Friday, March 1, 2013

Forsaken Dreams, a review

Embark on a seafaring adventure in a brand-new series from bestselling author MaryLu Tyndall. After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret—and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But will dangers from the sea and from man keep them from the peace and love they long for?

With each book written, MaryLu Tyndall is unceasing with the way she develops such fascinating characters and a whirlwind of adventure. I've loved every novel of hers so far, and this most recent most of all. Eliza Crawford is a deep, long lasting heroine who has secrets to hide during the passage. She meets a man who seems to gather feelings for her in time. But, as the voyage continues to Brazil, will her other secret come to light? What other obstacles will Eliza need to overcome before her fresh start? Beyond the characters, however, Tyndall intertwines a spiritual depth and storyline that I greatly appreciated, as it is a unique aspect in books these days. Rebuilding after a war, fleeing one life for another, taking risk after risk....this is a page-turning, faith filled story that will not remain on your shelf very long- for it will be one to gather in your hands to read its exceptional words, over and over again. Thank you to Net Galley for the complimentary copy in return for an honest review.

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