Wednesday, September 5, 2012

By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

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

Remember the Titanic 100 years after its doomed voyage with Tricia Goyer’s fictional portrayal of one woman’s journey. To Amelia Gladstone, this ship means promise of seeing family again. To Quentin Walpole, the Titanic represents a new start in America…if he can get onboard. All seems lost until Amelia offers him a ticket, securing his passage—and bringing him face-to-face with his railroad tycoon father and older brother, Damian. As Amelia works to reconcile father and son, she finds herself the object of both brothers’ affection. Can she choose between two brothers? Or will she lose everything to the icy waters of the Atlantic?

My Take:  I have always been interested in the sinking of the Titanic.  I have read a reviewed several non fiction books on the topic this year and when I saw this book I thought it would be interesting to read a fiction book set on the Unsinkable Ship.  At it's core this story is the prodigal son story from start to finish.   Quentin is the prodigal who is trying to run away from a tragic accident that happened when he was a small boy.  Damien is the brother who has stood by his father no matter what.  Amelia is the woman who tries to reconcile the two brothers for the sake of their father.  Amelia has been sent passage on the great ship by a gentleman in America with whom she has been corresponding.  She is going to America with the possibility of marriage when she lands in America.  But she meets the Walpole brothers and finds  both of them attractive in their own way.  What will happen?  Will any of them survive that fateful night?  Most of the book is spent prior to the sinking and really not alot of time is spent on the actual sinking.  I felt like that this part of the story seemed a bit rushed like it was a detail that needed to be dealt with quickly and gotten over with.  
I think you would like this book if you are looking for a nice clean romance with a boat sinking thrown in for good measure.  

I received an e-galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.  

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