March 22, 2012

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - Book Review Blog Tour

Ok, I'll admit it. I was one of those junior high girls who watched Titanic in the theaters three times when it originally came out, and as much as I'm ashamed to admit it, my friends and I even jumped into a freezing cold swimming pool just to pretend that we were like Jack and Rose. Something about the beauty and the tragedy of the Titanic keeps drawing our attention decades after the disaster occurred.

This new love story by Tricia Goyer takes place on that fated ship. Amelia Gladstone boards the Titanic with dreams of a new life in America with her Aunt Neda and with plans to meet a  potential beau, Mr. Chapman, once they arrive in New York. After an encounter with a haggard-looking stowaway, Quentin Walpole, Amelia shares her extra ticket for passage aboard the great ship, giving him a second chance at a new life in America.

Also aboard the ship are Quentin's estranged family - his brother Damien, and his father,  a railroad tycoon, Clarence. Both brothers are drawn to Amelia's kind heart and beauty. Which brother will capture her heart? What will happen once tragedy strikes the ship?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a mom, it's always nice to have a book to escape into for a few hours at the end of a busy day - this is a great one to choose. 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. All in all, it was a pleasant read. Great for a long weekend or a summer break.

To check out what other bloggers have to say about the book, click here.

Win an Flip HD Camcorder during @TriciaGoyer's Unsinkable Titanic Giveaway 
and RSVP for 4/10 Titanic Party!

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!


I received a complimentary copy of the book from Litfuse Publicity to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my honest thoughts of the novel. 

March 10, 2012

Shield of the Heart - YA Fiction

*Sponsored Post* (Not the original content of Mommy's Minute)

If you like YA books with lots of twists and turns you may enjoy T.K. Richardson's new book Shield the Heart. When you mix one girl with a special gift, one ancient Russian prophecy, danger, and a dash of romance you end up with Shield the Heart!  

I hope you'll check it out. The book is available in paperback and as an ebook.

One Gift, One Prophecy, One Choice

Shield the Heart

(Note: This book is part of a series. Book #1 Return the Heart. Book #2 Shield the Heart.)

What if the battle was in your heart?

Lilly's gift of reading the heart seemed like a curse, but when she discovered her gift was linked to an old, Russian prophecy it changed everything. What she never questioned, though, was her own heart.

When the prophecy pulls Lilly back to Russia and demands to be fulfilled she is torn between love and loyalty. She must make the most difficult decision of her life and choose between the two. But Lilly's decision is farther reaching than even she is willing to acknowledge. It stretches from East to West - from the past to the future.

Lilly discovers there's more to the old prophecy than she realized and enemy forces are bent on stopping it from unfolding.

One thing is certain - there will be casualties. And sparing those closest to her may be impossible. While Seth attempts to shield Lilly from the truth, Nikolai reveals secrets that could change everything.

As Lilly falls into the arms of Russia she must decide: will love or loyalty reign? And can she live with the consequences? Two sides compete for Lilly's heart and she must find the answers she needs before her enemies find her.

Shield the Heart, by T.K. Richardson, is the riveting second book in the series and takes Lilly deeper into Russia's mysterious past... and her future.

DISCLAIMER: I (Sarah) have not read or reviewed this book so I am unfamiliar with the content. This post is informative only and not necessarily an endorsement. 

(**This post was part of a contest to win a Kindle Fire.  If you'd like to enter for a chance to win visit the site to find out how!)


March 4, 2012

Army Wives Kindle Fire Giveaway

If you're like me and have had your eye on a new Kindle Fire, you can head on over to Soldier's Wife Crazy Life and enter to win a Kindle from the folks at Lifetime and the show Army Wives. Head on over for a chance to win!