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The three-month stay of the liner and its 650 German officers and crew created quite a stir among the mansions of Bar Harbor. Into this rich tapestry, Paretti weaves plausible love matches between a prominent socialite and the ship's second officer, a Bar Harbor governess and the captain, even the town librarian and Cecile's purser.

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350 pages
Published July 1st 1980 by New English Library (first published 1977)
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Laurie Kreitzer
Mostly I love this book for the Bar Harbor setting & history.
Rachel Rogers
since I love Bar Harbor, ME, my husband got me this for Christmas. It started out really strongly with an intriguing hook, then it slowed considerably about half way through. Oddly, while the characters were all ok, I never really started cheering for any one of them; well maybe Captain Pollock.

A very interesting look at WWI and America's early stance on the war. I've only read about the horrors once the USA got involved in the warfare.
Pattie
It was an enjoyable read. Great blend of history and fiction!
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