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A Shop Girl at Sea

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First of all thank you to netgalley for this digital arc in exchange for an honest review. First of all this is book number 4 in The series so I Would recommend you Read The whole series. I could say that this is a sweet lovestory and be be done with that, but it is so Much more. It is about rising from The ashes like a Phoenix. It is about a tragedy that never Will be forgotten. It is about surviving The awful and horrible things people can Do to you. It is about living your life and not Brother what everybody Else think about it. It is about loving Even though people look down at you. Do yourself a favor and Read The whole series
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Thank you to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  When I realized this was a fourth book in a series I nearly panicked.  I hate reading out of order.  However it was clear from the start that this book was not dependent upon the other books.   Amelia is a window dresser for Pennington's department store.  She has had a rough past.  Now she is finally making her way in her career and her boss tasks her with a special job.  Go to America aboard the new luxury liner, The Titanic.  Travel the famous New York departments stores and see how they compare to Penningtons.   Samuel Murphy is tired of supporting his mother and two sisters, none of whom work but should be capable, since his father's death.  When he takes a opportunity to work about the Titanic, he hopes it will allow him some freedom from the family and a new beginning for himself personally.    (There is also a secondary 'back at Pennington's plot line about Ruby trying to get herself and her younger brother away from their drunkard mother, while fighting her attraction to a female co-worker.  Yeah for representation but boo for being a sub-par plot that just wasn't as interesting as the main one).  Samuel and Amelia meet on the doomed voyage and it was interesting to read about the specific sights and events on that trip.  Their relationship was sweet as well.  I have to touch briefly on the big tragedy.  Readers know how this will ultimately play out.  I think the book did a good job with what it had to work with.  This isn't the type of story that will dig into the depth of the horror of that night.  I understood that from the get go.  However, I did feel like their reactions once saved were very downplayed.  Maybe it was the time period and the book is very accurate to that, but they seemed to get along with everything in their lives much easier than I'd have expected.  Still I liked this book quite a lot.  I flew through it in a day which is unusual for me.  Part of me wants to read the first three books in the series now but I hope they aren't all as mild as the Ruby plot was in this book..
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A Shop Girl at Sea is a look into the life of Amelia, a young woman in her 20's, who has found a fulling, enviable job at Pennington's in Bath.  The first chapter hints at a troubling past, even mentioning the word rape in passing. Otherwise, her life seems like it is all falling into place nicely.  Her employer sends her to America on a work mission via the Titanic.  On board, Amelia meets Samuel and they instantly click.  Samuel has an interesting back story and the two of them seem like a perfect match. While the book has notes of the movie Titanic, the sinking of the mighty ship is almost downplayed with the focus on relationships instead. The reader also follows the story of Ruby who works at the store, has a forbidden love interest, and a violent drunk for a mother.  Chapters rotate between Amelia, Ruby, and Samuel. The book is an easy read and had a tidy, satisfying ending.
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Fantastic book my first by this Author and im glad to see there is plenty in the Pennington series, i look forward to reading them.
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Thank you to Aria and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this book. The opinions are my own. Amelia Wakefield is very happy with her job at Pennington's, an upscale department store. Her employee, Mrs. Pennington, sends her to New York to explore their department stores aboard the doomed Titanic. While onboard she meets Samuel Murphy, a worker on the ship. They soon fall in love, and this is their story. I liked that this story was based around the tragedy of the Titanic. The author touched on the sinking of the Titanic and what it meant to the world and these two characters. Highly recommend if you like historical fiction!
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It was nice to be transported back on time. To see the lives that we could have lived if we lived at this time. It is a tray well written book. With lovely characters and a feel good storyline. A nice saga book. Which isn't always my thing. But is good if you want something a bit different.
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A wonderful read type of saga I love.I was drawn in by the characters their lives relationships, I could not put this book down was sorry when it ended.#netgalley #ariabooks.
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This book was such a good read, I couldn't put it down! The story and the characters were so well written it felt as if you were actually in the story!
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