Sunday, May 27, 2012

By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

About the Book
Remember the Titanic 100 years after its doomed voyage with Tricia Goyer’s fictional portrayal of one woman’s journey. To Amelia Gladstone, this ship means promise of seeing family again. To Quentin Walpole, the Titanic represents a new start in America…if he can get onboard. All seems lost until Amelia offers him a ticket, securing his passage—and bringing him face-to-face with his railroad tycoon father and older brother, Damian. As Amelia works to reconcile father and son, she finds herself the object of both brothers’ affection. Can she choose between two brothers? Or will she lose everything to the icy waters of the Atlantic?

My Thoughts
This was an extremely good story that drew me in from the very beginning. As the story began to unfold all of the characters I found myself anxiously awaiting the time when Amelia would have finally met both brothers and I could determine which was better. It took me a little while to realize that the story was like that of the prodigal son (with quite a few twists). Which is actually a good thing because when authors try to make their stories to much like Bible ones they can be kinda corny, as was evidenced when it got to the reunion part in this book. Though it wasn't too bad, just seemed like it was maybe trying too hard to be the same as the biblical reunion. The author did a great job of portraying the emotions of the passengers on the Titanic and it actually had me in tears. This was a very well done book that I would recommend to all historical fiction lovers!

About the Author
Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books including Beside Still Waters, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. Visit for more about Tricia and her books.


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