'A Night to Remember was a new kind of narrative history – quick, episodic, A Night to Remember was published in and has never been out of print. PDF - A Night to Remember. James Cameron's Titanic movie is a smash hit , but Walter Lord's classic remains in some ways unsurpassed. PDF | On May 1, , Joshua A Cuoco and others published A Night to Remember.
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Read A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic (The Titanic Chronicles) PDF Ebook by Walter Lord. Open Road Media, ePUB. A Night to Remember: Cultural Representations of Titanic in the s passengers and left to witness this event that historians would call one of the. A Night to Remember PDF Original - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
While I was reading, I was emailing one word exclamations to a friend. I needed a quasi-human connection when the book twisted my emotions like a dish rag and wrung out a few tears and sniffles.
And I really did have chills race up and down my spine. Just wait until the story comes full circle. Never saw that coming. One Night to Remember is a romance that will stay and haunt a reader long after the final page. The romance was beautiful, the characters well developed and the despair and ramifications of decisions made were soundly felt.
The author was painstakingly detailed and respectful of describing the last moments of the Titanic. There is no way a reader can be unmoved by the telling. Everything Elizabeth did and said and every decision and action done by Thomas captured the essence of their characters and their moment in time during a period of maritime tragedy that lives and breathes in the annals of history.
The possibilities of romance abound and Ms. Pick up your own copy and see for yourself.
Elizabeth does something at dinner amongst the first class passengers one night that unknowingly catches the eye of a handsome man.
Not just any man either. Officer Thomas McGuire can't believe what's happening before his very eyes and when she goes to leave, he is close on her heels. However, Elizabeth likes a good game of cat and mouse especially when she thought she lost him.
Thomas isn't that easy to lose and his cuffs will find a home. Elizabeth wants Thomas like no one she's ever wanted be Elizabeth does something at dinner amongst the first class passengers one night that unknowingly catches the eye of a handsome man. Elizabeth wants Thomas like no one she's ever wanted before even if it's in handcuffs. Elizabeth reminds me of a Robin Hood of the seas.
She has sass, knows what she wants, and how to go after it. Thomas is your straight laced, honorable officer who has a seductive power over the independent thief.
His kiss and touch make her ache for more. If there was a man who could tame her, it would be him. Elizabeth may have finally met her match in her complete opposite. For his part, it is similar. Thomas can't shake the passion Elizabeth ignites in him or how she calls to him, even if he doesn't agree with how they met. All he can think about are the questions he wants to know about the person she is deep down and why, when they come together, they light up in flames of passion.
Through the tragedy of the Titanic, the tale of a love that could be is told. Miller did great setting the stage and making this visit to the Titanic believable. I love anything Titanic. Normally I would think of the movie, but Miller took me in a direction where I was loving the characters.
Elizabeth and Thomas swept me away on a roller coaster of ups and downs. One minute I'm chuckling over cat and mouse chase, the next I'm getting hot and bothered by a few sexual encounters between them and handcuffs in one if them. I found myself in tears thinking the worst, as the ship was going down, and hoping for the best.
I am so glad I read this book. I'm looking forward to seeing what else Kristen Miller has in store for us in the future. Mar 11, Danielle rated it liked it Shelves: Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I am a huge fan of all things Titanic and when I saw this novella I was excited but skeptical at the same time.
I wasn't sure if the author would be able to convey a convincing story and make it believable. I thought the author did a great job and I did enjoy this quick read.
While I have a little bit of a problem believing that Elizabeth would be so quick to jump into bed with Thomas I did enjoy watching them together. I especially love the c Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I am a huge fan of all things Titanic and when I saw this novella I was excited but skeptical at the same time. I especially love the cat and mouse chase scene in the beginning of the book.
Elizabeth Scott is a clothing designer traveling first class on the Titanic. She seems nice and innocent but she isn't all that she appears.
Elizabeth is actually stealing from the first class passengers and giving it to families in need down in third class. Thomas, an officer for the White Star Line can hardly believe the beautiful woman he's been watching all through dinner just stole another ladies purse. He follows her out of the dining room to confront her for stealing when the chase between them ensues.
When Thomas finally does capture Elizabeth he has to decide to follow his honor or his heart. I appreciated that the author was accurate with the history of the Titanic, I just had a problem with the ending.
I won't go into specifics because I don't want to ruin it, but I was slightly disappointed. I just feel like some things could have been handled a bit differently. All in all I did enjoy this novella but I honestly wish that it was longer. What little bit I saw of both Elizabeth and Thomas I enjoyed and I would have loved for the author to explore their characters a bit more.
Apr 13, Aneca rated it it was ok Shelves: It is too short! It is written as a novella and to make things work in a shorter format you night a very tight story. Unfortunately that does not happen here. The blurb practically says everything about the story. In fact it does give more details than I found in the story. It's difficult to care for the characters because we don't really get to know them enough. It's also not easy to understand their A historical romance set aboard the Titanic, One Night to Remember has, I think, one fatal flaw.
It's also not easy to understand their actions for the same reason. The story begins with Thomas chasing Elizabeth through the corridors of the ship and suddenly they are madly in love and falling into bed together. Besides lust, there doesn't seem to be an explanation for it. I think the premise could actually be a good story, a first class passenger stealing from the rich to give to the ones in steerage. The conflict between her and the official who catches her. But there's too much we don't understand.
Where did Elizabeth meet those people; is that family the only she is helping or there are others?
And why doesn't she think about them anymore after the ship sinks? And why is she on board in the first place? Regarding the sinking itself, after having read a few books about it, I think I needed something different than just describing what I already know. From the author's note she is a Titanic lover. I think this might have been her celebration of the centennial but I wish her love of it would have been translated in a stronger story. Mar 29, Avid Reader Amy's Reviews rated it it was amazing.
This story was not what I thought it would be. It was better. Normally when you say that a story is an erotic story, you think that it is going to be just sex. Not this one, it had a pretty good storyline. The story resolves around Elizabeth Scott, a first class passenger and Thomas McGuire, an officer on the ship.
Elizabeth is like a female Robin Hood. She takes from the rich on board the Titanic and gives to the poorer passengers in 3rd class. She thinks that she has gotten away with it until This story was not what I thought it would be.
She thinks that she has gotten away with it until Thomas catches her stealing. When he puts her under arrest and takes her back to his room, they realize that in the close quarters they have instant chemistry. Even though it is against the rules, Thomas and Elizabeth have one hot night together. Thinking that there could be a chance to see each other back in the states, no one knows that in just a few short hours the Titanic will be no more.
This is a great romantic short story with lots of suspense. You wonder if Thomas and Elizabeth will make it and if they will be reunited. Kristin Miller did a fantastic job in capturing the love is suspense in just a few pages. The author did a good job in writing a flows well and is enjoyable.
Was there anything I didn't like? Well I wish it was longer, but I still liked it. Overall Thoughts: I really liked and will have to check out more work from this author. Mar 12, Cocktails and Books rated it liked it Shelves: While a first class passenger herself, she steals from her fellow first class passengers to give money and goods to the third class passengers in steerage.
Thomas follows Elizabeth as she runs through the third class passageways. He follows her because she suspects her of stealing, but also because someone about h The Robin Hood of Titanic, that is what dress designer Elizabeth Scott is. He follows her because she suspects her of stealing, but also because someone about her calls to him.
When he does finally catch up with her, he takes her to his quarters, instead of the brig. Determined to get the truth from her, he's shocked when she propositions him. But he doesn't turn her down. Instead they have a quick earth-shattering encounter. Thomas leaves Elizabeth, with both of them thinking this was a one time affair, but they don't get much time to think of what comes next, as a pesky iceberg gets in the way of Titanic's voyage across the Atlantic.
The author does a great job of interweaving what happened during those 2 hours after hitting the iceberg into the story. Unfortunately and this is by no means the author's fault I kept waiting for Kate Winslet to come sailing through the pages screaming Jack's name or Leonardo DiCaprio telling Rose to never let go.
However, this story does get a happy ending. Miller uses the shortened forma A steamy piece of Titanic erotica, One Night to Remember is a tantalizing novella from Harlequin romance author Kristin Miller.
Miller uses the shortened format quite effectively to cut to the quick, and ratchets up the tension by going straight from the intense love affair to the sinking of the ship. While the romance is clearly contrived, One Night to Remember has a certain pulp appeal and uses the Titanic motif especially well.
Mar 25, Tara Chevrestt rated it liked it Shelves: Being a Titanic nutty person, when I saw this pop up on a friend's feed, I had to have it and read it myself. Woman "Robin Hood" of sorts, Titanic, Romance Even though I've read this story the sinking so many times, I still got goosebumps reading those parts.
Especially as the dude passed by a couple counting to three, prepared to jump into the frigid water below. I don't think there's any way to write a Titanic book without rehashing Being a Titanic nutty person, when I saw this pop up on a friend's feed, I had to have it and read it myself. I don't think there's any way to write a Titanic book without rehashing what we already know. It's such a talked about and marketed subject. Also was surprised by a twist at the end involving one of the heroine's robbed victims.
Full review on Book Babe: Mar 23, Babs rated it liked it Shelves: I love anything that has to do with the Titanic and was excited to read this novella. While Elizabeth is a designer she is stealing from the first class to give to the 3rd class passengers. Thomas is a hard-working officer, who is honest and has a heart of gold.
He takes Elizabeth back to his cabin to question her. After a few short hours of knowing each other the relationship takes a turn and passion heats up. While I did enjoy the read I was taken back how quick these two had a die for you love I love anything that has to do with the Titanic and was excited to read this novella. While I did enjoy the read I was taken back how quick these two had a die for you love on the ship. Thomas would not have taken her back to the cabin as he is describe to us as a honest officer.
The story line was good the characters were good. Sep 10, Maggie Frank rated it it was amazing. Highly recommend! Oct 16, Kellie rated it it was ok Shelves: This story needs to be developed into something longer than a novella.
This is a well-written, short, honest, and to-the-point recounting of the sinking of the Titanic in It was written long enough ago for Walter Lord to interview a decent sample of survivors' accounts directly from informants and not from sensational newspaper reports of the period.
There's just enough technical detail about the engines and structure of the ship to satisfy an ordinary reader, if not a marine engineer. An appendix fills in even more detail and statistics. The book is, how should I put this? Bruce Ismay, one of the executives of the White Star Line, was evidently a big pain in the ass.
A couple of myths are done away with. Almost as interesting as the disaster itself, in which some people died, is Lord's description of the customs of the time regarding social class. Everyone cares about the unsinkable Molly Brown but nobody hears about a hypothetical Paddy O'Reilly who made a living digging clods of peat out of the bogs and hardly had a shoe to his foot. The calamity has been committed to celluloid several times, including a German version from the s in which the hero is a German.
The first well-known rendering, from the early 50s, stars Kenneth Moore as Second Officer Lightoller as the rational and efficient central figure. He wasn't as compassionate in real life, according to Lord's version.
He interpreted "women and children first" as "women and children only",. It's a good film, though, and sticks most closely to Lord's book. Another film, the Hollywood "Titanic", appeared about the same time, as much a disaster as the actual sinking. Avoid it. Cameron's smash movie, the most recent "Titanic," is the most expensive and splashy, so to speak. Those are its only redeeming features. Read this book instead. Allen Smalling Top Contributor: Classical Music. No romance, just facts well told.
Went on to become a film of the same name, which I'd advocate is still the best movie about the disaster. While some aspects of the doomed liner's design, manufacture and demise are known to us that were not known to author Lord, lately the "revelations" have tended toward conspiracy theories and relative minutiae such as criticizing the quality of the rivets that held Titanic together. A Night to Remember is the place to start; it's pleasantly readable and very, very informative. You might find it's the only Titanic book you really need.
I think high schoolers could benefit from it, too. Kindle Edition Verified download. At the time it was written this book was heralded as an instant class and considered to be the definitive account of that tragic night. Given that it was written in the 's, it is clear why it was so highly regarded. Lord was able to interview numerous survivors, a luxury that modern day historians don't have.
Of course, much has been learned about that night since this book was published. Additionally, the films and documentaries have captured the imagination of many and, it is likely, most who read this book will already have a good grasp of what actually happened. That all having been said, I found it to be a riveting account that seemingly went minute-by-minute. Equally as interesting are some of the characters whose antics are described in the book.
For anyone who has at least a mild interest in the Titanic, this book is well worth reading. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is an easy read. It manages to give the reader an omniscient view of what was happening across the ship throughout the night and next day.
It is well noted in other Titanic books that Mr. Many factual books have been written about the sinking of the Titanic in , and many more historical fiction have centered around the Titanic or its passengers. The book is based on newspaper articles written prior to and after the tragedy.
Also, the author interviewed the survivors still living in the early 's, prior to publishing this book. The writing is straightforward. There are no conversations "recreated" by the author, nor does he embellish things for dramatic effect.
This book is the retelling of the tragedy from those who were there. There are conflicting stories because, as is true with eye witness accounts, everyone sees and interprets things through their own lenses. The style of writing is dry. However, the magnitude of the tragedy was so large, and the continuing fascination so great, that this book is well worth reading. Over 2, passengers were on the Titanic on its maiden voyage.
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