Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thoroughly Enjoyable Tale! ~ Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall ~ Review

A tale of romance, intrigue and God’s truth on the high seas.
The story has a hint of the “Lord of the Flies” simply because our characters are heading for a Utopian promise only to collide against everything *they* believe should be right. But the similarities end there.
    The story captured me within the first chapter. It flipped between past and present and I loved the retrospective style of the chapter crafting. It was always very clear which present I was in, but it gave a delightful flavor to the novel that worked so well.
Since the very beginning of Tyndall’s career she has set her books on the seas. Her most recent releases though have been landlubbers, and I have to say it’s great to be back on the open sea. It’s the only way you’re going to get me out there, so as I sailed around the coast with the crew of characters I was taken into a completely different time and place.
   Our characters have to come to a new faith and every moment of their journey felt nothing but authentic. The romance was sweet and enticed me to return to the pages over and over again.
A captivating story. Characters that grip your heart to an ending that simply made me sigh in delight. It’s that kind of historical novel that will only get better with subsequent readings. And left opened just enough to have this reader chomping for book #2!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy to review.

More about the novel....

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?


  1. I got this book when it was free for a bit on Kindle, and am looking forward to reading it! All I lack now is the time. But! It's top of my urgent-Kindle-reads list, sooo...hopefully... :)

    1. It's definitely an urgent, get too it as soon as you can read. Very good!

  2. The cover is one of the most striking I've seen. Sounds fascinating.

    1. It is a beautiful cover! Have you seen her second release about this's cover? Just as beautiful!

  3. Oh, GREAT review, Case -- this was my FAVE of all of MaryLu's books, and MaryLu is one of my TOP FAVES in the Christian market. EXCELLENT BOOK!!!


    1. It was excellent! I'm really eager to see what she does with part II of this story. :)

  4. I agree with Jan, the cover is very enticing, and your review makes me want to grab a copy. I have become a lover of stories set on the high seas ever since I read the True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Always adventure on the seas:)

  5. I want this book really bad. Learned something new about our country. Maxie Anderson

  6. Love the cover also and would love to win this book!
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