Thursday, April 28, 2011

MaryLu Tyndall's Surrender the Night ~ Reviewed

Surrender the Night (Surrender to Destiny) [Paperback]
MaryLu Tyndall (Author)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781602601666

Review by Michelle Griep

When British soldiers invade Baltimore amid the war of 1812, Rose McGuire, alone on her family farm, is easy prey for a brutal lieutenant. In the midst of the attack, she’s saved by British 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Reed. Will she now have to heal, as well as hide, this wounded enemy soldier?

Alex hadn’t meant to kill his superior or get shot in the process. Now badly wounded, he’s at the mercy of this tomboy who obviously hates him. Can he trust her, or will she turn him over to the Americans?

Author M.L. Tyndall scores another win with this second book in the Surrender to Destiny series. Once again she leads the reader through a high-stakes historical adventure filled with plenty of intrigue, romance and Biblical truths.

My favorite character was Lt. Alexander Reed. Besides his drop-dead good looks—which are accentuated to the fullest in scenes where he chops wood shirtless and rides a horse bareback—he’s a man of deep convictions. And by the end of the story, becomes a man of stalwart faith.

This book is full of tidbits even a historical buff like me didn’t realize. Some may not remember that the British actually burned Washington DC, but what I didn’t know was why the British ended up leaving the following day. You’ll have to read Surrender the Night to find out via story format what really did happen.

Good thing this is a trilogy. I look forward to the continuing adventure and U.S. history lesson when M.L. Tyndall releases the next book in the Surrender to Destiny series.

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