‘By the Light of the Silvery Moon’ by Tricia Goyer

STORY: 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?

REVIEW: This April marked a 100th Anniversary of that great tragedy known as sinking of the unsinkable Titanic. Ms. Goyer’s offer of a fictional story within this historic tragedy will touch your heart as much as James Cameron’s movie did.

Amelia is one of the sweetest heroines I’ve read about and I really, really liked her. How could I not when she wore her compassion on her sleeve? She is a woman who is always driven to do the right thing and lend a helping hand to anyone that needs it, and our hero really needed it.

Quentin Walpole is one lucky man to have met our heroine as he’s being ‘escorted’ off ship and to his utter surprise, offered a ticket on the ship by a stranger who will change his destiny forever.

As their journey begins, so does our’s and while we know what awaits so many of the Titanic passengers, we hope and pray that our couple would be among those that survive this disaster.

This novel was very well written with a plot that will keep you glued to your device of choice (Kindle in my case) and its fast pace will definitely make this read unexpectedly short. You’ll no doubt recognize the parable of the prodigal son and if you’ll like me, it will make your feelings torn between the ‘good son’ and the ‘prodigal’. In the end, Ms. Goyer’s characterization and wonderful setting, pace and inspirational messages woven through this story of love, passion, loss and redemption will touch your heart and mind.

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