"Beautifully crafted . . . this expertly characterized and tautly plotted story is an extremely impressive debut."

— Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

The Story

When Esther Bailey boards the RMS Titanic as its first female officer, her welcome is lukewarm—and no one is more unwelcoming than her own mentor, First Officer Murdoch.

His cool dismissal only turns colder once they set sail, with Esther’s short temper challenging his own. But as they begin to earn one another's respect, blurring the line between duty and attraction, she and Murdoch find themselves questioning what matters most: their careers . . . or the feelings they’re hiding from each other.

As the tragic fate of Titanic unfolds around them, the officers have no choice but to put their survival second to help every last passenger aboard. With their lives in peril, and the Ship of Dreams sinking into the cold Atlantic beneath their feet, will they still manage to overcome the odds together and live to see daylight?

Blending fact with fiction, On the Edge of Daylight is a slow burn, enemies to lovers historical romance that tells a different story of the RMS Titanic through the eyes of the crew, and shows the duty, loyalty, and sacrifice of two officers who were never supposed to fall for each other.

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April 6, 1912

It rained the day she arrived in Southampton, watching the cold, sodden port drawing nearer and knowing her life would never be the same.

Esther Bailey sat in silence, mirroring the sleepy quiet of her driver as their motorcar bumped along tire tracks, the deeper ruts already swollen with water. Beyond the fogged window, she could see a swell of waves foaming against the docks, dark and vaguely blue beneath the daybreak sky...

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About the Author

Giselle Beaumont works in software and loves writing and drawing in her spare time.
On the Edge of Daylight, which is her first published novel, features her own cover artwork and character illustrations.