Sunday, April 8, 2012

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

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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?

My Review
By the Light of the Silvery Moon was a lovely story! Tricia's descriptions of the Titanic were so vivid that I could picture it and I felt as if I was there with the characters. The characters! They were so easy to bond with. Amelia's sweetness/innocence and her I-speak-my-mind demeanor drew me to her. And I felt her turmoil concerning which man the Lord would have her marry.

Tricia did a wonderful job with the romance- especially since two of the prospects were estranged brothers-although, I did feel that Amelia's emotions were somewhat wishy-washy. And I enjoyed that she intertwined the parable of the prodigal son into the story of the two estranged brothers and the hurting father. She even incorporated some of the exact words from the parable in the Bible. The much-waited-for reunion between the "prodigal son" and his father was joyous.

Now, a Titanic story wouldn't be one without the sad happening of its sinking. Because I didn't know on which day the Titanic sank, the story seemed even more suspenseful. I was turning the pages, waiting for the climax that was sure to come- and Tricia didn't disappoint! There was action, anger, and, of course, the inescapable tears. But even admist the sadness, Tricia allowed me to close the pages of the book with a glimmer of hope... and a want to see these characters in future books. This was an excellent story for the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I highly recommend it and gladly give it 5 stars. It can be bought at Amazon.

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.

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!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book too but I already had some background knowledge because I had gained a strange fasination with the Titanic story years ago. Not knowing what day the Titanic sank would have really made it more suspensful but I also had the erry feeling of it coming closer because I did know. Anyways, great review.