Thursday, September 30, 2010

Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall ~ 5 stars

Surrender the Heart
MaryLu Tyndall
Surrender to Destiny series #1
Barbour Publishing
About the book:
A young mistrustful lady desperate to save her family. . .
A guilt driven man desperate to please his. . .
Both caught in the brink of a war that could change the course of history forever.

On the brink of the War of 1812, Marianne Denton must marry to unlock her inheritance. Without the money, her mother can’t receive medical care and her sister will be destitute. But Noah Brenin needs to sail his cargo to England before the war commences in order to prove his worth to his father and make enough money so he won’t have to marry at all.

When Noah walks out on their engagement party, Marianne chases him down and ends up on his merchantman out at sea. The situation worsens when Noah’s ship encounters a British man-of-war and the couple is impressed into the British navy.

While a young lad’s prophecy of destiny looms over them both, Marianne and Noah are forced to face their darkest fears as they desperately try to find a way to escape and fulfill their destinies—destinies that could change the course of the war and history forever.

My review:
This is another book to add to Tyndall’s ever growing list of fantastic books in the adventure/romance genre. This probably isn’t one of my favorites by MaryLu though, just because it lacked the spiritual warfare aspect to the story that is a unique trait of her writing. But, other than that, I thought that she did a great job with the story, characters, and everything else. If you haven’t read Tyndall’s books before, I suggest you put all her books on your TBR list. And if you are already a devoted fan, I suggest you pick this latest book up and add it to your collection of her great stories!


Renee said...

I'm not familiar with MaryLu Tyndall's books. This one looks really good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

If there's a giveaway, please enter me reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Inspired Kathy said...

MaryLu's books have been recommended to my by a couple friends. I'm going to have to check them out!

Maureen said...

I liked your review Carman! I will put her books on my mrl!
I do like stories that encompass the War of 1812...seem like my knowledge of that war is lacking. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I've never read a book in the time period of the War of 1812. Sounds interesting! Please enter me in to win.

Carman said...

Renee~ I hope you get to read her books soon, then!;) Thanks for commenting, but you have to go to the other page to enter the giveaway. :)

Inspired Kathy~ I hope you do soon! They're great. :)

Carman said...

Maureen~ Thank you! My knowledge is certainly lacking there. LOL (I'm not a history buff.) ;)

dear, anonymous~ It isn't a very common time period for romance fiction, but I'm glad Tyndall is writing about it! Sorry, but this isn't a giveaway, just a review. You've gotta to to the other page to enter. ;)

Emma said...

Surrender the Heart
sound wonderful.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Carman said...

Emma~ It is wonderful! Thanks for commenting!

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Now that I've read this review, I realize that there are o few historical fiction novels written about the war of 1812. What a great era to write about! This looks like a really interesting book!

G.R.I.T.S. said...

What a great review, I love how you were honest, and stated something you didn't like...You don't always see that in the blog world!

I can't wait to read this book!

Rae Byuel

Carman said...

Kate~ I'm glad! I think so too! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

Rae~ Thank you! I try to always be honest and "speak the truth in love" :)

Edna said...

I rally like the look of this book
Thanks you being such a great writer


Carman said...

Edna~ Do you like Tyndall's books? I love them. :)