“At his prompting she turned her attention from the sideshow on the street and at last saw her. The four black funnels that rose above the pier shed, the white bridge and decks that gleamed against the grey skies, the black hull with its sharp bow that curved to the heavens. Launched in 1906, she was immense and exuded strength and marvel but also grace and beauty. The Lusitania was like a goddess come down from Olympus.”
If you are someone like me who loves books with strong female characters, you’ll really enjoy Seven Days in May because it delivers just that. The novel follows the lives of several characters and how their fates are intertwined with the fate of the Lusitania. It is the lives of three women that drive and shape this story.