By the light of the silvery moon by Tricia Goyer

By the Light of the silvery moon
By Tricia Goyer

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

Amelia Gladstone is headed to America, to a new life, hopefully as a newly married woman! She is thrilled to be aboard the maiden voyage of the newly built Titanic. She has always been a watchdog for the mistreated and unwashed masses, so when she sees an unkempt man hauled off the ship, her heart is touched and she offers him the extra ticket she has unexpectedly.
Quentin Walpole is desperate for almost anything. He was not expecting to be able to travel on the Titanic, and when the chance is offered him, he accepts it, but with reservations, hoping to not see the family whom is seeking him as much as he wants to avoid them.
This story was written among several other authors, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. We all know the stories surrounding the Titanic, but this 100th year anniversary can be a good excuse to pull out the stories and read a few of these new novels written on the topic.
Tricia weaves this story with skill and finesse, even though you “know” the ending (the ship sinks); she keeps your wheels turning as you turn the pages. I especially liked her references to scripture, without using scripture in the story of the Prodigal Son, aligning with Quentin’s. She does such a wonderful job of weaving history into a novel; this will be a book that is excellent for a high school student needing a history reading assignment for the month.
The local library does have this book, but it is also available from many booksellers.

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