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Echoes of Titanic

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  438 ratings  ·  97 reviews

Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.

Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Tita

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Paperback, 385 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Harvest House Publishers (first published 2012)
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Renee
Apr 13, 2012 Renee added it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I'm not giving this one a star rating simply because I couldn't finish it and have decided to not rate books I haven't read all the way through because it's not fair to do so. That said I really struggled with this one. I was hoping for more of the story to be set on board Titanic but instead only a few short chapters every now and then gave a glimpse of the lives of Adele and Jocelyn, the two cousins who were a passengers on that ship making the trip across the Atlantic. I would have loved for...more
Christy
When it comes to any novel about the Titanic, I know that things aren't gonna end well, for most, if not all, the characters. And call me crazy, but I didn't even read the back cover blurb for this book before I dove right in. I saw "Mindy Starns Clark" on the cover, and that's all I needed to know. It was gonna be a great book, even if I had to will it to be so. :o) And of course, I was not disappointed. Mindy's books always have this suspenseful "wow" factor that's different from any other sus...more
Melissa
I wanted to give this book four stars and one star. I settled on three.

The mystery aspect of the book was terrific. The characters were interesting, and even though I would NOT pick up a book about investment companies (bleh!), the storyline/mystery/plot/business aspect was very captivating. The whole tie-in with the Titanic was wonderful and was what kept me turning pages late into the night.

However, the book became suddenly religious (Christian), and that was NOT fun to read at all. I rolled m...more
Cathy Daniel
WOW! I had to stay up to finish reading this! This book is so much more than a mystery! It's about honor, trust, legacy, lies, deceptions and I'm going to stop before I give too much away! Tears at the end. Lovely book!!
Melanie
Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RM1UF5...
Review on my blog: http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog...

2.5 stars

I have read many of Mindy Starns Clark's suspense books and loved most of them, but unfortunately, Echoes of Titanic wasn't that great to me. I found myself easily bored throughout most of the novel (although it did get better later on in the story) and sometimes thought there were too many details.

I did like the mystery, though, of who really survived from the sinking of...more
Faye
Rating: 3.5
Will the past destroy Kelsey's future?




This was a book that was well written and expertly intertwined the past and the present, with a century old mystery. This wasn't quite what I expected, and there was very little in the book that had to actually do with the Titanic.




I had a really hard time reading this book, it had nothing to do with the way it was written or anything like that, but I found most of the book had to do with the world of Wall Street, with stocks and bonds, something t...more
Nicole Herrington
I didn't mind that the story took place in the world of finance, a subject I'm not riveted by. I didn't even mind when it took a turn to Christian Historical Fiction. I minded when the authors referred to every character at least once as 'poor man or poor woman'. When the lead character always referred to her parents by their actual names & then the authors would remind us these were her parents she was naming. When the authors explained that believe-it-or-not, some apps are free! Ugh, I rea...more
Turtle
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W
Apr 03, 2012 W rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012-read
This novel tells the paralleling stories of Adele -- an aspiring businesswoman aboard the Titanic -- and her workaholic great-granddaughter, Kelsey, who is trying to save her family's business midst a series of tragic and suspicious circumstances. Throughout the stories, both women have to take a close look at the priorities in their lives, deal with guilt and regret, and find where Christ has a place in their lives.

I really enjoyed this novel. Though a good portion of the story is about trying...more
Cindy
"Hostile takeover," those words are enough to make the most experience CEO's tremble. They make Kelsey Tate tremble and much more, they make her angry! Kelsey is on top of the world, she has just made Brennan and Tate's prestigious "Quarter Club" bringing in twenty-five million dollars worth of business to the company, and Forbes magazine, just named her on their list of "Forty Under Forty to Watch." So all should be great, however her friend Gloria is acting weird, and now some nut job just rui...more
Kate
Kelsey Tate successful business woman, like her great grandmother Adele before her must protect what is important to her at all costs. Adele, Titanic survivor and founder of Brennan and Tate, is plagued by her memories of that fateful night and what had happened, leaving her with unbearable guilt.
A clueless mystery and hidden secrets take Kelsey back to the past. What happened afterwards could cost her and her family everything.

The novel shifts back and forth from the past then to the present e...more
Linda
Kelsey Tate is on the rise up in her father’s company, Brennan & Tate, after he suffers a stroke. Then she hears disturbing rumors about her great-grandmother, Adele Brennan, who survived the Titanic, and established the firm 100 years ago. Or did she? Rumors abound that it was actually Jocelyn Brennan who survived and started the business. In addition, a co-worker, Gloria Poole, is found dead by Kelsey. Why? Was she murdered? Or was it suicide?

While jostling all these rumors and Gloria’s de...more
Carol Friedman
"Kelsey Tate comes from sturdy stock. Her great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America, where she not only survived but thrived. Generations later, Kelsey works for the firm Adele founded nearly 100 years ago.

Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm’s origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele’s actions on the night Titanic sank. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes are raised when K...more
Maureen Timerman
What an awesome, page turning read. Most of the book takes place in 2012, but is connected to the fateful ship Titanic. Mindy Starns Clark does a great job of bring the past and the present together. She has it all in this book! Beginning on the voyage with the cousins Adele and Joceyln and Mr Tad Myers, and the "Love" of the two girls for each other.
We come across suicide or murder, betrayal, lost loves, hostile take overs, Ponzie Schemes, break ins. What matters most we will find out is the L...more
Tamara
ECHOES OF TITANIC by Mindy Starns Clark, and co-authored by her husband, John Campbell Clark was a fascinating read. Mixing fiction and history, suspense and romance, I thoroughly enjoyed the tandem setting of 1912 and 2012.

Kelsey Tate, descendant of Adele Brennan, Titanic survivor, is fighting to save the firm Adele established 100 years ago. With a hostile takeover looming, Kelsey must figure out who the saboteur is who‘s working from within Brennan & Tate, and time is not on her side. Wit...more
Robin
Echos of Titanic
Mindy Starns Clark & John Campbell Clark
This is a book that goes between two events, past and present, the past is seamlessly immersed in the present story. The identity of which cousin lived through the Titanic is a major theme of the book. In the present there is also a murder that merges with the question concerning the past. The person in the present is the great granddaughter of the woman who survives the Titanic. While complex sounding this story is woven to engross the...more
Mandolin

One hundred years after the sinking of the Titanic, Kelsey Tate finds her life drastically influenced by the events that occurred that fateful night. Heir to the legacy of Adele Brennan, a survivor of the tragedy, Kelsey is an up-and-coming star in the firm that Adele established after her arrival in the States. Now, that firm - and Adele's identity and legacy - are under attack by an unknown malicious enemy that seems intent on destroying everything Kelsey holds dear. When the attack turns dead...more
Iola
Echoes of Titanic opens at the 1913 Titanic memorial service, with an unnamed woman thinking of her loss, of the nightmare and of her guilt. The story then moves to 2012 and to Kelsey Tate, who works for Brennan & Tate, the investment firm established by her great grandmother, Adele Brennan. Kelsey’s PR speech is interrupted by a heckler announcing that Adele perished on the Titanic, and Jocelyn assumed Adele’s identity. While Kelsey discredits the story, it is within the realms of possibili...more
Veronica
This is the first book Mindy Starns Clark has written with her husband, a Titanic history buff. It focuses on Kelsey Tate, the great-grandaughter of Adele, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, who works for the family investment business Adele helped to establish after reaching America. She discovers her mentor dead on the same night her grandmother's role and identity on the Titanic is questioned while they also face a hostile takeover. She must work to solve the mystery of what happened all tho...more
Ashley
Kelsey Tate's great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to America where she not only survived but thrived.

Several generations later, Kelsey is a rising star at Brennan & Tate the firm Adele helped to establish 100 years ago.

Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm's origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele's actions on Titanic's tragic last night. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great-grandmother she has long admired, but the stakes...more
Kirstin
A really good premise for a book

BUT

The writing was quite amateur and unpolished. The dialogue was awkward, with characters saying things like "he's such kook" and "Hey Bro." The love story was totally predictable and over-the-top syrupy and the protagonist and her love interest were physically perfectly gorgeous, wearing just the right clothes and make up.

The syrupy insertion of Christianese and dramatic return to faith was boring and predictable. For example, the grandfather character was too...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
ECHOES OF TITANIC by Mindy Starns Clark and John Campbell Clark is an interesting inspirational historical fiction,a stand alone mystery set in 1913 to 2012 New York. “Echoes of Titanic” involves a Titanic survivor,mystery,faith,a legacy,murder,love,secrets,and protecting ones future and life. I liked all the charcters,especially Kelsey Tate who was all business. Gloria,Kelsey’s best friend and worked together until Gloria’s death. I also liked Adele,Kelsey’s great-grandmother,her endurance duri...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
With this year being the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the number of Titanic related books shouldn't surprise any one. However, given that most men aboard the ship didn't survive, it's hard to write a happy love story with the Titanic as backdrop.

This was a pleasant surprise. The Clark's have taken the sinking of the Titanic and made it part of the story, but the real stories are those of Adele and Jocelyn 100 years ago and Kelsey today. As Kelsey fights a hostile takeover of...more
Gea
Dit was een heel leuk boek om te lezen. Ik zag hem bij de bieb liggen en de omslag sloeg bij mij direct aan. Ik heb het boek dus zelf gekocht en heb er geen spijt van. Het is geen ongelooflijk spannend boek maar gewoon een goed boek, soms wat spanning maar vooral heel erg interessant. Het geloof gedeelte had wat mij betreft wel wat minder gekund. Niet dat het storend was maar wel een beetje overdone.
Dawn Henri
couldn't get into it at first but senses something here I wanted to discover. persisted through the long descriptions & it paid off in the end. actually might read another of Starns Clark if it comes my way. there's definitely something there - je ne sais quoi
Barbara
A mystery based in today's financial world, but with ties to survivors of the Titanic, I found this book very captivating. I liked the way the author would develop the mystery involving some deaths and accusations at Brennan and Tate investment firm, and then deftly insert a chapter about what happened to the Brennan and Tate ancestors on the Titanic, shedding just a little needed light on things at a time. The characters, both in the historical part and the modern part, were very interesting, a...more
Pegg
A very different type of book than I normally read. I'm not exactly sure what genre it is... maybe cozy mystery? It is two stories, one of Adele Brennen who survived - or did she? - the Titanic and one of Kelsey Tate, her great-granddaughter, and how they are connected.

Kelsey's world is shaken to the core when her mentor is found dead in the office, a long-lost cousin surfaces to claim Adele died on the Titanic, and her ex-boyfriend offers to help her sort it all out.

Engaging story with plenty...more
Jerusha Beckstead
I have many of Mindy Stearns Clarks other books and have absolutely LOVED them! This one was no exception. I loved the fact that I couldn't figure it out. It wasn't until the end that things fell into places and it all made sense. Up to that point there were so many possibilities that it kept you guessing through the whole book.
Sally
With April 2012 being the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, we're going to see a lot of books published about and involving the supposedly unsinkable ship. Last week, I wrote about a novel set around the time of the event. Echoes of Titanic is different; while part of it is set during the ill-fated voyage, most of the action takes place in the present day as main character Kelsey attempts to unravel the truth about her family.

Please read my complete review at my book review blog Proverbi...more
Sandy
Kelsey Tate's great-grandmother Adele endured the sinking of Titanic and made it safely to American, where she not only survived but thrived. Several generations later, Kelsey is a rising star at Brennan and Tate, the firm Adele helped to establish 100 years ago.
Now facing a hostile takeover, the firm's origins are challenged when new facts emerge about Adele's actions on Titanic's tragic last night. Kelsey tries to defend the company and the great grandmother she has long admired, but the stake...more
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