Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review: By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer

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?

Received for review.

I wanted to like this, I really did, but it was just too ... too. It was essentially a romance on the Titanic which, of course, immediately draws comparisons to the actual Titanic movie. The movie, as expected, comes out on top.

The story was simply implausible and really not even that good. It was okay, like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese from a box, but not something that you really savored while reading, like a homemade, fresh from the oven mac & cheese.

I didn't connect with or really care about the characters either. There was just no emotional bond there that would have made for a more enjoyable reading experience. I was just left feeling unfulfilled and a bit annoyed.

I really can't recommend this. It may be acceptable if you are looking for a historical romance but don't expect any of the joy or sparkle of the movie.

☆☆☆ = Just Okay


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