Wednesday, February 27, 2013

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Barbour Books
March 2012
ISBN: 978-1616265519
Genre: Historical romance

Amelia is heading to America to meet a man she’s been writing, a man who paid her and an aunt’s passage on the Titanic, so they could meet in person and investigate the possibility of a union. A cousin is also supposed to accompany the women, but he was thrown in jail the night before passage. When Amelia sees a stowaway being thrown off the ship, she runs after him and gives him her cousin’s ticket so he can have a fresh start.

Quentin Walpole is an American by birth, but an unfortunate event in his childhood spells the route for ruin. While his father and older brother thrived, Quentin lived as a homeless man. Desperate for a new beginning, Quentin boards the ship, but is surprised to discover his father and brother are also on board.

When Amelia discovers the truth of Quentin’s identity she works to reunite him with his family. But as Amelia works to reconcile father and son, she finds herself the object of both brothers’ affection. Can she choose between two brothers or the suitor waiting on land? Or will she lose everything to the icy waters of the Atlantic?

BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON is a book I long awaited reading since I read the press release on it, probably around this same time last year. It is centered around the famed maiden voyage of the Titanic, so you know there will be lots of drama.

I love Ms. Goyer’s historical books, and this one is no different. Ms. Goyer is a top must read historical author for me. Her research is detailed and the characters transcend time and come to life on the pages of the book. My heart broke for Quentin from the prologue, and I wondered what would become of that poor child, but thankfully I didn’t have long to wonder.

If you like historical fiction you won’t want to miss BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON. The lyrics of the original song are included at the end of the book in their entirety. Recommended. $12.99. 320 pages. 

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