Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway Info: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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?
My thoughts
I am often drawn to stories about the Titanic, especially ones that are true, or could be true.  This story of historical fiction was no different.  I loved reading the story of Amelia and her struggle to connect to her past and figure out her future, as she sailed across the ocean to her new life in America.   When she set out for America, she thought she had her life figured out, but as she met new people, both on the ship and before boarding the ship, she began to question her feelings toward the man she was heading to meet.  We all know the story of what happens to the Titanic and there is no doubt that her brush with death and the thought of losing her new friend, helped her in her decisions.  There is also the story of Quentin, the Prodigal Son.  I also enjoyed reading as he grew both in his acceptance of his past and his friendship with Amelia.  
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, particularly stories based on the lives of those on the Titanic.  Those who enjoy romance novels, stories based on the Prodigal Son, and stories that deal with the differences in classes, will also like this book.
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.

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About the giveaway
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!



Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review purposes. My opinion is my own and was not influenced by anyone else.  

1 comment:

  1. Danielle, I read this one too and while I enjoyed all the Titanic related information, I was left a bit flat with Amelia's story line. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.