When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a traveling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time traveling adventure.
After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamour of life during this decadent era. Until she realizes that she's not just on any ship-- she's on the Titanic!
Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego, destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century?
This is probably the most adorable book that I have read it a while. Louise was such a dreamer, and that helped the book so much. She was a fan of classic movies, which is what made me love her so much. I loved her fashion ideas and the drawing, which were so adorable. I am a fan girl of pretty much anything to do time travel, so I loved that aspects of the novel. The challenge of being on the Titanic added a great element to the story and I liked how it was factual, while very entertaining. I think that this book will definitely appeal to middle school students and teenagers alike. Turetsky is planning on writing a sequel and I am excited to see what will come up next. It was a very cute, but quick read.