Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Litfuse Blog Tour -- By The Light of the Silvery Moon

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?

About Tricia:

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.

More info: Living Inspired (http://toginet.com/shows/livinginspired) and www.triciagoyer.com.


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. 

The Review:
My Ranking: 9 out of 10
Ages 16 & up

I've read a couple of Goyer's works before, but never one as great as this! I have always enjoyed stories that take place on the Titanic(such emotion is bound to surface!), and Goyer did amazingly with this wondrous tale of family, loss,  love, forgiveness, and reconciliation. I couldn't put it down!

Goyer's characters were well fleshed out and easy to cherish. I enjoy it when authors don't take the common route and create their characters as perfect angels who could never do a wrong, but actually make realistic, deep characters who make mistakes, same as every ACTUAL person, and learns from them. While the romance moved quick, I didn't find it to be cheesy or unrealistic -- Goyer handled it quite well!

As for content, there were a few things. There are a few times where it mentions things like a woman being "all his flesh desired", having to "swallow down his desire", and there is a scene where a man is tempted by a woman(who is purposefully tempting) and it talks about him imagining the taste of her lips, smelling the alcohol in her breath, and imagining how easy it would be for him take her to his room. In the end, he realizes it would be wrong and doesn't do it. We know a man in the book has a past involving multiple quick relationships with women, all of which he regrets.

All in all, it was an amazing book that I highly recommend! My heart both fluttered and ached as a soared through this story, enjoying both the lessons learned and history retold.


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