Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Surrender the Dawn by MaryLu Tyndall

Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis from the Publisher:
You’ll be gasping for air in this seafaring romance by popular author and Christy Award nominee MaryLu Tyndall. Baltimore’s Cassandra Channing will do anything to provide for her family—even if it means hiring the town rogue as a privateer. Luke Heaton is a handsome rake with a tortured past who is blackmailed by the British into selling supplies to their ships just off the coast. Cassandra and Luke’s worlds collide as they are drawn into danger, secrets, romance, and war. But when the British begin to bombard Fort McHenry, how long can they protect their love—and each other?

Review:  With her third installment in the Surrender to Destiny series, MaryLu Tyndall has once again delivered a novel that is packed with just the right mix of adventure, suspense, and romance.  In Surrender the Dawn, MaryLu Tyndall focuses on the headstrong and independent Cassandra Channing and the charming, but rebellious, Luke Heaton.  Through vivid descriptions and strong characterization, Tyndall has a true talent for bringing these characters to life and pulling her readers into the action.  I enjoyed the sassy dialogue and tension between Cassandra and Luke as their relationship developed.  The secondary characters, which included Luke's younger brother, Cassandra's siblings and Dexter the dog, added both light-hearted and heart-tugging moments to the story. Danger always lurks just beneath the surface, and both Luke and Cassandra must learn to "surrender the dawn" to successfully navigate during these turbulent times.

I always love reading Tyndall's books; and since they are set on the coast, I find them to be perfect summer reads.  I highly recommend Surrender the Dawn; and if you have not had a chance to read any of her other books, please pick up a copy.  You will not be disappointed!  

Here is a link to MaryLu Tyndall's website: http://www.marylutyndall.com/

I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from NetGalley, courtesy of Barbour Publishers.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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