Friday, April 6, 2012

By The Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

Barbour Books (March 1, 2012) 320 pages


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 Rating- 4/5 stars(I liked it)

My Thoughts:

How many of y'all now have that song playing in your head? :)

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is another addition to the "Titanic" bookshelf. It's also a re-telling of "The Prodigal Son", but mostly told from the viewpoint of Amelia. A re-telling of "The Prodigal Son" on the Titanic would be enough to convince me to pick this one up if I hadn't already! There were certain parts that I was very curious how the story would play out, but Tricia did a beautiful job of working those tricky situations out.

As much as I enjoyed the book, I would consider it a very light read despite the seriousness of the situation. The sinking scene wasn't quite as dramatic as I was expecting, and ended up being a very small part of the story. There were splendid details about the ship's beauty, though, which made me want to immediately watch Titanic again. (I haven't yet-again). Tricia has gained an amazing reputation in the reading world, and now I see why! Lord willing, I'll definitely be picking up more of her books in the future.

If you like Christian romances, I'd say give it a try. I enjoyed every moment of reading By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Now if I could just get that song out of my head.... ;)

*I was provided a review copy from Barbour through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.

To see what others on the tour are saying, Click HERE.

About Tricia:

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: Living Inspired ( and

Tricia's Giveaway:

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by Tricia Goyer is out just in time for the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic! In remembrance of this time in our history, Tricia has crafted a well researched story of love and second chances. Click to enter Tricia's Unsinkable Titanic HD Flip Camcorder Prize Pack Giveaway! AND be sure to RSVP for her Titanic Party on April 10th. During the party Tricia will have a special guest, give away lots of fun stuff and announce the Flip winner!

I'm unable to use my Word program at the moment, which is what the codes for the Giveaways come up in. I'm so sorry, and we are working on it! For more information on the giveaways with all the links you will need, please CLICK HERE.


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  3. Even though I'm really fascinated by the Titanic, I don't think this one is quite up my alley. However, I totally get what you are saying about reading about the ship's decor making you want to re-watch Titanic again. I haven't yet either. Yet being the key word there. =) Why don't you come over and we can watch it together?!

  4. Carrie,
    This is definitely NOT your kind of book! ;)

    Wouldn't that be great?! (if only we didn't live across the country) :)