Destiny Brought Them Together.
Will Tragedy Draw Them Apart?
Wow. With a setting like the fated Titanic, who isn’t entranced by By the Light of the Silvery Moon?
And the story contained within that beautiful cover does not disappoint. I found Amelia easy to relate to with her compassionate heart and eye for the outcast. Quentin was more intriguing because of the prologue that offers an up close look at a trauma he endured as a young child (Tricia Goyer’s excellent writing clued me right in to the fact that he was very young ~ loved how I could immediately tell that!). Each of the characters seemed very real and I loved reading about them.
I especially appreciated the way the author went to such effort to show everyone’s optimism about the Titanic’s being unsinkable–and yet neither Amelia nor Quentin felt perfectly comfortable with the complete faith everyone else put in the ship. It added to the tension and suspense, I think, for me to see all those colorful characters waltzing across the pages…knowing that in just a few short chapters, the unthinkable would happen. For knowing how the “end of the story” (of the ship, at least) would unfold, By the Light of the Silvery Moon kept me guessing.
For readers entranced by the story of the Titanic, this book will be a worthy addition to your bookshelf. Though it was released the year of the 100th anniversary of the sinking, this is a wonderful romance between a prodigal son and a young woman looking for the promise of a new beginning. I had tears in my eyes as I read the last few pages. (Although, for those of you have a copy already, my favorite page is 252.)
About the Author
Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books including Beside Still Waters, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
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