This book was a touching story set back in the 1910's. Ella grew up in the better part of London and had no thought in the world about how she was going to support herself when she finally moved out, until the tax collectors come calling. Her parents owe a huge amount of debt and Ella is kicked out into the world with no idea of how to live on her own. Irene, who is in England to learn midwifery, meets and helps Ella when she is in a desperate place and helps her turn her life around. Soon Ella has a nice paying job and is booked to travel to America with Irene, but she is booked on the Titanic. After that fateful night Ella is traumatized. Can she get past the fact that so many others died when she lived? A good read, but it is not for action-lovers.