By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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By Tricia Goyer / Barbour Publishing

Title of Book: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Author: Tricia Goyer

ISBN: 978-1-61-626-551-9

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Publication Date: 2012

Reviewer:Dell Smith Klein


Amelia Gladstone’s mind is filled with promise as she gazes at the marvelous new ship,ready for its maiden voyage.  The Titanic holds the promise of a reunited family…and of possible love waiting on American shores.  Nothing could mar Amelia’s joy,until she sees a ragged stowaway being escorted down the gangplank.

Down-and-out after squandering his fortune, Quentin Walpole thought his voyage to America ended on the Southampton pier.  Then a sweet lady—his angel of mercy named Amelia—secured his passage with a spareticket.  Now he’s headed to America, eager for a second change.  But once the voyage begins, the past confronts Quentin when he discovers that his wealthy railroad tycoon father and older brother Damien are also on board.  As Amelia tries to bring about reconciliation between father and son, she suddenly finds herself the center of both brothers’attention with a choice to make:  Who can she trust with her heart?

Then the fateful night arrives, and one brother faces a greater choice.

Will Amelia’s fate ultimately be one of love or loss?


Tricia Goyer, the author of By the Light of the SilveryMoon  has also written several other books including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, and with Mike Yorkey, ChasingMona Lisa. Tricia and her family live in Arkansas.


Most of us have heard about the sinking of the Titanic, but only as an answer to a trivia question, or a joke of an unsinkable ship that sank on it’s maiden voyage.  Tricia Goyer brought the sinking of the famous ship to us in a way that touched our hearts. Tricia Goyer has given us a fine book of redemption and love and remembrance. From our first look at the size and opulence of the Titanic, to the heart-wrenching sacrifice of those who gave up their places in lifeboats so that others might live, Goyer  keeps us turning pages.

I liked the characters in By the Light of the Silvery Moon.  Quenton Walpole, his brother Damien, and their father fit the cast of Jesus’ story of the Prodigal Son in  the New Testament.  If there was anything negative about the book, it would have to be that Amelia Gladstone seemed a bit quick to be attracted to a ragged stowaway.  It also seemed contrived that, knowing the size of the ship and the number of people involved in staffing, Amelia could bump into a person who once knew her missing mother.

Even with those negative comments, I found By the Light of the Silvery Moon an enjoyable, thought provoking book.  I feel comfortable suggesting Tricia Goyer’s By the Light of the Silvery Moon to women from teens to grandma ladies.  As another author, Robin Lee Hatcher, said, “Take the voyage on the Titanic. You’ll be glad you did.”


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