Fifteen-year-old Corinne LaRoche’s life changes one evening when she returns home and witnesses her father being harassed by racist French policemen. That’s it! Her frustrated father decides the family is leaving
France and moving back to Canada. After boarding the
beautiful Titanic, Corinne meets Christopher, the Captain’s nephew. Coming from
a wealthy British family, Christopher is privileged in every way. He matches
perfectly with Sophia, the daughter of a dear family friend he plans to wed. Unsinkable
is the tale of how two teens from seemingly different worlds come together
amidst a tragedy that changed thousands of lives forever. They could have never
imagined their impending fate as well as the family secrets revealed four days
before the sinking. This novel
gives a day-by-day account of the doomed voyage as told from a minority perspective.
A Bond Broken Description (Prequel e-novella to Unsinkable)
Corinne’s big sister, Astrid, has always looked out for her, even if Astrid believes Corinne has favor with their parents. But Astrid has a secret. She confides to her younger sister her plans to leave the tiny town of
to become the first colored fashion designer in New York City. She’ll finally be on her own
and rid of the family’s strict rules. When their father loses his job, Astrid
is commanded to leave school in order to assist the family
financially. Trying to help, Corinne reveals Astrid’s secret but only makes the situation worse. Astrid feels betrayed by her younger sister and promises revenge. She seizes the perfect opportunity with Corinne’s blossoming friendship with a boy from class. The sisters become mortal enemies and vow to hate one another until the day they die. That day may come sooner than they think. On April 10th, 1912, the family boards the beautiful Titanic on a voyage that will change their lives forever.
A Bond Broken is the prequel novella to the novel Unsinkable, which tells the fictitious story of the only black family on the doomed ship, the Titanic.
About the Author
Fifteen years ago, Laurel Handfield was a single woman living in a tiny one bedroom in the suburbs of
Philadelphia. She worked a monotonous
nine-to-five handling copy equipment leases. One day she decided to get back to
what she loved most—writing. She decided to write a novel. But what would it be
A month later, she went on vacation to the
true Stella fashion (See Terry McMillian-How Stella Got Her Groove Back) she
met a Bahamian. The rest is history, as they say. She came back from vacation,
quit her job several months later and moved to Maryland to live with her sister while she
wrote her first novel based loosely on how she and her husband first met. She
has since moved to the Bahamas
where she has lived for thirteen years with her husband, three children and
Abigail, the family hamster. She writes full-time.
Her first upper middle grade novel, Unsinkable, will be released May 21, 2013 by Simon & Schuster/Strebor Books. Unsinkable gives the day-by-day account of the only black family aboard the doomed Titanic. The prequel novella, A Bond Broken, is an ebook that will be released April 16th for the anniversary of the sinking. Both novels were written in her penname, Nicole Bradshaw. Her first picture book, Cassi da Conch, will be released by Xist Publishing in 2014.
When she’s not writing, she’s sipping piña coladas on the beach. (seriously)
For more information check out www.writernicole.com and Facebook.
Both novels are available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com