Abandoned Memories by MaryLu Tyndall is Book 3 in the Escape to Paradise Series. It is definitely a stand alone book, but I highly recommend reading Book 1 & 2 first, you won't be disappointed!
I could not put the book down once I started it...and I most certainly did not want it to end--the recipe for an amazing book.
As the third book in the Escape to Paradise series, this book continues the story of the same characters, bringing to the forefront Angeline Moore and James Callaway, both of whom have dark pasts of their own, who leave the South for Brazil after losing the Civil War...in hopes of a better life. As if the characters and wild jungles are not enough, there are also powerfully evil forces set on destroying the fledgling community and unleashing evil throughout the earth.
If you are looking for action, adventure, mysteries, romance, and good triumphing over evil, this is the most definitely the book you must read. The characters are very likable and very well written, Ms. Tyndall has an amazing way of making you feel as though you are living the book along with the characters. Mary Tyndall is one of my favorites and I look forward to the next adventure!
I was given this book by bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review.
Abandoned Memories is the third book in Tyndall's series, "Escape to Paradise". This book does an excellent job of weaving the whole series together. There are many different story lines going on in this series because each of the characters seem to have some kind of past that they would like to a escape from as the series title suggests. However, this new settlement may not be the "paradise" that these individuals are looking for.
Throughout this book, and the entire series, the characters struggle in real life situations. They want to be free from their past, but something is holding on to them.
In Abandoned Memories, the story reaches the climax and each character we have met must come together and work together to face their past, present, and possibly their future in the new town. But the question remains, will their past hold them back or will it make them stronger in order to face their current trials?
I thoroughly enjoyed the ending of this series, Tyndall does such a marvelous job of tying all the books together. I have to say when you get to the epilogue, you will have enjoyed all three books from start to finish, and there is quite the finishing touch. Make sure you read all the way to end, for the last few chapters and the aforementioned epilogue were my favorites!
A darkness seems to have taken a hold on colony of New Hope. A darkness that is bringing visions - visions that are memories from the past - memories of pain and shame.
Abandoned Memories is the final book in the Escape to Paradise series and everything is about to culminate as the colonists must face their pasts and the secrets they are keeping. Because until they confront their pasts and accept God's forgiveness they will not survive what is to come.
Not to give away too much this is an interesting story which is a mix of genres. There is romance, history, and a touch of the supernatural that blends into an engaging and intriguing story.
This book focuses mainly on the back stories of Angeline Moore and James Gallaway. And as the story progresses we see how the lives of the six main characters of this series are intertwined in ways that they never knew nor suspected.
If you want to just escape within the pages of a book you just might want to pick up Abandoned Memories. It will make for a great weekend getaway.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through BookFun/TBCN in exchange for my honest review.
Book three in the Escape to Paradise series is the best conclusion to a trilogy a reader could ever want. James and Angeline finally get their story. We learn why James cant stand the sight of blood and why Angeline had to leave America. The war against slavery has ended and a group of southerners has left America and are seeking refuge in Brazil, hoping to establish a new colony there that reflects the home they knew and loved. The settlement they have begun has been named New Hope, but the settlers have met with nothing but disaster after disaster. After stumbling on an old temple that seems to be haunted by evil spirits, the colonists are left to decipher the hidden messages within and hope that by conquering the evil inside, they can truly flourish in their new community. Throughout all of the trials they encounter, Angeline and James fight their growing love for each other. Both, because they are running from their pasts and think they are an inadequate partner for the other. It is only with Gods love and amazing power that the colonists are able to maintain their faith and persevere. It is a powerful ending to an amazing trifecta.