Surrender the Dawn by MaryLu Tyndall ~ Book Review

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 MaryLu Tyndall does not disappoint the reader with, Surrender the Dawn.  It  is the third and final book in the Surrender to Destiny series. I just loved the historical setting, the adventure and the characters in this novel.  I was drawn into the story from the first page.  The female main character is  strong willed and  knows what she wants until she finds herself in love with a drunk.  The male main character finds that he has strength beyond his imagination when it comes down to the test.  He is excellent with a sword and gives the reader the feeling that he is worth saving from himself.  I love the way one adventure leads to another.  There is not one dull page in this novel.


Even though this is the third in the Surrender to Destiny series, it stands on its own.  The reader does not need to read the first two books in the series to know what is going on.  Although once the reader is finished Surrender the Dawn, they will hunger for the other two books in the series.

I was first introduced to this author by a friend on Gather. As history buff, I was drawn to this author by the fact that her books are historical fiction. As a Christian, I drawn to this authors because her books have a bit of romance written from a Christian viewpoint. I stayed a loyal reader of this author because I loved her style of writing as well as the intriguing stories she told.

Although this book may be considered a romance book as well as historical fiction, it is not your normal harlequin kind of romance. It is real life kind of romance. It is romance with ups and downs and confusion. Real life kinda romance. The kind that is slow coming and slower for the two involved to realize they love each other.


I rate this book a 5 Star and recommend it to anyone who loves a good historical fiction romance book without all the sex that is in many romance books.


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MaryLu Tyndall has been writing for over twenty years. She lives in California with her husband, six children, and four cats.


You can read more about MaryLu and her books at her website, her blog or on Facebook. If you do a search for this author’s books, you will find that some of them are written by M. L. Tyndall instead of MaryLu Tyndall.


An upper crust lady desperate to save her family…

A nefarious town rouge blackmailed into selling out his country . . .

And the destiny that awaits them both amid the War of 1812.

When the War of 1812 robs Cassandra Channing of her father and brothers, she must find a way to support her mother and younger siblings without being forced to marry a man she does not love.  Determined to remain independent, she hires a privateer, captained by the town rogue.

Tortured by guilt over his parents death, Luke Heaton spends his time drinking and gambling.  When Cassandra offers him enough money to fix  up his ship, he sees and opportunity to redeem his reputation and help the lady he has loved from afar.  Things go well until the British blackmail him into selling supplies to their ships.  Still Luke cannot allow Cassandra’s family to be tossed on the streets.

When Cassandra begins to suspect Luke’s nefarious activities, she is heartbroken.  Hoping to prove her suspicions wrong, she sets out to catch him in the act.  But what she doesn’t expect is to get caught in ta massive British invasion… and one of the most decisive battles of the war where lives, liberty, and the future of a nation are at stake.



  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Books; Original edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602601674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602601673
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inches


This book is available many different places online such as  or Amazon.  It is available in eBook form as well. It is cheaper at Christian Book than Amazon.


DISCLAIMER:   I did receive this book from the author.  This fact, however, had no bearing, what-so-ever on my review.  I give honest reviews.

About the Author ()

I am just a simple country gal. I have been married to my best friend for over 34 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Son In Laws and four grandchildren. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them dearly. I love life to the fullest.

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