other, Rebecca and her older sister, Rachel, are reborne in the presence of the spirited young man that is Samuel.
Love sparks in the crystal cave of an iceberg but is thwarted by an unreasonable father and the Great War that drags Samuel and his brother, Matthew, to the Western Front as medical officers. Knowing Rebecca is home safe in Newfoundland brings Samuel great comfort. But before the war is over they both discover tragedy and terror can strike anywhere. Only when Samuel and Rebecca can fully come to terms with such devastating loss and their impossible choices can their love soar. With an emotional intensity reminiscent of The Bronze Horseman, Seldom Come By, named after an actual place in Newfoundland, is an unforgettable journey across waves and time and the full spectrum of human emotions.
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Seldom Come By
Thoroughly enjoyed the journey - the writer's style evokes rich imagery, and I admire her decision to present the spectrum of humanity - a beautiful love story with true pain points examined and felt. A very touching portrayal of a family and the good and bad in us all. This story took me on a delightful trip to a land previously undiscovered, and into it's peoples' wartime experiences as well. Can't wait to read 'Come What May' and follow the life journey of the next gen.
Seldom Come By
I read an Advanced Reader's Copy of Seldom Come By and was glued to the pages of this epic historical fiction story. I found the book completely enjoyable with an original story line about young Newfoundlander, Rebecca Crowe, and the shipwreck survivor she saves, worldly Samuel Dalton, and how their meeting changes both of their lives forever more. Set just before the Great War, to me, this is what a good book should be - a page turner, wonderful characters, exhilarating and hold-your-breath moments. And it has that ability to paint illustrative canvases in your mind of rugged coastlines, battered war hospitals, scenic Canada and far off places. Seldom Come By is the first book in The Iceberg Trilogy - I'm already looking forward to reading the second book.