I got this as a gift years ago when i was in I think middle school, the movie Titanic had been out for a couple of years and people were still talking about it. Thinking back then, I am sure my parents meant well when they bought me this, knowing how much I liked history and I had enjoyed the Titanic movie.
I enjoyed the book back then, but now I can see why people have reviewed this book so negatively. Some of the scenarios in here push the line at what could be realistic. Several real historical figures on the Titanic are featured here, but I did not make the connection back then, this book makes these people seem like lustful maniacs, there was no need to do this to actual men or women aboard the ship. I did question back then why twin girls from an uppercrust family were called Smoke and Swan. Glad to know I'm not the only person who noticed these, I only just recently discovered the other reviews here on Amazon as I decided to write a review for this book.
I'm not going to give this book one star because this is an enjoyable book for those not interested in historical accuracy, it's more of a guilty novel than any serious story about the Titanic.