Saturday, March 19, 2011
SURRENDER THE NIGHT by MaryLu Tyndall
Rose McGuire lived in fear because of the things that had happened to her. After losing her parents and being attacked she is now living with her aunt and uncle. During the War of 1812 when the British soldiers invade Baltimore, Rose finds herself alone on her family farm when a heartless lieutenant finds her and begins to assault her. Enter British Lieutenant Alexander Reed who saves her from her fate but finds himself shot in the process as well as killing his commanding officer. Though Rose hates the British for all the things they've done she shows mercy to Alex by hiding him and tending his wound. Should she be found out her whole family could be executed. Slowly she begins to see that Alex is not like the rest of the British soldiers. He stirs something inside her like no one ever has. She seems to feel safe when she's around him. Rose has a suitor though who wants her land and her and will stop at nothing to gain what he wants. What will happen if he should find out that she's helping the enemy?
Surrender the Night is one of those stories that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go until you turn the last page. MaryLu does a fantastic job of bringing history to life. She made me feel like I was right there in the midst of war asking myself the whole time, "How would I have handled that?". I really liked our lead couple. I could easily relate to Rose. Alex was an excellent hero. You really felt the anxiety in both Alex and Rose as they each dealt with many emotions. I love what I felt was the theme of the story which was 'nothing is impossible with God'. We see the characters struggle with the same issues we struggle with today. Trusting God with what seems to be impossible. It was also great to see Noah and Marianne again as well as Luke Heaton and some other favorites from Surrender the Heart. I highly recommend Surrender the Night. Looking forward to Surrender the Dawn. Great job as always MaryLu! A thank you goes to the author for providing me this copy for my review in exchange for my honest opinion.