On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?
Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline’s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?
Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?
"In this sweeping epic of love, heartbreak, and secrets that will leave you wanting more, Lehman engages all your emotions in Hearts that Survive. The story covers three generations and touches on two major historical events that bring their significance to life. Yvonne Lehman has dug deep to bring us a story worthy of the Titanic's 100th anniversary." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor of Novel Rocket
"In the tradition of Maeve Binchy, Yvonne Lehman brings history to life in Hearts that Survive––both the chilling account of the sinking of the Titanic––and the visceral, tender realities of how life did go on and love conquered, survived, and thrived. A wonderful read!" - Deborah Raney, author of the Hanover Falls Novels and Beneath a Southern Sky
"The sinking of the Titanic initiated hundreds of human dramas. Master storyteller Yvonne Lehman now presents us with one of those threads, amidst the myriad sagas, that exemplifies the overall impact this mega-event had on the survivors and their subsequent generations. The actions are vibrant, the emotions are intense, and the outcomes are compelling." - Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, author, The Power of Positive Productivity
"Yvonne Lehman’s Hearts that Survive combines the scars of the tragic sinking of the ship with the choices made by survivors, and reveals the ripple effects of those choices through many generations beyond. Love triangles, manipulations to keep secrets, marriages spawned from both passion and necessity are elements Lehman mixes together for a titanic story. As readers leave Hearts that Survive they look around the harbor and realize that other novels in comparison are mere toys!" - Lori Marett/Director of the Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival www.gideonfilmfestival.com