By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer | Giveaway, Titanic Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the campaign launch for Tricia Goyer’s By the Light of the Silvery Moon!

Tricia and her publisher, Barbour Books, have teamed up for a fun Unsinkable Titanic Giveaway and a Titanic Party! All the details below.

{More about By the Light of the Silvery Moon}

Amelia Gladstone’s hopes are tied up in the Titanic–hopes for a reunion with her sister and an introduction to an admirer. But when she offers a spare ticket to a down-and-out young man, her fate is about to change.

Quentin Walpole is stunned when a sweet lady secures his passage to America–and even more surprised to find his wealthy father and older brother on board the ship. Suddenly Amelia finds herself caught between the attentions of two men, but who should she entrust her heart to? As the fateful night arrives, will Amelia lose everything to the icy waters?

Tricia Goyer

{More About Tricia Goyer}

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.

About the Unsinkable Titanic Prize Pack Giveaway

Celebrate the release of  By the Light of the Silvery Moon with Tricia by entering her giveaway and RSVPing to her Titanic party.

One “unsinkable” winner will receive:

  • Flip HD video Camera (Make your own dramatic saga!)
  • Titanic movies from the ages {Titanic (1953) Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Titanic (1997)}
  • Secrets of the Titanic (Get the facts from National Geographic.)
  • And the Band Played On (Music Played on the Titanic.)
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer (Be swept away in this tale of love and courage.)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 9th. Winner will be announced at “Silvery Moon” Titanic Facebook Party on 4/10. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club). During the live chat Tricia will have a *special guest* join her. More details coming soon!

So grab your copy of By the Light of the Silvery Moon and join Tricia on the evening of the April 10th for a fun chat, trivia contest (How much do you know about the Titanic?) and lots of giveaways.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 10th!

Press Kit

By the Light of the Silvery Moon Press Kit

 

New Book Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic

By the Light of the Silvery Moon combines historical accuracy with a story of love and redemption

Seattle: When the Titanic left Southampton on April 10, 1912, the world was fascinated with its size, the luxury, the symbol of prominence for the wealthy onboard, and the promise for the emigrants hoping for a better future in America. For the past 100 years since its sinking on April 15, 1912, the world has been consumed with how a ship deemed unsinkable sank, the artifacts at the bottom of the ocean, the stories of the people on board, and the history the ship held. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, award-winning author Tricia Goyer has released By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Barbour Publishing, March 2012, ISBN 978-1-61626-551-9).

When the Titanic movie first came out in 1997, Goyer, like most of America, became fascinated with the tragedy. “The movie captured my attention. Yes, there was a love story, but the ship of dreams fascinated me even more. I checked out many books at the library and bought others on the Titanic. I didn’t think of writing a novel about it. Still, I carried a love inside for that amazing ship and its passengers,” says Goyer.

Around that same time, Goyer had been working on the idea for a novel centering on a contemporary retelling of the prodigal son. While the idea did not go farther than the prologue at the time, she kept the idea in the back of her mind. Fifteen years later, when her publisher approached her about the possibility of writing a book to mark the anniversary of the Titanic, Goyer was excited about the opportunity and realized that it was time to merge the two ideas together in a unique, faith-filled tale of love and reconciliation.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon tells the story of Amelia Gladstone whose 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.

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 spare ticket. Now he’s headed to America, eager for a second chance.

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

Goyer’s extensive research from books, documentaries and visiting a museum dedicated to the ship all contribute to making By the Light of the Silvery Moon amazingly historically accurate. With her beautiful gift of storytelling, readers are sure to feel that they have been transported back 100 years to the fateful night that changed the lives of all onboard the “Ship of Dreams.”

Advance Praise

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 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

About the Author

Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of thirty-two books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. To learn more about Tricia, visit Living Inspired and www.triciagoyer.com.

Suggested interview questions

* By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a fictional story taking place on the decks of the Titanic. How do you think this setting enhanced the story?

* This novel has appropriate timing, releasing on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. How heavily did you research the Titanic before writing By the Light of the Silvery Moon?

* Did you take steps to ensure the story remained historically accurate or did you let your imagination run wild?

* By the Light of the Silvery Moon parallels the story of the prodigal son from the Bible. How is this story different than the Biblical version?

* How is By the Light of the Silvery Moon different from other novels you’ve written?

* What are some of the lasting impressions and lessons that your family left with after visiting a Titanic museum and exhibit.

* What do you hope readers take away from By the Light of the Silvery Moon?
Tricia Goyer is available for interviews to promote the release of By the Light of the Silvery Moon. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

 

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is earning high praise:

“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

“Be still my heart! A shipboard romance, a prodigal son, Tricia Goyer’s rich historical research, and 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

Reviews

3/21

Blossom at North Laurel Home & School Cannot wait to read more of Goyer’s books!

Holly at 2 Kids and Tired Books Tricia Goyer has done amazing research and her re-creation of the Titanic experience is lush and elegant and her descriptions rich and colorful.

Tara at Ramblings of the Blonde Mother Bear I’m thrilled to say that the book does not disappoint. Full of fresh characters, vivid descriptions and a classic tale of the prodigal son… By the Light of the Silvery Moon is just a pleasurable read.

3/22

Lena at A Christian Writer’s World Author Interview and Book Giveaway!

Amy at A Nest in the Rocks The plot is far advanced beyond most Titanic stories I’ve read, and the drama of the story is the very best part of all.  Of course there’s a complicated love story, there are class differences, there’s wealth and beauty abundant; but there’s also a Titanic- era retelling of the Prodigal Son.  With faith and forgiveness as main themes of the story, By the Light of the Silvery Moon is completely unique.

Jennifer at Where the green grass grows It was a good story plot.

Sarah at Mommy’s Minute I easily imagined that I was right there alongside Amelia, exploring the wonders of the grand ship. The plot kept me interested, and even thought I knew that the ship would eventually meet a tragic end, I desperately wanted to know what would happen to the characters that I grew to care about.

Jessica at A New Leaf Even though Amelia is fictional, I admire her. There is a passage on page 217 that was breathtaking for me. Here’s one sentence from the passage: “Character was realizing the need would still be there tomorrow just as fierce but doing something to give comfort for an hour.” That is inspiration at its finest. 

3/24

Brenda at WV Stitcher As this story unfolded it was easy to see that the author did her research, I could easily imagine being on the ship with the characters. While I knew what would happen on the voyage the story still held my attention, because of the many twists and turns the author wove into the story. I was anxious to see how the story would play out for Amelia.

Sharon’s at Garden of Book Reviews Goyer conveys the complete range of emotions, from excitement to absolute horror, that the people who were aboard the ocean liner, dubbed “The Ship of Dreams,” must have felt.

Alicia at Surrendering all of me The majority of the story was aboard the Titanic, however, the sinking of the so called unsinkable ship was retold magnificently. Vivid descriptions allowed one to  envision each the battle of emotions waging war in the hearts of man-from confusion and shock,  screams of horror, even anger, to the sheer joy of being alive.

3/26

Julie at More of Him This book was so incredibly good!

Mocha with Linda I can only imagine the challenge of writing a novel where the setting is a foregone and well-known conclusion yet crafting a story that isn’t completely predictable, but Tricia Goyer kept me guessing right to the end exactly who would be on the lifeboats and survive the horrific tragedy.

3/27

Susan at In This Together The heart of Tricia Goyer’s novel is a beautiful retelling of the parable of the prodigal son.

kimberly at Saving More Than Me Just when you think you know where the story is headed, Tricia surprises and delights you with another unexpected twist. I had difficulty putting this book down and my only regret was that the story ended.

Lori at Morning Glories and Moonflowers Tricia delights and entertains with her richly developed characters, her vivid description of the Titanic itself as well as the mysterious background of Quentin Walpole.

3/28

Theresa at Just One More Paragraph This is an amazing and well written story. Tricia’s descriptions of the ship and events were well done and appear to be well researched.

Kianna’s Korner May I first begin this review with a round of applause for Tricia Goyer?!? Her writing in this novel has surpassed my highest expectations and then some.

Danielle at The Happy Wife I loved reading the story of Amelia and her struggle to connect to her past and figure out her future, as she sailed across the ocean to her new life in America.

Tammi at Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage Although I enjoyed the story I was conflicted with wanting to put the book down and not read further and continuing reading to the end of the story. The reason? I was caring for the characters more and more and knowing what happened to the real Titanic I didn’t want to know who didn’t survive, but I did continue to the end, because I really wanted to know what would happen.

3/29

Vic’s Media Room This book  does not disappoint in any area.

Michele at My Blessings From Above Have you ever been just drawn into a story on the very first page? That is what happened with me when I started reading this story!

Crystal at Just Another Book Lovin’ Girl I loved the characters, they came off as real people. I felt so emotionally involved with them so it was hard to say goodbye to some. I loved this story. It’s one I highly recommend!

Shari at The Knit Wit by Shair I love stories that engage my emotions, and get me talking back to the book, which this one did.  Shouting things like “go get him!” or the like…

Spashes of Joy I absolutely love this book. The cover is beautiful, the title is catching, the story is awesome and intriguing, and the characters created by the author are so like read that I think about them as my own friends and family.

3/30

Jeremy at 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!

Ruth at My Devotional Thoughts Amelia is a character that spoke to my heart.

3/31

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life It’s a fun, light read, but it’s also historical accurate. The story has a depth that I enjoyed.

Lindsay at Live To Read 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.

4/2

Carlybird’s Home Tricia made this a very meaningful experience with all the romance and splendor of Titanic along with the tragedy and sadness.

Jasmine at the bookish mama I am happy to say that it did NOT disappoint. It grabbed me from the first few pages and I couldn’t put it down. It is a wonderfully written historical fiction novel with lots of romance embedded within the Biblical story of the prodigal son.

Lisa at A Casual Reader’s Blog 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.

Heather at Proud Book Nerd

4/3

Courtney’s Chitter Chatter 

Pamela at Daysong Reflections 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 could imagine the excitement of the passengers and see and hear their celebrations as they set out on the voyage of their lives.

Joan at Book Reviews from an Avid Reader This well written novel kept me reading way too late. I didn’t want to put it down.

4/4

Faith at Labor not in vain 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 could feel the atmosphere changes that occurred when we went from class to class from the chill of First Class, to the warmth, hope, and a few unsavory characters in Third.

Marg at Simply Shop and Save By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a good read and a light novel.

Stephanie at A Cooking Bookworm Tricia brings her characters to life so that you can’t help but long for their rescue as the disaster is taking place. You already know the unfortunate ending of the great White Star liner, but what keeps you turning the pages is not only whether or not this character or that one survives, but will any of them understand the bigger-than-Titanic importance of reconciliation before it’s too late? Great read. Kept me up late into the night (always a sign of a good book)!

Linda’s Lunacy By the Light of the Silvery Moon isn’t just a love story, although it is a great love story. It’s a story of restoration and second chances. Of giving our lives to God and letting Him determine the outcome. Of putting others before ourselves.

4/5

Tammy Is Blessed Goyer does an excellent job describing the ship and what it was like, without it feeling like boring commentary, but being detailed enough that you can almost see yourself on board this ill-fated vessel. And yet, despite the opulence and wonder of the ship, it was simply the background to a fantastic story.  I found myself reading faster and faster, knowing (obviously) about the ships impending demise, and anxiously wanting to find out what happens to the characters in the book.

Becky at Christian Chick’s Thoughts I loved this story. Once I picked up the book, I could barely put it down. The characters jumped off the pages, and the Titanic itself came to life in my mind’s eye.

Melanie at A Year of Jubilee Reviews Some stories have such strong themes that they knock you over. Such symbolism in this novel with the titanic, the unsinkable ship, that sinks, yet our God and savior will never sink.

4/6

Sheri at The Shades of Pink If you haven’t read Tricia Goyer’s work this would be a great place to start, especially if you love to read about the Titanic.

Amanda at Sisters In Cahoots! This book was a satisfying read with a message all who have messed up, there’s hope. There’s grace. There’s mercy.

Tammy at Bluerose’s Heart There were splendid details about the ship’s beauty, which made me want to immediately watch Titanic again.

JHS at Colloquium The ending may be predictable, but that does not detract from the enjoyment of embarking upon the voyage along with the characters.

Kelli at The Zen of Motherhood Tricia Goyer’s By the Light of the Silvery Moon (Barbour Books, 2012) is a history nerd’s delight.  Goyer has done an incredible job describing the lush opulence of the doomed Titanic; no detail is too small.  Even so, the ship is really just a backdrop to a story that I found moving and inspiring.  By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a lovely romance and more.

4/7

Kat at Reviews From The Heart 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.

Betsy Ann – Writer at Large Tricia Goyer took a terrible tale – the infamous Titantic – and made a terrific novel. You don’t want to miss this beautiful, historic read about one of the most notorious moments in history!

Jen at Happy Little Homemaker I liked the characters and was tickled with the surprise twist near the end. This book would be a great beach read and if you are a titanic buff, you will probably enjoy this story of it’s voyage.

Brooke at I blog 4 books Author Interview.

Maureen’s Musings I loved embarking on this cruise, thank you Tricia Goyer. 

4/9

Michelle at Life in Review The writing is beautiful and the characters will steal your heart.

Britni at Book nook club I really liked Amelia and appreciated her charity toward everyone around her.

Amber at Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo

Ariel at The Librarian’s Bookshelf

Laura at The Calico Critic You’ll find delightful romance, compelling redemption and riveting action that will keep the pages turning right until the book’s satisfying conclusion.

Alena at Our Little Bit Of Wonderful I especially enjoyed the imagery Tricia includes of the fabled Titanic, and how she artfully weaves the story of that fateful voyage into a new tale of romance and adventure.

Mandie at Taking Time for Mommy This book full of fresh characters and was a page turner. the author did a lot of research and fed my historical obsession. She did an excellent job!

Cindy’s Love of Books There was more behind the characters I loved reading why they were there and why they had to be on that ship.

4/10

Reviews By Jenn This book was very well written.

Karla at Ramblin’ Roads I loved being able to get glimpses of the different levels of the ship

Reviews By Jane I’ve read a couple of Goyer’s works before, but never one as great as this!

Fran at Books and Beyond She quickly swept me away in the story of an ill fated voyage. I knew how the tale would end, but that did not deter me in any way from continuing on.

Stephanie’s at Mommy Brain By the Light of the Silvery Moon fits the bill for a weekend of lighthearted reading.

Nancy at Bookfoolery and Babble I loved the pairing of the Biblical tale of the Prodigal Son with a light romance and the question of who will survive the capsizing of the Titanic.

Katie at Legacy of a Writer Her writing style is quick, sharp, and engaging, dragging you right into the story alongside Amelia, Quentin, and Damien as they experience the Titanic in all its glory…and tragedy.

Whitney Rambles of a SAHM From the first page I was drawn to Quentin. He is a character that just pulls at your heart strings.

Aizess at Christian Book Review Blog Tricia’s descriptions of the Titanic were so vivid that I could picture it and I felt as if I was there with the characters.

Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy 

Stephanie-jean Life: SemiCrunchy I savor her writing style so much because of the entertaining stories, beautiful imagery, believable characters, and deeper meanings found within each book.