Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Story Time . . . SURRENDER THE NIGHT by MaryLu Tyndall

Rose has all she needs on her farm outside Baltimore. Her pigs, her cows, her chickens . . . and an escape from the  rest of the world. She has lost so much, she fears so much--but surely here she is safe.

Alexander Reed knows well that his only chance at redemption in the eyes of his family lies with finding glory in the British navy. But when a dastardly fellow officer makes to attack yet another American girl on yet another farm, solely because she is American, decency demands that Alex take action. Unfortunately, he gets injured for his trouble.

Rose has no idea what to do when she's faced with being saved by a now-hurt British soldier. On the one hand, he saved her life. But on the other, he's British? What's she to do with this handsome officer? If she helps him, she could be hanged for treason.  But if she doesn't, what kind of person would she be?

Surrounded by war and prejudice on both sides of the battle, threatened with the attention of a distasteful suitor who will use anything in his power to make Rose--and her farm--his, and faced with the ultimate decisions of faith and loyalty, Rose and Alex must find their own course in a time of treachery . . . before all they love is destroyed.

Can I just say I LOVED this book? I loved this book! It was heart-thudding romance, it was excitement in war, it had the star-crossed lovers vibe, and it was, as MaryLu's books always are, a test of faith that shows us the power of our prayers when all is at its worse.

I not only enjoyed this awesome historical novel, I also learned some incredibly interesting facts about the War of 1812 that I hadn't known, especially concerning the burning of Washington, D.C.  Given the setting and characters, this one wasn't quite as adventurous as the first book in the series, but it was a page-turning read that I had serious trouble putting down.

Lovers of historical romance won't want to miss this one!

*This book was provided to me free of charge


  1. Super strong cover too. Great pick! :O)

  2. As Diane said, the cover is gorgeous!! And what fantastic tension! Can't wait to read it:)

  3. I will definitely check this out. Thanks for the recommendations, Roseanna.