Monday, August 08, 2011

Surrender the Dawn

"Surrender the Dawn"
MaryLu Tyndall
Surrender to Destiny - Book Three

An Upper Crust Lady Desperate to Save Her Family...  A Nefarious Town Rogue 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 an 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 up in a 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.



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My Review

Finally read the last book in "Surrender to Destiny" series "Surrender the Dawn", MaryLu Tyndall has brought this book to a fantastic thrilling end! Cassandra Channing, a determined woman, who tries to find a way to support her family without marriage, though finds it extremely hard for a woman as herself to hire a privateer, to only finds herself she hires the town rogue. Luke Heaton, the town rogue, who spends his time drinking and gambling, because he carries around an enormous guilt from his past which feeds into his insecurities and traps him in a cycle of uneasiness, that is until Cassandra walks into his life.

Reading through "Surrender the Dawn" this books showed me between two characters how one did not believe anymore that God existed and with the other that God basically left like a few other family members left. Luke has grown up through life with nothing going right for him. His parent's died by Indians burning their home down of who they ministered to, though him and his younger brother made it out of the home. Now tending to his brother who has a disease called Rickets, which crippled the boy. Luke doesn't blame God for all that has happen, just can't believe He exists in a world he is living. Cassandra has grew up in a family where her parents were unhappy in their marriage leaving her to run wild as she pleased. She became independent with a hint of temper and rebellion within herself. When her father now long dead and her brothers off fighting in a war, she felt it was her duty to take care of her family. She starts to feel abandoned by her father and brothers, which she puts blame on God, which she feels He has left her as well. Read and see how God works through the two lives and their relationship grows. How Luke just didn't see how God could help him through his life, that you can't do things on your own strength, and with Cassandra that God never abandoned her, that she just needed to allow Him to guide her through life. Plus this book is filled with lots of action, adventure, drama, and a love story that truly made me want to keep reading more to see what happened next!