Sunday, July 17, 2011

Surrender the Dawn by MaryLu Tyndall

5 out of 5 stars
Cassandra Channing's determination to save her family from destitution sends her on a near impossible quest. The war of 1812 presents the unique opportunity to invest in a privateer--yet no man is willing to submit himself to a woman investor.  
     The town rake, Luke Heaton, isn't the most reputable. With only a broken sea vessel that will cost far too much to repair, and no one willing to take a chance on him, he knows his luck is short. When the beautiful Miss Channing offers to invest in him, he knows he can't turn the opportunity down. Is it possible she could be the answer to his deepest desire--a new start? 
        As Luke and Cassandra work together, an undeniable attraction pulls them closer together. When it finally seems as though Luke may have his new start, the British blackmail him into selling to them and betraying his country, risking everything he holds dear.

Once more MaryLu Tyndall takes readers on an epic sea adventure filled with danger and heart-stopping romance. In this satisfying conclusion to the Surrender to Destiny Series, readers will find themselves engaged in this thrilling and unique story. Through detailed and vivid description, Tyndall breaths life into the War of 1812.

From the fist page, I couldn't put it down. Filled with brilliant writing and determined characters, I hung on every word, desperate to know what would happen next. Mrs. Tyndall is a talented writer who captures the thrill of a high-sea adventure and awakens the sea-lover within (Yes, even me--and I hate the sea!).

A word of warning however: this book is not a continued progression to Surrender the Night (#2). Since Surrender the Night is a continuation to Surrender the Heart (#1), I naturally expected the third to progress in time. I found myself a bit baffled at first, when I began to read about events that I could have sworn had taken place in the last novel. Turns out they had taken place. Rather than progress with the series timeline, this novel backtracks a bit as it shifts some of the events that took place in the last story to the view point of our new characters. This only happens toward the end of the novel, though. I personally found it intriguing and clever, though some may find it baffling. If you keep this mind, the story will seem uninterrupted.

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Trailer for Surrender the Dawn


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