Jenny Knipfer–Author

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I woke up smiling this morning, thinking about posting my review today. I enjoy blogging about the books I’ve read and am happy to share my thoughts with you.

MY REVIEW: The Girl Who Came Home, by Hazel Gaynor

1912: Maggie Murphy and a number of folks from her hometown in Ireland board the Titanic and set out toward a new life in America. Aboard ship they befriend a steward, Harry, who ends up providing assistance, just when Maggie and her friends need help the most. Will Maggie and her countrymen survive the tragic maiden voyage of the infamous ship? 

1982: With the help of her grandmother, journalist, Grace Butler, writes a stellar article, featuring a firsthand account of that fateful last day on Titanic. The story she uncovers changes her and her family forever. 

Based on true stories and told in a split timeline, The Girl Who Came Home is a poignant drama of things both lost and found. 


Although Hazel Gaynor is one of my favorite authors, I gave this book only four stars. I did not love the story compared to her others books. Maybe I’ve just seen and read one too many Titanic tales. It seemed similar to other stories. I also found a few instances where the point of view didn’t line up. With a multi-POV, scenes should be restricted to just one perspective. She had several in spots. 

I would still recommend this book to readers of historical fiction who enjoy split timelines and stories of the Titanic. 

Coming up:

I signed up to be a book blog tour host through Coffee Pot Book Club. My first review is coming up on September 16th for The Queen’s Devil, by Paul Walker, third in a series of spy novels set in the late 1500’s. I am almost finished with it and am enjoying it!


What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments.

I’d love to connect as readers on BOOKBUB and GOODREADS!

Happy Reading! J

NOTE: post does contain purchase and other links for the convenience of my readers.

2 thoughts on “The Girl Who Came Home

  1. Ideaology says:

    Greatt blog I enjoyed reading

    1. Thanks for reading and stopping by! 😊

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