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1915: A U-boat swiftly slips away as a torpedoed freighter sinks into the cold Atlantic, muffling the anguished cries of its burning crew. As war escalates around the world, Germany has shocked mankind by firing on civilian as well as military targets, including the doomed American cargo ship. Amid the international chaos, duty calls Bill Shafer from his humble home in Liverpool, and business draws Everett Stringham from his comfortable life in the United States. Their paths cross aboard the pride of the British fleet, the luxury cruise liner R.M.S. Lusitania, where Everett’s small copy of the Book of Mormon sparks a friendship with Bill, as well as outrage from Bill’s supervisor, John Todd.
Once docked in New York, each of the three men is changed forever as they experience in very different ways the heartache and the healing of living the restored gospel. But after a bold threat from the German Embassy, the safety of their return voyage is in doubt. And in the deep waters of the Atlantic, that danger becomes certain as the crew and passengers of the Lusitania face a bitter enemy, a foolish captain, and a single torpedo.
- Size: 6" x 9"
- Pages: 222
- Published: April 2011
- Book on CD: Unabridged
About the Author
Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and coauthored biography. He and Rudi Wobbe won the prestigious National Award from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge for sharing Rudi’s true-life experiences in Three Against Hitler. A number of his books, including A Distant Prayer with Joseph Banks and ’Til the Boys Come Home, are LDS best-sellers. Jerry has been featured in a number of DVD presentations, including Stories from the Life of Orrin Porter Rockwell, as well as in television and radio interviews.
Excellent historical fiction
by Dena - reviewed on June 08, 2011
You feel like you are there. The first half of the book is a little slow, Borrowman is setting up the characters and the scene. During the second half I couldn't put the book down. Really good read. (LDS fictional characters are weaved into the story.)