Julia Hughes’ debut novel, “A Ripple in Time – Angel of the Titanic” is a wonderful novel with a unique concept. It’s not your every day time travel story.
The story begins in the present day with Wren’s dreams intertwining with the dreams of Carina, who is a passenger on the Titanic. As a result of this entanglement she learns from Wren’s mind what actually happens to the ship she is sailing on. She warns the captain and disaster is averted. Or is it?
The change in the course of history from this ripple in the fabric of time results in a different world that is darker and much less advanced. World War I has never ended and has become a ‘cold war’. Women still do not vote and life is hard.
Wren knows that he needs to make things right again. He enlists the help of his cousin Rhyllann and Carrie, who is a descendent of Carina. He shares a special mental bond with Carrie and they grow close along the way.
Once they make it on to the Titanic the difficulty lies in allowing the crash to occur and not changing the original history.
This is truly a fascinating read! I loved the whole concept of the altered reality. The pace and action kept me rooted to the pages. There was a little bit of everything in it. Love, danger, humor and fantasy. Enjoy!