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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Book Review - "Surrender the Night" By MaryLu Tyndall

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

#christianromance, #christianfiction #historicalchristianfiction

Book Description

A Pampered British Lieutenant Falls for a Lowly Baltimore Farm Girl 

Step into a breathtaking novel of adventure and romance set amid the War of 1812. During an assault by an enemy sailor, timid farm girl Rose McGuire is saved by the least likely of heroes—a British Naval Lieutenant. Now that he’s wounded, she’ll have to heal as well as hide him. Alex Reed is being aided and abetted by his enemy—albeit an innocent and attractive one. But he might be doing Rose more harm than good if his presence on her farm is discovered. As their love blooms, trouble looms. Will this couple survive another British invasion?

My Review
Tyndall creates a compelling story line with tantalizing characters facing the same fears and heart rendering circumstances that our ancestors faced in the War of 1812. With a heart-warming romance between two people born opposing each other, Rose and Alex must risk everything to trust and save each other. Both are forced to deal with their weakened faith from a history of pain and letdowns that have become stumbling blocks to growing their relationship with the Lord. I liked the fact that these two characters didn't trust easy and they questioned God from past experiences that shaped their view of Him. These are the real struggles we face in life and it was refreshing to read about a realistic situation in a work of fiction. The historical details are very accurate and brings the story to life as if you can imagine being there in that place and time in history. This is one of the things I love about MaryLu's writing. 

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