The professional endorsement on the cover of MaryLu Tyndall’s latest novel reads, “Swashbuckling, swordplay and sweetness.” There isn’t a whole lot to add to that, but I will try.
I can always expect one of three things when I read a Tyndall novel: action/adventure, romance, faith and the sea. Okay, so of course that last one was thrown in there for fun more than anything.
But it is true. The story is crafted in such a way that the faith element is very organic to the story. It isn’t slapped on at the end or left for the reader to wonder, it is an intricate part of the story that never preaches, but always ministers.
Tyndall knows how to craft the rogue hero and I will admit to being partial to her “bad boy” hero types. I think her heroines gravitate there as well. The tension and chemistry in the romantic scenes is enough to soothe the heart of any hopeless romantic. And the “Surrender the Dawn” is not be found without the action of the sea, and the adventures of a privateer against the backdrop of the War of 1812.
From stem to stern, this book was enjoyable, a great read and a welcome diversion. Tyndall has crafted such a niche for herself and a voice in this genre, that I don’t see her going anywhere anytime soon. And may there be mutiny if she does!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for providing my copy as an influencer.