MaryLu Tyndall can't seem to write a bad book. Each new series she pens brings fresh material and settings to life. And being a fanatic of all things Civil War, I thought I had read everything on the subject. Decidedly not so. Because this newest release explores a part of post-Civil War history I never knew.
This book kept me up into the wee hours on several occasions to see what would become of its wonderful cast of characters on their perilous journey. To say that Ms. Tyndall leaves you gripping the edge of your seat is an understatement. My recliner has claw marks in it, thanks to her superb, suspenseful writing and intriguing plot twists. And yet, Forsaken Dreams is not primarily a suspense, but a romance. And it is that romance that kept me reading to the very last page, longing and aching for the hero and the heroine to overcome the impossible odds against them and find their happily ever after.
I would give away my gently used copy but I am selfish. LOL The copy I own has a personal note written to me from the author that means a great deal to me, so alas! I cannot offer this copy to anyone. But I do have a $10 Amazon gift card that will buy someone's very own copy. Just leave your comment with your email addy, and one lucky commenter will receive this terrific book in either kindle edition or paperback, winner's choice.
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Eliza Crawford holds a secret that she prays the passengers of the New Hope never discover. An expedition to Brazil gives these displaced southerners a new chance at living the rest of their lives in peace after the bitter defeat of the Civil War. They seek a fresh start after the home they love is no longer a welcoming place, and dauntless Colonel Blake Wallace is just the man to lead them.
The war has left a toll on Blake--health, sanity, family, fortune, career. . . even his very life if they had captured and tried him as a southern war criminal. The last thing he wants is a reminder of all the North has taken from him. Smooth sailing to Brazil and the affection and care of a lovely nurse promise to heal him. Until everything is turned upside down.
Once again, the plot, characters, and rich writing of this author held me in their charms to the very last satisfied sigh. The spiritual elements create tension, sometimes spine tingling, and always ring true. Subplots and minor characters set up story questions for sequels, and make me want to know what becomes of them all. I am so glad I will not have to bid a permanent adieu to these heart-stealing people.
Giveaway ends Friday, April 5 8PM Eastern. Good luck!