Sunday, May 13, 2012

By the Light of the Silvery Moon - Tricia Goyer

From 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 thoughts...

I have always been interested in the story of the Titanic, I mean really, who hasn't?  Such a large and magnificent vessel that is toted as being "unsinkable"!  From the very beginning of Goyer's book, I found myself, once again, being swept back to those nights so long ago when the fateful event took place.  The excitement and anticipation of boarding the ship, the air of differences between the class of the passengers, and the sheer excitement of watching the land fade away as the departure takes place.  Oh to be on the Titanic...with a different outcome/ending!

Tricia Goyer does an excellent job of drawing the reader into the story, connecting with the characters, and bringing the setting to life.  I found my emotions were a bit all over the place as I read this story, heartbroken and weeping for a character in the beginning, cheering and rooting them on later, and finally dreading and anticipating what I knew was to come!

If your looking for an exciting read, with a bit of known history to it, then this is the book for you!  I give this book 5 stars!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion of the story.**

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