Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

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Gale / Cengage Learning

A New York Times Bestselling Author

1939: Young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner bound for Australia to start anew. The passage proves magical, with live music, fancy dress balls, and stops at exotic locations. Lily is able to make friends with those above her social station. But soon she realizes that she's not the only one with secrets. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and Lily's life is changed irrevocably.

Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432850890
Characteristics: 563 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 18, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. A voyage to Australia in 1939 - which was a paid passage for some of the passengers who were hoping for a better life in Australia. All about the people that the main character Lily meets up with. Keeps us in suspense until the end!!
Well worth a read :-)

Jul 06, 2019

I really don't enjoy books written in present tense, makes them more as narrated and observed rather than the reader being immersed in the story. The theme here is interesting, but goes on and on and on.

May 02, 2018

Leaving England to sail to Australia in 1939 was a 5-week journey by ship. When Lily, a participant in a program that pays her way if she serves as a lady’s maid for several years in Australia, she gets more than she bargained for. She’s tourist class but manages to make friends not only with those seated with her at meals, but a shady couple from the first-class deck. There’s an interesting group of people on board, including a group of Jews leaving Europe and Italian women going to join their husbands. I enjoyed the details of what sailing was like before World War II as much as I enjoyed the story. Nothing wrong with the story, it was entertaining, and gave a look into a pre-WWII world I knew little about.


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