by Anne Robins

April 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7701-7
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Mass Market Paperback

San Francisco, September 1915

Marjorie MacTavish was a true survivor, in more ways then one! Having worked as a stewardess aboard the doomed ocean liner, Titanic, Marjorie had been rescued just minutes before its sinking when her beloved fiancé, Leonard Fleming, Titanic’s chief steward placed her on the last life boat to leave, having sacrificed his own life for Marjorie’s. Trying to put the horror of that fateful night behind her, Marjorie has made a new start for herself as secretary to fellow Titanic survivor Loretta Quarles in San Francisco. Deciding that three years is long enough to mourn all that she lost the night of April 15, 1912, Marjorie, upon Loretta’s and a renowned therapist’s insistence, has auditioned for and won a role in a local production of The Pirates of Penzance. Flabbergasted that they gave her the starring role of Mabel, Marjorie’s joy is short lived when she learns that one of her costars is none other then Dr. Jason Abernathy, a good friend of Loretta’s and the bane of Marjorie’s existence!

Suave and sophisticated Dr. Jason Abernathy is one of San Francisco’s leading citizens and has taken great pleasure in teasing the shy lass from Glasgow every time he has encountered her at his good friend Loretta Quarles’ home. Deciding it is time to put aside his own painful past, Jason hearing that Marjorie is trying out for the play, auditions as well. Now, Jason just needs to prove to Marjorie, and himself, that they can be more then just sparing partners, but partners in life as well.

What a refreshingly different romance written around one of the most infamous tragedies in history! Anne Robins’ last book in her Titanic series, A Perfect Wedding, is a stunning combination of mystery, comedy and love! Marjorie has so much to overcome, and is a trooper through out doing just that in so short a period of time! Jason can be a bit stuffy and insensitive at times, and the bickering between the two can get on ones nerves every so often. However, the exciting finale with Marjorie facing terrible fears in order to do her own rescuing, plus the hilarious production of Pirates will win the reader's heart as Jason does with the woman he has tried so hard to ignore for so long.

Reviewed in July 2005 by Bonnie.

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