28 August 2010

CFBA tour Surrender the Heart by M. L. Tyndall with giveaway

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Surrender the Heart
Barbour Publishing (August 1, 2010)

M. L. Tyndall


M. L. (MaryLu) Tyndall grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she'd only give her heart to Him completely.

She had written stories her whole life, but never had the confidence to try and get any of them published. But as God began to change her heart, He also showed her that writing had been His wonderful plan for her all along!


For the sake of her ailing mother, Marianne Denton becomes engaged to Noah Brennin---a merchantman she despises. But as the War of 1812 escalates, Jonah's ship is captured by the British, and the ill-matched couple learns vital information that could aid America's cause.

Relive the rich history of the War of 1812 through the eyes of Marianne Denton and Noah Brenin, who both long to please their families but neither one wishes to marry the other. Noah is determined to get his cargo to England before war breaks out, and Marianne is equally determined to have a wedding so that her inheritance can be unlocked and her destitute family saved. When their stubborn games get them captured by a British warship, can they escape and bring liberty to their country—and growing love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Surrender the Heart, go HERE.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book. I didn't know anything about the 1812 war so was interested in what I learnt. Also how the british navy works was an education. I loved the interaction between Marianne and Noah and the other characters. When they find themselves on the British warship we are introduced to other interesting characters who become very important to this story. I love how Mary Lu weaved this story in the style we have come to expect from her and introduced us to this time of history. Its is a great start to another great series cant wait to  the next book is out.

Give away. Thanks to MaryLu I was sent a second copy of this book which I am giving away to an Australian address. If you would like to enter for a copy of this great book leave a comment by 6pm Monday Sept 6 and a way to contact you.


Jewelz said...

This looks like a fantastic book which I'd love to read!
Please enter me :)
joyfuljewelz (at) gmail.com

Beth said...

Yes, yes YES!
I would love to win this.
You've already got my email address.

Heather Gray said...

Dear Jenny,
Thanks for this offer. I would really love to read the story as I love history.

Laetitia :-) said...

I'm always up for a free book, especially where the heroine is not a stunning beauty.

You have my contact details. :-)

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