On publication day, I’m delighted to be on tour sharing an extract with you from Marius Gabriel’s new historical fiction novel, The Ocean Liner.
Marius Gabriel recently won the RONA for Historical Romantic Novel of the Year for The Designer. Congratulations!
.@jennycolgan, @julie_cohen, @Scribbler4Bread, @FiHarper_Author, @janelovering and @kerrywk were among the winners at last night’s @RNAtweets Awards: https://t.co/rTeTM9VpDn pic.twitter.com/lUW1g6Ma45
— The Bookseller (@thebookseller) March 6, 2018
The Ocean Liner is set in a time of opulence and tragedy. Based on in-depth research of this period, this is a world I’m looking forward to stepping into.
Available to purchase in digital, paperback and audio formats.
As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future.
Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing.
Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. And then there’s young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret…
But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?
Marius Gabriel served his author apprenticeship as a student at Newcastle University, where, to finance his postgraduate research, he wrote thirty-three steamy romances under the pseudonym Madeleine Kerr. Gabriel is the author of several historical novels, including the bestsellers The Designer, The Seventh Moon, The Original Sin, and the Redcliffe Sisters series: Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye and Take Me To Your Heart Again. Born in South Africa, he has lived and worked in many countries including Italy and Spain, and now divides his time between London and Cairo.
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