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Thursday, March 22, 2012

By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by Tricia Goyer


Amelia Gladstone was headed to America to meet her pen pal - and hopefully her future husband - when she sees a homeless man being thrown off of Titanic, the ship on which her New York Yankee bought her passage.  With one member of her family unexpectedly detained, she offers the ticket to Quentin Walpole, hoping to give him the hope he seems to lack.  Amelia doesn't realize that Quentin comes from a wealthy American family, nor do they realize that his father and brother are both residing in first class cabins.  With both Walpole brothers and an American pursuing her affections, Amelia must make her choice - and hope that they all survive the tragedy aboard Titanic.

Goyer handles the tragedy of the Titanic beautifully.  While she describes the vast numbers of people who didn't survive that fateful night, she finds a balance between between portraying the horror of it all and yet contrasting that with the bravery and courage shown by so many of the passengers and crew on board.

Goyer's extensive research shows through her attention to detail through descriptions of the furnishings and even menus on board.  From dresses to music to floor plans to class separations, Goyer leaves nothing out.

The plot is far advanced beyond most Titanic stories I've read, and the drama of the story is the very best part of all.  Of course there's a complicated love story, there are class differences, there's wealth and beauty abundant; but there's also a Titanic- era retelling of the Prodigal Son.  With faith and forgiveness as main themes of the story, By the Light of the Silvery Moon is completely unique.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and wasn't ready for it to end.  When I turned the last page, I immediately turned back to the middle and began again.  I've finally put it down for now - but I'll definitely be picking it back up again.

If you like history, don't miss By the Light of the Silvery Moon.  It's a must-read - and a keeper.  Check out the trailer below:

If that has sealed the deal for you, you can buy the book here now.  For a second opinion - or third or fourth - visit the blog hop here.


Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of thirty-two books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

But wait - there's more!

Win an Flip HD Camcorder during @TriciaGoyer's Unsinkable Titanic Giveaway and RSVP for 4/10 Titanic Party! Celebrate the release of By the Light of the Silvery Moon with Tricia by entering her giveaway and RSVPing to her Titanic party.

One "unsinkable" winner will receive:
  • Flip HD video Camera (Make your own dramatic saga!)
  • Titanic movies from the ages {Titanic (1953) Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Titanic (1997)}
  • Secrets of the Titanic (Get the facts from National Geographic.)
  • And the Band Played On (Music Played on the Titanic.)
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer (Be swept away in this tale of love and courage.)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 9th. Winner will be announced at "Silvery Moon" Titanic Facebook Party on 4/ 10. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club). During the live chat Tricia will have a *special guest* join her. More details coming soon!

So grab your copy of By the Light of the Silvery Moon and join Tricia on the evening of the April 10th for a fun chat, trivia contest (How much do you know about the Titanic?) and lots of giveaways. 

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 10th!

I received a free copy of By the Light of the Silvery Moon from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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