Abandoned Memories, Escape to Paradise Series #3   -     By: MaryLu Tyndall
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Running from the law and a wanton past, Angeline Moore seeks a fresh start in the Confederate colony of New Hope, Brazil. James Callaway longs to create a godly city free of immoral women. But will a unique discovery, strange disasters, and haunting visions lead them to realize their involvement in a divine purpose?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1616265981
ISBN-13: 9781616265984
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Series: Escape to Paradise

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In MaryLu Tyndall’s stunning conclusion to her Escape from Paradise series, Angeline Moore longs to make a fresh start in the Confederate colony of New Hope, Brazil. James Callaway longs to create a city free from immoral women who caused his failure as a preacher. But a series of strange happenings soon lead the colonists to believe they have been brought to this place for a divine purpose.

Escape to Paradise Series:
Book 1 - Forsaken Dreams
Book 2 - Elusive Hope
Book 3 - Abandoned Memories - July 2014

Author Bio

MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award finalist and bestselling author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series, is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on the California coast with her husband, six kids, and four cats. Her passion is to write page-turning, romantic adventures that not only entertain but open people's eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

Editorial Reviews

MaryLu Tyndall pulls out all the stops in this sweeping conclusion to her epic series! Plenty of adventures and danger lurk within the pages but as the colonists battle the elements and struggle to build and rebuild their community, it appears that something more sinister and unseen may be at work. Tyndall's depth of character development, her multi-faceted plot, and her flair for romantic tension kept me breathlessly turning pages while the underlying spiritual message was thought-provoking. This book--and the whole series--would make an incredible movie.

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  1. Vickie McDonough
    OK
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Supernatural adventure at its best!
    July 21, 2014
    Vickie McDonough
    OK
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What was supposed to have been a new life in a beautiful, tropical land has turned into one disaster after another and a struggle for survival. Pirates, strange visions, and dangerous creatures make life difficult for the Confederates who fled America in hope of a new life in Brazil. In a strange twist of fate, key colonists discover their lives have been intricately linked in the past. Secrets will be revealed, and love challenged. Will past wounds be forgiven, or will all be lost? Abandoned Memories is a supernatural adventure with a final battle that is sure to raise goosebumps on your arms and will have you locking the doors and turning on the lights.
  2. Stacey
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Terrific Adventure from MaryLu Tyndall!
    July 18, 2014
    Stacey
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MaryLu Tyndall's latest offering in the Escape to Paradise series, "Abandoned Memories", is the third book chronicling the second chance taken by a shipload of passengers hoping for a better life in Brazil. The settings are lush and exotic. The characters are fleshy and authentic. The physical and spiritual battles they face are even more real! More than once, these novels have confronted me about something that needed changing in my own life. This is not just entertainment - these are life-changing reads!

    As I watched the characters develop from my armchair, I became frustrated with where I thought our leading lady was heading. I should have trusted MaryLu Tyndall not to develop a clichéd plotline! I was tempted to give up reading but I'm so glad I didn't. This is an incredible story with lots of dramatic twists and excitement.
  3. KGD history teacher
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Exciting Conclusion
    July 11, 2014
    KGD history teacher
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    For this exciting conclusion to the Escape to Paradise series, Marylu Tyndall focuses on the theme of redemption and forgiveness. The former Southerners who are now colonists in the jungles of Brazil seek to establish a Utopia after the end of the Civil War. They have worked to build huts, plant crops, and make new lives for themselves. Disaster after disaster begins to hit them. From torrential rains to army ants to fire and earthquakes, these events are destroying their colony and their will to remain in Brazil. Colonists are seeing visions of people who are not there. But what is causing these calamities? James, the pastor/doctor believes that they have their source in evil and destruction. How can they put a stop to this before they are all destroyed? Additionally, there are the pirates who have heard tales of fabulous gold in the area. Who will be their protection?

    The two main characters of this book are Angelina who is trying to leave behind her past of prostitution and murder and James, the pastor/doctor. She keeps everyone, especially men, at arm's length, not wanting to be hurt again. James is seeking to leave his dissolute life behind, believing that it was the result of others tempting him to go astray. They both learn that "where imperfection lives, grace abounds."

    Having read the two previous books, I was prepared for the events which took place. This is not a stand alone book. To best appreciate Abandoned Memories, you need to have read Forsaken Dreams and Elusive Hope. The author makes a strong statement about the presence of evil in the world and the power believers have over it.

    I received a copy of this book from the Bookclub Network for my honest opinion.
  4. SusanP
    Michigan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Action packed, intrigue and mystery~!
    July 9, 2014
    SusanP
    Michigan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MaryLu Tyndall knocks it out of the park with this third book in the Escape to Paradise series. A deeply moving and thrilling tale of two people trying to start new lives far away from their horrible pasts. The evil that lurks in the Brazil jungle makes that impossible and forces them to confront their pasts and realize they need God to forgive and move on. The characters are all so deep and real that you feel pain and fear along with them. Beautifully written and flowing, this story holds on to you until the very last page. I could NOT put it down!! It is action packed and a thrilling storyline!
  5. MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Abandoned Memories by MaryLu Tyndall
    July 9, 2014
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Abandoned Memories, Escape to Paradise book 3***** by MaryLu Tyndall

    Abandoned Memories takes us back to New Hope colony in Brazil. This is Angeline Moore and James Callaway's story. As with all the residents of New Hope, they both seek new beginnings in this new community. Angeline is struggling with her past, trying to keep it secret from everyone in the community, certain that if they knew her past her new friends would snub her. However, it seems her past has followed her, one of her "old customers" is here in New Hope. Will he recognize her and will he spread her dark secret around?

    James comes to New Hope with a shattered past; seems he has failed at most things including being a preacher and a doctor. Since the war and his great fear of blood, he gave up on being a doctor. But is now a preacher, although a poor one in his eyes. Hoping to keep past failures in the past, he strives to be the spiritual leader this new community needs.

    Starting a new community takes a lot of work and dedication, working long hours each day. Just when it looks like they will make it in this strange country, bizarre things begin to happen. Disturbing visions from dead family and friends which seem very real. An ancient temple is discovered which lead to crypts and an archaic Hebrew book which hold clues to the strange happenings. Disaster after disaster threaten to wipe out all they have accomplished in establishing a community, forcing them to start over. Evil lurks in the dark, waiting for the right time to strike and they find themselves in a spiritual battle. If that is not enough, pirates hold them captive on the beach as they hunt for hidden gold treasure in the very crypts where this evil has been released from.

    Is there hope for New Hope, even the world, to survive this evil? Placing their trust in God, can their faith and prayers help contain this evil? As their spiritual leader, can James guide them in this spiritual warfare and win against such evil? What of Angeline and James, what does God have planned for them? Can they forgive their pasts, opening their hearts to the love they have for each other?

    Abandoned Memories is a great finish to this series. The characters learned much of themselves and each other during their struggle to create a new colony. They must learn to forgive, not only themselves but those who live there as well. Trusting others is important as is trusting God. Even as trials and struggles like they have never experienced come at them from all directions, their faith grows. I love the way MaryLu's characters are realistic, even showing their flaws and how the past can be forgiven. Greed, forgiveness, love, faith and grace flow throughout the story. This story is captivating and draws you into the characters lives.

    ~~I received a copy of this book for my review~~
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