MY REVIEW:

I’ll be the first to admit that I never got around to seeing the movie “Titanic”. Why bother when we all know how that story ends – with the unsinkable ship going down and many lives lost. No, I’m not the type who wants to have a front row seat to tragedy that I know is coming. So you can imagine my lack of excitement to learn that 2012 is the one hundredth anniversary of the Titanic’s loss and that many publishers are cranking out novels to commemorate the occasion. Fortunately everyone does not have my lack of enthusiasm – at least three of my favorite authors have either published or will be publishing novels that feature the Titanic’s voyage. “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” just happens to be the first to be added to my review calendar.

Once I began reading “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”, I forgot my shameful attitude. The narrative immediately caught my attention and I actually stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to finish reading it before I could sleep. The author’s attention to historic details and her description of everything from food to clothing to furniture to how the ship was equipped made me feel like I could have been right there on the great ship. I could imagine the excitement of the passengers and see and hear their celebrations as they set out on the voyage of their lives.

The plot itself was amazing. I won’t go into detail about it – too many other reviewers have given away much of the plot. “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” tells a tale of several people whose destiny brought them together on that fateful voyage. A major theme of the story parallels the parable of the prodigal son down to the resentful older brother. Another element of the story involves a deliberate sacrificial choice. With an unexpected romance, themes of forgiveness and reconciliation, this novel focuses on the positive without making light of the enormity of the tragedy. Throughout the entire novel, Tricia Goyer has skillfully and powerfully pointed the reader to Christ.

So – despite my avoidance of all things Titanic, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” and would heartily recommend it. I probably still won’t watch the movie.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Amelia Gladstone’s hopes are tied up in the Titanic–hopes for a reunion with her sister and an introduction to an admirer. But when she offers a spare ticket to a down-and-out young man, her fate is about to change.

Quentin Walpole is stunned when a sweet lady secures his passage to America–and even more surprised to find his wealthy father and older brother on board the ship. Suddenly Amelia finds herself caught between the attentions of two men, but who should she entrust her heart to? As the fateful night arrives, will Amelia lose everything to the icy waters?

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

More info:

Purchase a copy of “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” HERE.

PRIZE PACK AND TITANIC PARTY:

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!