Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blog Tour: By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer Book Review

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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. 

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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?

By the Light of the Silvery MoonBy the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I realized that this was historical fiction about the Titanic, I was ecstatic!  I have had a fascination with this great ship since I did a report on it back in sixth grade.  And with the 100th year anniversary, it could not be better timing.

I was immensely pleased with the research that the author did for this book.  She added in everything from the near collision when it set sail to the screams of the doomed passengers in the water.  For the first time, I understood why no one survived who was not in the lifeboat.  And I understood the precarious position of those lifeboats.  I know I may have heard it before, but suddenly it made sense.

I was enthralled by the story.  I was able to tell early on that one of the stories was an updated retelling of the Prodigal Son parable.  I loved the twist the author put in the story.

Amelia is a character that spoke to my heart--as did Quentin.  I am amazed at how God continues to use historical Chrisitan fiction to speak to my heart.  I have been blaming myself lately for the part I have played in my current domestic issue.  I have found myself apologizing over and over for a decision I made some 10 years ago that is making this current issue possible.  Well, I realized yesterday as I read that God orchestrated it all.  It was not something I pursued or sought after.  And God could have stopped it.  But He did not.  It happened, and even as I walk through my current pain, God has a purpose in it all.  Just as Amelia and Quentin learned.  How could the disaster of the Titanic been a part of God's plan?  We may never understand it in this life.  As an old song I know says: When you can't trust His hand, trust His heart.

I also loved the side note about John Astor.  I will not spoil it for the reader, but it was pure genius, in my opinion.

In short, if you love historical fiction romances, this is for you.  Yes, it has a strong Christian message, but it is woeven so seamlessly into the fabric of the story, I doubt it would truly bother anyone who is not a Christian.  It may convict you, but the story line is so strong that I will bet you will not want to put it down.

I was given a copy of this book inexchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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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.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good book. I don't know much about the Titanic, but it is fascinating.


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