Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Surrender the Night

Surrender the Night by MaryLu Tyndall
Genre: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pages: 320 (Ereader)
Source: Netgalley

From Goodreads:
Step into a breathtaking novel of adventure and romance set amid the War of 1812. During an assault by an enemy sailor, timid farm girl Rose McGuire is saved by the least likely of heroes—a British Naval Lieutenant.Now that he’s wounded, she’ll have to heal as well as hide him. Alex Reed is being aided and abetted by his enemy—albeit an innocent and attractive one. But he might be doing Rose more harm than good if his presence on her farm is discovered. As their love blooms, trouble looms. Will this couple survive another British invasion?

My Rating:

My Review:

An endearing story set in historical Baltimore.  A young American nation attmepts to fight for its freedom from the British.  Rose is a young caring woman who suffers from horrible memories and the loss of both her mother and father.  In contrast, Alex is a British officer yearning to earn the love and respect of a family, that doesn't accept him.  He must decide whether honor in the British navy or love is the most important goal in his life.  Both Alex and Rose question whether there is a God and whether God has abandoned them.

I enjoyed this story.  It was simple, easy to follow, and had a good message.  The pacing was slower than I would have liked but it meant the romance between Alex and Rose was very well-developed.  It also had a Romeo & Juliet type feel to it.  All in all, a nice easy read for all ages.
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