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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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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 r
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Barbour Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jesseca Wheaton
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I'm not sure there's much else to say. ;) The beginning was a little slow, but it quickened up soon enough. The parallel to the prodigal son was astounding. And the ending! *cries* I was not expecting that to happen to the person. I thought it would happen to the other brother.
It was also a bit nerve-wracking to read sine you know the time-line of the Titanic's voyage, and I just couldn't figure out how it would all be wrapped up before the ship sank!
I think my favorite part
I loved this story! I grabbed it in haste because church was about to start, I'd heard the author was local, and the cover was pretty. Not always the most trusty method of finding new favorites! When I read the synopsis, I was sure I'd made a mistake. It's a Titanic story—and I've never liked Titanic stories because people die.

But this story was fabulous. It felt like I was right there from the careful detail of the descriptions. And the characters were so real, it seemed like I'd know them if I
Sarah Sundin
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be still my heart! A shipboard romance, a prodigal son, Tricia Goyer’s rich historical research, and all the Titanic’s lushness and impending doom—By the Light of the Silvery Moon is everything a historical romance novel should be.

Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite novelists, and this book delighted me. Goyer's storytelling and research shine, and the characters are truly engaging. Most importantly, this story truly touched and moved me. I highly recommend it.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
Her lips fell open when he said her name. Goose bumps rose on her arms, and she pretended it was from the cool breeze that picked up as the ship's speed increased. "Thank you for everything," he whispered softly.

As the Titanic sets sail on its maiden voyage to America, sets of lives begin to converge -- the compassionate, generous Amelia, going to meet a suitor in America, gives an extra ticket to Quentin, a man down on his luck. Little does she know that he is actually the estranged son of a
Maureen Timerman
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
As we observe the hundred year mark of the sinking of the Titanic we are remembering that cruise.
Amelia Gladstone is about to embark of the journey of a lifetime. She is traveling to Connecticut with her Aunt Nelda. Her cousin Henry was to join them, but ended up in jail. She has his ticket, and when she observes a man being manhandled and thrown off the ship, she does what she does best, and goes to his rescue.
Quinten gladly takes the ticket and boards. God has his hand in all of this...I am in
Gemma (Passion for Novels)
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I have to say I was looking forward to this arc so much I read it in November before I realised I couldn't publish my review until February! I love anything set around the time of the Titanic in general, I a bit of a sucker for a love story which I know may have a bad ending, I mean we all know it sinks right?

This novel comes with a lot of religious moments which didn't appeal to me as much, but as a person who isn't very religio
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-netgalley
Quentin, who has seen much in his life and as of lately is now in great need. When a stranger hands him a boarding pass aboard the Titanic, promise and chance has given him an opportunity to make a change in his life.
Amelia is amazed of what the Titanic has to offer its passengers. Traveling with her Aunt Neda they leave all behind to venture to America to meet Mr Chapman the man she has been corresponding with. Amelia's heart always looking to help a person in need, her unselfishness not going
I was quite disappointed by this book, since Tricia Goyer books are often some of my favorites and her romance is often more realistic than others.

I keep a journal of negatives and positives for most of the books I read, and here are some for this book.

Negatives: Everyone seems to be instantly drawn to or attracted by the main lady character. She is pretty, yes, and nice, but this is not always the way it happens and perhaps would give the readers the same imagination of young men falling for th
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading anything of Tricia Goyer, and I must admit that I was rather disappointed. The story started out rather well and had me intrigued. However, by the time I was in the 3rd chapter, my high hopes for it were beginning to sink.
The time period is set during the Titanic as Amelia and her aunt prepare to dock the 'unsinkable ship' on her maiden voyage to America. Throw in a mysterious stranger who gains the compassion of Amelia, a rich man who seems to have lost more tha
Rambling Readers
Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When the Titanic set sail 100 years ago no one knew that the grand ship's legacy would turn tragic. The story has been repeated so often over the years that most of us know the facts by heart. By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer is the second fictionalized account of the Titanic that I have read in the last month. I loved Goyer's descriptions of the ship from the finest rooms of first class to the staff quarters. Amelia's association with characters of three different stations - the ...more
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Amelia is a likeable character and is easy to cheer for; when she and her aunt board the Titanic in search of a fresh start in America it's easy to hope things turn out well for them. The story immediately starts out interesting when Amelia's soft heart causes her to spontaneously give a spare ticket for passage on the Titanic to a homeless man, Quentin. He is estranged from his brother and millionaire father, who coincidentally are also on board the Titanic. This situation of course causes a bi ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
On the approaching 100th anniversary of the Titanic, Tricia Goyer has once again written an outstanding historical romantic novel, By The Light of The Silvery Moon. I must say I was personally challenged to read a romantic fictional novel based on travels on the fated Titanic without thinking about James Cameron's theatrical version, but I can honestly say I was enchanted and captivated by her words.

Meet Amelia Gladstone who is traveling aboard the Titanic in search of a future relationship with
To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of Christian lit. I rarely read it, if just because I dislike being preached at for 300 pages. I knew this book was Christian lit when I picked it up, but I've been on a massive Titanic kick lately and thought it looked interesting. The sample chapter also looked pretty good, a beautiful cover, and the reviews were stellar. The Christianity wasn't my problem with this book. There were preach-y parts, but they weren't overwhelming by any means, and I felt that, for ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 aft
I rarely buy books, but saw this in a Barnes and Noble while on vacation two days after the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, so I picked it up. I read the prologue and was immediately drawn in by the tragic opening and decided I must read the rest of the book. I have a fascination with the Titanic's sinking and that whole tragedy anyway, so I couldn't resist the urge and ended up buying it. I'm so glad I did. I read the book in two days and enjoyed it very much.

There were so many thin
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer was a book I looked forward to reading and I wasn’t disappointed.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking on April 10th, I wonder what that time was like. What were the hopes and dreams of the passengers and the crew. Many of those stories are gone forever. Tricia Goyer, wrote a story of what might have been.

Although I enjoyed the story I was conflicted with wanting to put the book down and not read further and continuing read
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
It's not often that I actually purchase a book for "full" price, but that's how much I wanted to read this one! Tricia Goyer has done an amazing job bringing to life all of the magnificence of the Titanic, as well as its tragic demise (which only takes up about twenty percent of the book). Tricia has done a fantastic job weaving the real-life story of the Titanic, around the fictional story of Amelia Gladstone -- the two seem to have been effortlessly woven together. In addition, Tricia includes ...more
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, written by Tricia Goyer, is a story set on the majestic ship, the Titanic.

Amelia Gladstone is ready for a quiet trip across the ocean on a newly built ocean liner. She is expecting to land in America and meet a young man she has been exchanging letters with for months. When she finds herself with an extra ticket she gives it to a man she helps on the loading docs. This chance encounter changes her life and the life of many others.

Quentin Walpole has spent the la
Lynne Young
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read many of Tricia Goyer's books and this one is just as good as the rest. Ms. Goyer has taken a tragic event in history and given it some of the pomp and circumstance it deserves.

Amelia Gladstone is travelling aboard the Titanic with her Aunt to meet a man in New York she hopes will become more than a friend. She has been corresponding with Mr. Chapman for a while now and when he offers to pay for her passage, as well as that of her Aunt and her cousin she is hoping this will lead to s
Christian Fiction Addiction

Be prepared to be swept up in an action-packed drama while reading By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Tricia Goyer has written a book that borrows from the elements of Jesus' parable of the prodigal son, throws in a love story that will have women the world over swooning in delight, and perfectly captures the heart-breaking story of the Titanic with a new spin! The characters are unique and their stories are ones that will pull on your heart-strings. I especially felt heart-ache for the character
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It's a novel about Titanic 100 years after its doomed voyage. It's a story about Quentin and Amelia.

Amelia was a very kind lady and liked to help those in need. Her kindness brought Quentin to the ship and a chance for her to get to know him better. Quentin knew he should run away, but he could not help being attracted to Amelia. At t
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By the Light of the Silvery Moon is the first book I've ever read that is set on the Titanic. I was a die-hard Leo fan when the movie first came out and I always stop and watch it for a few minutes when it comes on TV. So when I heard about Tricia Goyer's newest book, I jumped at the chance to read it.

Amelia Gladstone has always taken care of other people so when she sees a beggar being dragged from the Titanic as she is boarding she has to go check to make sure he's okay. Lucky for both of them
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This April marked a 100th Anniversary of that great tragedy known as sinking of the unsinkable Titanic. Ms. Goyer’s offer of a fictional story within this historic tragedy will touch your heart as much as James Cameron’s movie did.

Amelia is one of the sweetest heroines I’ve read about and I really, really liked her. How could I not when she wore her compassion on her sleeve? She is a woman who is always driven to do the right thing and lend a helping hand to anyone that needs it, and our hero re
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always given a wide berth (no pun intended!) to anything related to the Titanic. But I couldn't turn down the chance to review a Tricia Goyer book, so I read it with a bit of trepidation. I could not put it down. As always, Tricia impeccably blends fact and fiction into a beautiful multi-faceted story. The disparity and tension between societal levels is masterfully portrayed, and the effect weighs even more when the distinctions cross family lines. I can only imagine the challenge of wri ...more
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love set against the backdrop of the Titanic.

Having read very few books by Ms.Goyer, I didn't know quite what to expect with By the Light of the Silvery Moon, so I took a chance, and boy, am I glad I did! This book is something of a Prodigal Son type story, with very strong themes running along those lines.

I loved how Ms. Goyer really captured the atmosphere and feel of the Titanic. Distinguishing those in First Class, from those in Second and Third Class, with a strong use of body language. I
I have read Tricia Goyer's WW ll fiction and loved it. However, I was sadly disappointed with this book. It was interesting and entertaining, but also unrealistic and unbelievable. **************SPOILER ALERT!!!!************************************************************
Amelia Gladstone is traveling to America on the Titanic to meet a man who has paid for her passage. They are not officially engaged,but they are thinking of marriage. On the Titanic, over the course of about 4 days, Amelia star
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Amelia Gladstone takes pity on a beaten man and gives him a ticket on the Titanic, she has no clue that he is Quentin Walpole, the prodigal son of a railroad tycoon, who happens to be on the ship with his other son. Determined to bring father and son together, Amelia finds herself the love interest of both brothers. Will Amelia find love aboard the doomed ship?

I began reading this book expecting a love story set on the Titanic, but I was surprised with much more. I've only read one other bo
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the one hundredth anniversary of Titanic's demise draws near, works of fiction are popping up, and this one is the first I've read. Although we know the tragic end of this story, Goyer weaves a tale of redemption for us to enjoy. The love found on Titanic is not just romantic love, but brotherly as well. It is endearing, historical, and exciting all wrapped up in one. I particularly treasured the spin- taking the parable of the prodigal son and mixing it with themes from the movie, Titanic, f ...more
This was okay. I liked the general story and thought it was pretty interesting. However, while I am a huge fan of Christian historical romance novels, this one was filled with so many cheesy (for lack of a better word) lines that they kept me from fully enjoying the novel. The main character Amelia was also so perfect that I was annoyed with her.

That said, I thought that the story flowed well and the author's descriptions of setting and the Titanic sinking were so vivid that they played out lik
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I was a little concerned that this novel would be a rehashing of James Cameron's famous movie, but while both stories centered on two people falling in love on the ill-fated ship, that's where the similarities ended. Tricia Goyer's rich descriptions of the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes left you feeling as though you had walked the corridors of the Titanic yourself. It was a very entertaining romance novel that was refreshing in its lack of lewdness. My only complain ...more
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Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two tim ...more
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