Tuesday, February 28, 2012

By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

I received this e-book from Barbour Publishing, Inc through NetGalley.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

Destiny Brought Them Together. Will Tragedy Draw Them Apart?
Amelia Gladstone’s mind is filled with promise as she gazes at the marvelous new ship, ready for its maiden voyage. The Titanic holds the promise of a reunited family. . .and of possible love waiting on American shores. Nothing could mar Amelia’s joy, until she sees a ragged stowaway being escorted down the gangplank.
Down-and-out after squandering his fortune, Quentin Walpole thought his voyage to America ended on the Southampton pier. Then a sweet lady—his angel of mercy named Amelia—secured his passage with a spare ticket. Now he’s headed to America, eager for a second chance.
But once the voyage begins, the past confronts Quentin when he discovers that his wealthy railroad tycoon father and older brother Damien are also on board. As Amelia tries to bring about reconciliation between father and son, she suddenly finds herself the center of both brothers’ attention with a choice to make: Who can she trust with her heart?
Then the fateful night arrives, and one brother faces a greater choice.
Will Amelia’s fate ultimately be one of love or loss?

My Thoughts:

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is one of many books by Tricia Goyer I have had the honor of reading. This story did NOT disappoint. This story is a historical fiction about the Titanic tragedy. The story starts in Southampton where the ship first sets sail.  Amelia Gladstone and her Aunt are on their way to the United States to be with Amelia's cousin and to meet the man she has been corresponding with and whom paid for their passage. He also paid for Amelia's other cousin to come with but he is detained in jail so they have an extra ticket. Amelia witnesses a man being thrown off the ship for trying to stow away. She decides to offer him her cousins ticket and all of his stuff.  The man comes on with them and the story goes from there.

This story is fiction but the historical facts are well researched and well described. I could picture the ship and all the different places on it.  The characters are realistic and you feel like you are right there with them on this journey.  This is a romance and suspense novel that you find very hard to put down until you get to the end.  Tricia Goyer writes a story with a strong theme of faith and also happiness, forgiveness, and heartbreak.  This book has history, romance, and suspense and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys any of those types of stories. 


  1. ooo I really want to read this book!! The Titanic is so intriguing.

  2. Definitely worth the read, I love the Titanic stuff also Anne.


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