Monday, April 2, 2012

Blog Tour: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Welcome to the blog tour for By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Trisha Goyer!!

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?

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.

Buy the book here.


Amelia Gladstone is ready to start a new life. Following her heart, she has accepted passage to the United States to meet a man she has been writing to. She's not the only one looking for a fresh start though. In helping Quentin Walpole gain a place on the ship, Amelia has opened up whole new set of problems. Quentin is on the run from his past and his family, both of which seem ready to collide with him very soon. Amelia has also happened to catch the eye of a handsome first-class passenger. However, all of them will have to face some very hard choices when their ship, the Titanic, forces them to look death in the face.

The story of the Titanic is familiar to many people, and it holds a lot of interest for people even today. Wrapping this story around Amelia's was quite intriguing. Amelia was a very sweet girl, and you are able to easily tell that she would help almost anyone and everyone. Quentin came across as quite mysterious. This made me want to keep reading to find out more about his story. Amelia's various romances were also interesting. The premise for getting her on the ship could have seemed a bit thin, but I think that it never really did. The use of letters from Mr. Chapman helped to really flesh out why Amelia would be so interested in meeting him. Amelia's on-board romances were a bit more standard, but they still were able to hold my attention.

I found that knowing about the fate of the Titanic helped to create an interesting sense of atmosphere to the book. As the time of the ship's accident crept nearer, it added an extra sense of urgency to the plot. The characters were all living their lives in a low-key fashion, but I wanted to be able to urge them to take care and enjoy their lives as much as possible. There is also a bit of intrigue in just trying to figure out who will survive the ship's sinking. I thought this was a very sweet and fun read. It's a rather quick read, and knowing the fate of the ship just adds to the plot. Fans of romance and history (specifically the Titanic) will find a lot of enjoyment in this book.

Book provided for review.

Win an Flip HD Camcorder during @TriciaGoyer's Unsinkable Titanic Giveaway and RSVP for 4/10 Titanic Party! 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!

Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour!

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