The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams

The Glass Ocean

From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.May 2013Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to h...

Details The Glass Ocean

TitleThe Glass Ocean
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Adult Fiction, Adult

Reviews The Glass Ocean

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    4 absorbing stars to The Glass Ocean! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I’m a fan of each of these authors, and when they joined forces previously to co-author The Forgotten Room, magic happened multiplied by three. My brief gushing review of The Forgotten Room is on Goodreads. The Glass Ocean is a historical mystery blending time and place across three narrators, two a century in the past, and one in the present. In 1915, Caroline Telfair Hochstetter is a south...
  • Dorie ** Traveling Sister**
    This book was a 2 rounded up to a 3. My review is going to be different from many that I’ve read so far. This book first had me disliking it, then liking it, then disliking it again. It didn’t help I guess that I had just watched Titanic with my granddaughter for about the 10th time. Here’s what I thought.There is such an extensive blurb for this book that I will just give you snippets of what the book is about. There are three different n...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Booking passage on the Lusitania or any ship during WWI would not seem like a good idea to me, but Caroline Hochstetter and Gilbert needed to get closer, and figured this would be a wonderful way to help their relationship. Did Gilbert really agree to the reason they were going on the Lusitania or did he have ulterior motives?Along with Caroline and Gilbert on a ship in waters that German submarines were prowling, we meet Tess, a female thief, wh...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Three different narratives, one sinking ship. What is not to love here? This story is centered around the sinking of The Lusitania ship and is told in present day from a writer investigating a distant family member who was aboard, and two women, both of whom are hiding something - albeit very different things! I can say with confidence you will greatly enjoy watching how all three stories converge throughout this beautiful novel.I received an adv...
  • Tammy
    There is so much to love in this beautifully written book! The glamour and sinking of the Lusitania, espionage and a love triangle. I loved reading the three different viewpoints in the story. Williams, Willig and White knocked it out of the park with The Glass Ocean!
  • Amy Bruno
    Absolutely amazing!
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    THE GLASS OCEAN is a joined project by authors Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White. It's a book about the fate of three women. Two of the women were on board the doomed passenger Line, RMS Lusitania. Although they differ in class. While Caroline Telfair Hochstetter is traveling in first class is Tessa Fairweather traveling in second class. But, both women's lives will intertwine...Years later bestselling author Sarah Blake breaks her ...
  • Rhonda Ruff
    Hmmm. Still trying to decide about this book 3.5 rounded up. I liked the story. I had a hard time with the characters. I found I really enjoyed Caroline’s and Sarah’s story. Tess fell flat for me. This story was more about the romance and less about everything else. I love all the authors so I will still be going back to their books. This one seemed to fall a bit flat
  • Stephanie
    4.25 StarsI have to admit that this is the first time that I've read a book authored by either Beatriz Williams or Lauren Willig, but I've been a long-time reader and fan of Karen White's books so when I saw that she had co-authored The Glass Ocean, I just knew I had to get my hands on this book!My desire to read it was certainly rewarded as this is a fabulously written historical novel that kept me enthralled for the day it took me to read it! ...
  • Robin
    This was a terrific collaboration between three fabulous authors and it kept me riveted. This had everything a reader can't resist: appealing people, tangled love affairs, the intriguing setting of the Lusitania, all splashed with a few tears at the end. Each author created a set of distinct characters and stories that were fluidly combined into a compelling narrative. I now want to read Erik Larson's "Dead Wake," the book that inspired the autho...
  • Jess
    The alternating POV chapters in this didn't really work for me, because I didn't like Caroline, I was meh on Tess, and I liked Sarah a lot, but her story obviously got the least amount of attention. I would have happily just read a novel about her. The rest was sort of disappointing.
  • Susan Peterson
    A love triangle, espionage, mystery, romance...and the backdrop of the sinking of Lusitania....brilliantly and beautifully written by the most wonderful trio of authors; The Glass Ocean is a masterpiece of storytelling. This compelling story is told from three points of view: modern day Sarah, an author whose quest for a bestseller takes her to England to investigate the mysterious connection between her great-grandfather and another man who were...
  • Tracy
    I very much enjoyed the book. You have to know there will be sadness. You can't read a book about the Lusitania and not have sadness! But all the characters you are primarily involved with come out on top, for the most part. I enjoyed the mystery involved of who is spying on who and who works for who! Quite the mess! I liked the way the way Sarah's story ended in modern day. That made me happy. I was left with a question as to what happened to he...
  • Suzanne
  • Raela
    LOVED this book! It combined so many of my favorite things and kept me guessing. I was initially unsure about 2 of the 3 POVs being in the same time (rather than 3 separate time periods), but I ended up loving that too. Everyone should look forward to its release in October!Fancy review:This novel is Williams, Willig, and White’s second collaboration after the 2016 release of their first collaboration, and it makes for yet another entertaining ...
  • Creager
    Solid start for all three women boarding the ill fated journey of the Lusitania. A wonderfully plotted, mysterious adventure and subterfuge for the whys and how’s of it’s so very real demise. Three romances that killed the characters and was cringeworthy, except for the tragic one...yeah, that one made sense (view spoiler)[and shocker not because of the adultery (hide spoiler)] but became the sinkhole that quickly devoured any realism before ...
  • Davida Chazan
    Before the Titanic, there was the tragedy of the sinking of the passenger ship, the Lusitania, which was an event that forced the US into the first World War. In this carefully layered historical fiction novel, authors Williams, Willig and White bring us three stories of three women connected to one another and to that fateful sailing. Find out what I thought of this novel in my latest book review, here.
  • Aura
    Solidly entertaining novel by three of my favorite novelist. A century apart, there are dual narratives in which mysteries unravel, one of the doomed Lusitania in 1915 and the other in 2013 with the descendants of the survivors of the famous ship.
  • Marisa
    I was hooked by the beautiful cover of this novel. I loved that it transports me in location and time period. Told from 2 different times and by 3 strong voices i couldnt put it down.I have read each of these aurhoresses novels individually and loved the team W collaboration!
  • Jenny Belk
    Clearly a five star book rating. Having read The Forgotten Room, I was extremely excited about this book. Written by three of my favorite authors, once again I was captivated by the storyline, the characters, the sheer genius of this story. Onboard the ill fated RMS Lusitania, there is an abundance of activity: espionage, romance, theft and deceit. The characters are so well written that you feel connected to each of their lives. They each have t...
  • Patty
    Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC. Put this on your list to read at the beach this summer.
  • Connie Fischer
    New York City - 2013Sarah Blake is the author of a book called “Small Potatoes.” Her mother is in a nursing home for Alzheimer’s patients and in order to pay her bills, Sarah needs to write another novel and she chooses to write about the death of her great-grandfather aboard the RMS Lusitania.Caroline Telfair Hochstetter, 24, is preparing to go to England. She has just hired a new Lady’s maid named Jones who has proven to be gem. Carolin...
  • Terena
    This is an amazing book. Despite having been written by three different people, it's a remarkably fluid read. You care about every character's perspective and the authors do a fantastic job of taking what could be a cheesy narrative (various WWII spies running around on a luxury cruiser that's sunk by the Germans, while carrying on extramarital affairs & staging opera concerts) and making it credulous. I was all set to give this 5 stars until I g...
  • Eden Church | The Required Reading List
    The Glass Ocean was spectacular! I had been hungry for historical fiction recently, and this book did everything I wanted it to do, and everything I didn't even know I wanted it to do. The novel is written in 3 alternating points of view, two in the past and one in the close to present; I often find this format to be difficult to do well, the storylines often end up jumbled or don't cohere in the way they should. But in the hands of Williams, Wil...
  • Jee Hooked On Bookz
    3 women - 2 in the past (Caroline, a Southern belle married to a wealthy industrialist; Tesse, a con-artist), 1 in the present (Sarah, a writer) , whose lives are interlinked by one big event - the tragic final voyage of the HMS Lusitania. The story switched between 2013 and 1915.Storytelling was flawless, that's for sure. These experienced authors know their stuff. Despite having to write separately, one for each character, the story flowed se...
  • Reeca Elliott
    This story is told by three different narrators. Sarah is in the present day. Caroline and Tessa are both set during 1915. Sarah has come across some information about her great-grandfather and she is on the hunt to find out more. Caroline is a rich socialite. Her husband has recently distanced himself from her and she wants to know why. Tessa is just a con artist/thief. She is on board the Lusitania to do a very specific job.Sarah is a strugglin...
  • Annette
    I received an advanced copy of this book. If you enjoy historical fiction, you will be entertained by this suspensful page turner. Caroline and her husband board the RMS Lusitania on it's fateful last voyage across an Atlantic filled with German subs. Robert Langford, a friend of Caroline's is on board as well, but is it coincidence or something more nefarious?Tess is traveling with her sister Ginny, both con artists who entered a game with the h...