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By the Light of the Silvery Moon By: Tricia Goyer

Sunday, April 1, 2012
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?

Goodreads Summary

Amelia Gladstone, according to Aunt Neda who knows her best, always helps the hungry, the hurt, and the heart-broken.  Amelia sets sail to find a new life, and possibly a husband, in America; but before she boards the Titanic, she sees a tattered, beaten man being dragged from the ship.  Moved to help someone again, she gives Quentin Walpole her absent cousin’s ticket.  The ticket and her compassion change the life of this prodigal son of wealthy, kindly C.J. Walpole.

Goyer’s details about travel aboard the elegant yet doomed Titanic create a clever picture for us readers.  She deftly weaves interesting, entertaining dialogue, romance, Christian wisdom, friendship, and a mystery about Amelia’s mother into 317 pages.  Who hasn’t been fascinated by the story of the Titanic?  Stories about brave wealthy men, the orchestra that played until the ship sank, etc…. have captured the imaginations of everyone at some point.  The Prodigal Son parable adds to the drama, but with a twist that surprised me…but also reminded me that I could never be that selfless!  The characters seem almost too good to be true; however, I would much rather read about sacrifices and qualities to admire than about dark, selfish, mean-spirited ambitions and actions.  If you enjoy optimistic, spiritual, historical fiction, you will enjoy this story.

Three and a Half Stars    

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.
*Reviewed by Colleen*

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Enter Today and Save the Date-4/10!

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!

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