Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review: Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: Surrender the Heart
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Category:  Christian Fiction
Pub. Date: 08/01/2010 
Publisher:  Barbour Publishing, Inc. 
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  368
ISBN#: 1602601658
Series: Surrender to Destiny #1

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.
Defying his father's wishes, Noah loathes the idea of marrying a woman he finds plain and pompous. Marianne wants nothing to do with the rogue who taunted her as a child, yet she must convince him otherwise or her mother will die.
But 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 are 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:  
Having to marry to unlock her inheritance... Then a son having to prove his worth to his father... This book sent my emotions on a roller coaster ride. Some would also categorize this book as historical fiction due to some dates and references to the war. To me it was a little more as Christian fiction. 

I loved that the character's where relying on their faith and family. They also where not wanting their own lives so to speak but where thinking about others. 

The one thing I thought was that in some places the story line struggled to hold my attention. I would have to lay it down and wait till I really had time where I was completely alone in order to pick it up and get into the book. I did finish it and would in the future read another book by author MaryLu Tyndall. 

But for now I will be for the reasons above be giving this book and author a Breath of Life rating of:

 Four Clock Rating!! 

Disclosure: I did not receive the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and or review. But the Opinions are my own and yours may differ.

About the Authors:  

Award winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.   


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