This book made me feel like I was on the Titanic back in 1912 and walking side by side with Amelia as she first saw Quentin being dragged off the boat and later when their eyes met and her heart fluttered with excitement. By the Light of the Silvery Moon reads like a cross between the old Titanic miniseries that aired on CBS years ago and James Cameron's Titanic movie. There's a romantic element as well as a little mystery and a wonderful lesson that leaving things in God's hands always yields the best results. When the story first begins and Amelia sees this man down on his luck with a cut on his cheek being dragged off the boat her desire to help a stranger takes hold and she goes to him and offers him her cousin's ticket since he was unable to make it aboard. This stranger and his secrets cause Amelia to do some soul searching of her own. The prodigal son (Quentin) weighs the decision to return to his father and brother or to continue to battle his demons on his own while his brother Damien decides whether to confess to his father that he has known his brother's whereabouts all along. I must confess that this book left me yearning for a second book to follow the characters and where their life leads them!
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?
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 and www.triciagoyer.com.
I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.