Unsinkable - Jenni L. Walsh




Two unsinkable women. Two stories of survival, family, and finding one’s own happiness. One connection that reshapes both their lives forever.


The Titanic was only the beginning. What she survived has become legend.

Violet Jessop is Miss Unsinkable.

Violet is a stewardess and wartime nurse who not only survives a shipwreck but also two sinkings, one on the infamous Titanic. No one can understand why she would return to sea, but Violet is simply trying to survive. Her childhood was fraught with illness and death in her family. Her distraught mother is too ill to work, that responsibility falling to Violet as the oldest of nine. When the world enters the Great War, she becomes aboard as a nurse, helping men who could very well be her brothers. But disaster strikes again, this time as the Britannic strikes a mine. Miraculously, Violet survives, but her obligation to her mother and siblings still remains, leaving Violet to wonder if she'll ever be able to put her tumultuous life at sea behind her and pursue a life and love all her own.

Daphne has survived calamity of her own.

Daphne Chaundanson grows up as an unwanted child after her mother died in a tragedy. She throws herself into education, collecting languages like candy in a desperate attempt to finally earn her father’s approval. When the Special Operations Executive invites her to be an agent in France in World War II, her childhood of anonymity and her love of languages make her the perfect fit. She sees it as an opportunity to help the country she loves and live up to her father's expectations. But unthinkable moments of challenge and resilience change Daphne in ways she could never expect, including an eye-opening encounter where she must come to terms with the secrets in her own past.

Two unsinkable women. Two stories of survival, family, and finding one’s own happiness. One connection that reshapes both their lives forever.



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"An intriguing and thoroughly original novel merging the maritime journeys . . . In author Jenni L. Walsh’s expert hands, separate tales are seamlessly woven together to create a remarkable dual-timeline narrative . . . a heart-stirring story of women who risk everything in order to claim their proper place in this world. Walsh takes readers on an exhilarating voyage of danger, sacrifice, and ultimate triumph."

—Lynda Cohen Loigman, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wartime Sisters, and The Matchmaker’s Gift

"With elegant prose and superb attention to detail, Walsh pulls you instantly onboard this beautiful tale of two determined, whip-smart, and truly unsinkable women. A must-read for fans of unstoppable, courageous women."

—Noelle Salazar, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Flight Girls

"A stunning dual narrative spanning some of the marquee events of the early twentieth century . . . Walsh is a master storyteller, and Unsinkable shows her skill at its best. Not to be missed by anyone who loves historical fiction and resilient heroines."

—Aimie K. Runyan, bestselling author of The School for German Brides and A Bakery in Paris


Jenni L. Walsh - Harper Muse Author


Jenni L. Walsh worked for a decade enticing readers as an award-winning advertising copywriter before becoming an author. Her passion lies in transporting readers to another world, be it in historical or contemporary settings. She is a  proud graduate of Villanova University, and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, daughter, son, and various pets.

Jenni is the author of historical novels Becoming BonnieSide by SideA Betting Woman, and ​The Call of the Wrens. She also writes books for children, including the nonfiction She Dared series and historical novels Hettie and the London BlitzI Am DefianceBy the Light of Fireflies, and Over and Out.

To learn more about Jenni and her books, check out her website: jennilwalsh.com

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