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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 ...

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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?

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Editorial Reviews

Day Song Reflections - Pamela Morrisson
The narrative immediately caught my attention and I actually stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to finish reading it before I could sleep. The author’s attention to historic details and her description of everything from food to clothing to furniture to how the ship was equipped made me feel like I could have been right there on the great ship. I thoroughly enjoyed “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” and would heartily recommend it.
Amy Russell
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, from fifteen years ago. It was delightful to see the parallels! From the crossing over in classes, jewelry in a pocket, to a father who throws a banquet for his lost son- it was all sweetly done, with an emotional depth that I did, indeed, experience. If you want a faith honoring Titanic story, this is the book to choose!
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Though the infamous Titanic is this novel's setting, readers will become so enraptured by Amelia and Quentin's love story that they may temporarily forget the ship's historical fate.

 

This is a well-crafted title, rounded out by intriguing subplots and a beautiful Christian message of forgiveness.

— Christy Pitney

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"By the Light of the Silvery Moon  is officially my favorite Tricia Goyer novel. The story is filled with characters who will steal your heart. Take this voyage on the Titanic. You'll be glad you did!"
-Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of Belonging and Heart of Gold

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon has everything I adore about Tricia Goyer's writing - emotion that pulls me in, a plot that keeps me turning pages, and characters that won't let go of my heart. Even now."
 
-Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of A Lasting Impression and Within My Heart

"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."
 
-Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of the Wings of Glory series

CBA Retailers + Resources - Christy Pitney
Though the infamous Titanic is this novel's setting, readers will become so enraptured by Amelia and Quentin's love story that they may temporarily forget the ship's historical fate.
 
This is a well-crafted title, rounded out by intriguing subplots and a beautiful Christian message of forgiveness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616265519
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tricia Goyer has published numerous articles, novels, and nonfiction titles. A former teen mom, Tricia founded Hope Pregnancy Center in Kalispell, Montana. She now lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and four children, including a newly adopted daughter.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    I've just finished reading this amazing Historical Fiction nove

    I've just finished reading this amazing Historical Fiction novel! It's about an 18 year old Amelia who comes aboard the Titanic and finds romance. She her heart is drawn to a broken, penniless man named Quentin. But his cocky, wealthy, older brother grabs Amelia's attention. And as the tragic sinking of the Titanic who will she choose? Find out in Tricia Goyer's By the Light of the Silvery Moon(novel)! :P :) :D

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

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    Titanic Sinking

    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 awe of all that happens. Yes we relive this tragedy, but we also find wonderful God Loving people. Enjoyed reading the description of this great "unsinkable" ship, such opulence.
    You meet the Rich and famous and some with a lot of notoriety...and we know the fate of most. We relive the moment of the iceberg hit, and the loading of the life boats...even if we wish things would change here it doesn't.
    While reading this enjoy going with Amelia around the ship, and we hear her thoughts! Great! We also experience the wonderful experiences of "Forgiveness". I loved embarking on this cruise, thank you Tricia Goyer.

    I received this book from the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Amelia Gladstone, according to Aunt Neda who knows her best, alw

    Amelia Gladstone, according to Aunt Neda who knows her best, always helps the hungry, the hurt, and the heart-broken. Amelia sets sail to find a new life, and possibly a husband, in America; but before she boards the Titanic, she sees a tattered, beaten man being dragged from the ship. Moved to help someone again, she gives Quentin Walpole her absent cousin’s ticket. The ticket and her compassion change the life of this prodigal son of wealthy, kindly C.J. Walpole.


    Goyer’s details about travel aboard the elegant yet doomed Titanic create a clever picture for us readers. She deftly weaves interesting, entertaining dialogue, romance, Christian wisdom, friendship, and a mystery about Amelia’s mother into 317 pages. Who hasn’t been fascinated by the story of the Titanic? Stories about brave wealthy men, the orchestra that played until the ship sank, etc…. have captured the imaginations of everyone at some point. The Prodigal Son parable adds to the drama, but with a twist that surprised me…but also reminded me that I could never be that selfless! The characters seem almost too good to be true; however, I would much rather read about sacrifices and qualities to admire than about dark, selfish, mean-spirited ambitions and actions. If you enjoy optimistic, spiritual, historical fiction, you will enjoy this story.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

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    Be still my heart! A shipboard romance, a prodigal son, Tricia G

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    I very much enjoyed reading this novel.  This story was well wri

    I very much enjoyed reading this novel.  This story was well written with its simplistic, yet descriptive style.  It portrayed a compelling love story that incorporated danger, passion, and hope.  I would recommend this novel to all readers who enjoy romantic historical fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Zebraheart to silverlily

    Wolf result 1-6 and 8 are my irl family yo result is 7 so next time you are in 1-6 and 8 i will kill you and tigerstripe was f u c k i n g me she runs her claws down the shecats silver pelt making it red

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Silverlily

    She slips into the forest after the she cat had had gone never to return to her den.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

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    For the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic, Tricia Goyer had writt

    For the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic, Tricia Goyer had written another great novel that would make any readers reminisce the love and tragedy of the Titanic accident. This Titanic-based story is not just for its 100th anniversary though, this book is for all seasons. So I do hope, I wasn’t too late of posting this review.

    With refreshing new characters, a take on the prodigal son from the bible, a dramatic love story, this book deserves to be called outstanding.

    As for me being a Christian, I was really moved by the religious moments in the book, but it isn’t over the line, so readers who are believers and non-believers alike could enjoy this classic tale of tragedy and love.

    Each of the characters’ fate is interwoven beautifully. They have pasts that will tug at everyone’s heart, and they have to make decisions that are totally unselfish and hard. the author gave us glimpses to better incorporate in us why things happen and why the characters act the way they are. It made it easy for me to really get to the characters and feel with them.

    The writing was phenomenal; there’s a lot of emotion in it, the plot was perfectly thought of and the mixture of fiction and facts made me think that the book was well-researched and is given emphasis up to the littlest detail. As a lover of historical fiction, I was satisfied and fed by some more..:D

    Actually, it’s easy to think that the book wouldn’t be so interesting or suspenseful since we know what happened, right?—the Titanic sunk. But that knowledge only made it painful as we love and care for the characters. The question keeps popping at the back of my head, “When would the ship sunk?” Anyway, when it eventually happened, I was in tears, the brave orchestra players added to it when they still played even when the ship was sinking. I really felt like I was there with them, thinking of my love ones and the things I haven’t done yet. It was really tragic.

    By The Light of The Silvery Moon is a heart-wrenching novel set in a dark time of human history—the Titanic. Packed with emotions, drama,love, action, forgiveness, faith and tough decisions for life, this book would surely keep you turning the pages. I couldn’t put it down, read it in one sitting! Actually, I was thinking of reading “Chasing Mona Lisa” another book from the author :D Highly Recommended!

    I received the book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." Thanks so much Ms. Goyer..:D

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    When I realized that this was historical fiction about the Titan

    When I realized that this was historical fiction about the Titanic, I was ecstatic! I have had a fascination with this great ship since I did a report on it back in sixth grade. And with the 100th year anniversary, it could not be better timing.

    I was immensely pleased with the research that the author did for this book. She added in everything from the near collision when it set sail to the screams of the doomed passengers in the water. For the first time, I understood why no one survived who was not in the lifeboat. And I understood the precarious position of those lifeboats. I know I may have heard it before, but suddenly it made sense.

    I was enthralled by the story. I was able to tell early on that one of the stories was an updated retelling of the Prodigal Son parable. I loved the twist the author put in the story.

    Amelia is a character that spoke to my heart--as did Quentin. I am amazed at how God continues to use historical Chrisitan fiction to speak to my heart. I have been blaming myself lately for the part I have played in my current domestic issue. I have found myself apologizing over and over for a decision I made some 10 years ago that is making this current issue possible. Well, I realized yesterday as I read that God orchestrated it all. It was not something I pursued or sought after. And God could have stopped it. But He did not. It happened, and even as I walk through my current pain, God has a purpose in it all. Just as Amelia and Quentin learned. How could the disaster of the Titanic been a part of God's plan? We may never understand it in this life. As an old song I know says: When you can't trust His hand, trust His heart.

    I also loved the side note about John Astor. I will not spoil it for the reader, but it was pure genius, in my opinion.

    In short, if you love historical fiction romances, this is for you. Yes, it has a strong Christian message, but it is woeven so seamlessly into the fabric of the story, I doubt it would truly bother anyone who is not a Christian. It may convict you, but the story line is so strong that I will bet you will not want to put it down.

    I was given a copy of this book inexchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    Amelia Gladstone is ready to start a new life. Following her hea

    Amelia Gladstone is ready to start a new life. Following her heart, she has accepted passage to the United States to meet a man she has been writing to. She's not the only one looking for a fresh start though. In helping Quentin Walpole gain a place on the ship, Amelia has opened up whole new set of problems. Quentin is on the run from his past and his family, both of which seem ready to collide with him very soon. Amelia has also happened to catch the eye of a handsome first-class passenger. However, all of them will have to face some very hard choices when their ship, the Titanic, forces them to look death in the face.

    The story of the Titanic is familiar to many people, and it holds a lot of interest for people even today. Wrapping this story around Amelia's was quite intriguing. Amelia was a very sweet girl, and you are able to easily tell that she would help almost anyone and everyone. Quentin came across as quite mysterious. This made me want to keep reading to find out more about his story. Amelia's various romances were also interesting. The premise for getting her on the ship could have seemed a bit thin, but I think that it never really did. The use of letters from Mr. Chapman helped to really flesh out why Amelia would be so interested in meeting him. Amelia's on-board romances were a bit more standard, but they still were able to hold my attention.

    I found that knowing about the fate of the Titanic helped to create an interesting sense of atmosphere to the book. As the time of the ship's accident crept nearer, it added an extra sense of urgency to the plot. The characters were all living their lives in a low-key fashion, but I wanted to be able to urge them to take care and enjoy their lives as much as possible. There is also a bit of intrigue in just trying to figure out who will survive the ship's sinking. I thought this was a very sweet and fun read. It's a rather quick read, and knowing the fate of the ship just adds to the plot. Fans of romance and history (specifically the Titanic) will find a lot of enjoyment in this book.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    3.5 stars.. It's the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Tit

    3.5 stars..
    It's the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and so here comes my second read this year set against that sad voyage. So much hope and promise for the record breaking steamliner, and so much horrifying tragedy. Tricia Goyer uses this event as a mere background to a story of a young woman looking for her life's direction while making the journey from England to America. Amelia is a lover and a romantic, who sees the goodness in everyone from the stewards to the first class occupants. Her faith in God is unwavering as she seeks his guidance on who to choose to love, because she only has a few days to make this decision.



    She is on her way to meet a potential husband in America, Mr. Chapman, who paid for her voyage. However, while on the Titanic Amelia meets Quentin Walpole, a drifter in need of her help, and his brother Damian who wants to control everything around him, including Amelia. Amelia must not have had much male attention before the voyage, as she fawns in the glory of being admired for her beauty and kindness throughout most of the novel. She continually aks God, 'Who is the man for me? Show me a sign....' as she struggles to decide whether wealth and financial security equates to happiness and stability, or could she perhaps let love lead the way.



    And then of course, towards the end of the novel... the mighty ship sinks, taking with it icons of the time. In Amelia's world, who is left standing? And patiently waiting, there is always Mr. Chapman, the one who she thought she wanted to marry before she met the Walpole brothers on the Titanic. While this is a relatively short book at 320 pages, Tricia Goyer does a good job of immersing us in the story with historical details of the Titanic, writing seamlessly from one point of view to the other as we shift from the fictional Amelia to Quentin periodically. Quentin and Amelia each have some discoveries to make about themselves, and their souls as they both have to overcome personal obstacles in order to move away from the hurts of their past. Predominantly featured in this historical romance is the prodigal son theme and upstairs-downstairs nuances as we witness that tragedy and grief effects all of God's creatures whether they are in third class or first class. Interesting enough, the novel takes place during a short period of time, leaving room for a sequel if the author desires. It would be interesting to follow the story of the Gladstone and the Walpole family to see how they cope after the tragedy of the Titanic.


    Tricia Goyer is a Christian Fiction author, and her novels are geared towards this audience. Although many of my historical reads lately have been inspirational themed, this is definitely one of those that threads the theme of faith and spirituality throughout the novel. The author ends her novel with the lyrics to the song that was popular in 1909, By the Light of the Silvery Moon.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

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    Good Read

    Amelia is heading to America on the new ship Titanic she is traveling with her aunt and plans to possibly marry a man in America. She has never left Southampton but is excited to start this new adventure. Quentin is down on his luck and tries to sneak onto the great ship that is being called Titanic but he is caught and Amelia just happens to see him as they drag him off. She has an extra ticket because her male cousin ended up not coming on the trip. Being a kind and caring person she gives him the extra ticket and the adventure begins.

    I really enjoyed this book. I have watched the popular movie that came out in 1997 but I have never read a book based on titanic. I found myself counting down the pages until the fateful night and hoping the charters I had come to love made it off the ship okay.

    What I liked: This book was well written and I felt like I was there on the ship seeing the beauty that was the great ship on its maiden voyage. The characters where well written and believable. I also liked that this was a great telling of the prodigal son. It followed the biblical story very well and I thought it was a neat storyline to tell it.

    What I did not like: Not to much over all. I was not a big fan of Quentin’s brother and the storyline between Amelia and him was okay. It got a little boring for me at times. Also it seemed like once we got to the sinking the storyline went really fast. The first part of the book seemed to take its time and then it went lightening fast once they hit the iceberg and it just felt a little weird to me.

    Over all this was a very enjoyable book. Not only did the writer do a great job of telling about the ship and the time period she did a great job of bring a favorite bible story to life and giving it a new twist. If you love historical maritime books your in for a treat. Also if you have any interest in the titanic you will be pleased as well. Great detail and facts are included. The spiritual depth of this book besides the story itself was very good. Both Amelia and Quentin has to over come some obstacles. How by knowing each other they do this and fall in love in the process makes it a great story.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

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    On the approaching 100th anniversary of the Titanic, Tricia Goye

    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 a man known only to her through his written correspondence as Mr. Chapman. He believes that because they have related so well through their letters, a face to face meeting might prove to be advantageous to them both. As they are about to board, Amelia comes face to face with a man known only as Quentin, dressed in rags and about to be tossed off the ship for attempting to be a stowaway.

    When Amelia's cousin, Henry Gladstone was arrested in London last minute, she was left with his ticket. Being one with a heart of gold, she offers the ticket to Quentin as a gift he doesn't have to repay. Now that he has a legitimate reason to board the ship, he stays in Henry's room wondering just what God has in mind with this last chance offer.

    Quentin believes his good fortune is divinely inspired when he begins to learn more about Amelia's pure heart despite the fact that he has made too many mistakes in his past. Those mistakes have cost him everything from his family to his financial standing when he kept running instead of facing the consequences of his actions. What will happen aboard the Titanic will change the lives of Amelia and Quentin forever and show that God does have plans for all of us, and nothing passes through His hands without His knowledge.

    I received By The Light of The Silvery Moon compliments of Litfuse Publicity for my honest review and have to rate this one a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. I've been a huge fan of not only anything Tricia Goyer has written but also of the Titanic as well. So when I had to opportunity to review this one, I knew I would immediately love it. This one plays out as a great historical romance that Tricia did an exceptional job breathing life into, and also portrays a different version of the prodigal son from the Bible. This one I highly recommend and it will captivate you from the very first page. I could not put this one down.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

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    Celebrating The Titanic In A Beautiful Way!

    What an absolutely PERFECT way to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. While it was such a tragedy that happened, books like this are wonderful! Tricia Goyer is already one of my many favorite Christian Fiction authors, and this book is a wonderful addition to her historical novels! By The Light Of The Silvery Moon....I just LOVE that title. But, I loved the story even more! Sweet Amelia Gladstone has a heart of gold, and when her cousin, Henry, is unable to travel aboard the Titanic because he was in jail, she puts his ticket to good use. She sees a man that is escorted off the Titanic before it sets sail, and has a bit of sympathy for him, so she hands over the ticket. Quentin Walpole is a beggar and lives on the streets. He's surprised to find that the beautiful lady has a heart of gold for him. Quickly dubbing her his Angel of Mercy, he takes the ticket and masquerades around the Titanic as Henry Gladstone. But, he harbors a secret.....and he doesn't want to be found out. Especially by two very popular men. Charles and Damian Walpole are aboard the Titanic setting sail back to America. Charles is on the look out for his youngest son Quentin, and Damian blames that young son on the death of their mother. He is trying to get his father to understand and not let him know that he's been paying people to NOT give him the information. Then Damian and Charles encounter the beautiful Miss Abigail. She knows of Quentin, but just how much? And why can't Damian seem to get the lower class woman out of his mind? Amelia meets Damian, but her thoughts keep turning to Quentin, the handsome stranger she gave her cousin's ticket to. Will she be able to have a happy ever after based on love, and not on letters from the gentleman in America? Or will the tragic sinking of the Titanic take away the only chance she has at happiness? Can Quentin and his brother and father work past the tragic death of their mother? I'll stop there, for I'll give spoilers if I don't. With twists, turns and second chances, this story is filled with so much hope and love. It's a perfect addition for the celebration of the Titanic, and being a fan of the movie Titanic, this most definitely reminded me of that movie, complete with the mention of the Titanic designer, Thomas Andrews! Absolutely a 5 Book worthy rating to a wonderfully written book. Forgiveness, trusting in God and moving on from the past make up the inner workings of this new book by this truly talented author and I can't wait to read another book like it! Well done, Ms. Goyer!! This review originated at Reviews By Molly in part with a NetGalley review.

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