Thursday, June 23, 2011

Surrender the Dawn

MaryLu Tyndall
Historical Romance
Christian Romance
Book 3 of Surrender to Destiny Series

"How could I forget? Apparently I am also a sot."

Cassandra has one last hope to support her mother and sisters since the war has left them alone.  Invest in a privateer.  It's that or consider the offer of the uptight newspaper publisher.  The problem is, no one is willing to work with a woman.  No one except the town rogue - Luke Heaton.  Luke has his own demons to battle, but with the trust of Miss Channing, perhaps he can prove that he won't always let people down.  As they work with an unlikely partnership, they encounter dangers they hadn't counted on - insistent beaus, vengeful men, a ruffian crew, kidnapping.....and perhaps falling in love?

My Opinion: As usual I picked up the last book in a series without reading the earlier ones, but it wasn't hard to follow.  Set during the war of 1812, there is plenty of room for adventure, danger and excitement.  Luke is a fabulous character and shows nice depth of personality and emotion.  Cassandra is a little childish but a good, strong character even if you occasionally want to strangle her.  Side characters, some of whom are obviously featured in earlier books, fill in the story nicely although there are a few side plots that I wasn't happy with their resolution or lack thereof.  The Christian slant is sometimes a bit overbearing and in my opinion takes on too much resolution, it still fits well and is persistent without being preachy.  All in all it was a great historical adventure that rallied up my patriotism a bit, just in time for the upcoming 4th of July!  I have a feeling that the other books would be just as fun.


  1. I've read a couple of her books and enjoyed them. I will have to give this one a try!

  2. Came across your review over on goodreads. I also have a blog where I review clean romance so its nice to find other bloggers who do the same! I will be checking back for sure. :) Have a great day.



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