Surrender the Night, Surrender to Destiny Series #2   -     By: MaryLu Tyndall
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Surrender the Night, Surrender to Destiny Series #2

Barbour Books / 2011 / Paperback

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Amid the war of 1812, Baltimore farm girl Rose McGuire is rescued by the least likely of heroes--British Naval Lieutenant Alexander Reed. How will she keep this enemy officer hidden from her family and friends? Alex didn't plan on getting shot while rescuing a maiden in distress. Now at her mercy, he wonders if Rose will turn him over to the Americans or if his own troops will find him and charge him with desertion. As their attraction grows, a British invasion of Washington begins. What role will these young lovers play to change the course of history forever?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1602601666
ISBN-13: 9781602601666
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Series: Surrender to Destiny

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Publisher's Description

Step into a breathtaking novel of adventure and romance set amid the War of 1812. During an assault by an enemy sailor, timid farm girl Rose McGuire is saved by the least likely of heroes—a British Naval Lieutenant. Now that he’s wounded, she’ll have to heal as well as hide him. Alex Reed is being aided and abetted by his enemy—albeit an innocent and attractive one. But he might be doing Rose more harm than good if his presence on her farm is discovered. As their love blooms, trouble looms. Will this couple survive another British invasion?

Author Bio

MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award finalist and bestselling author of the Legacy of the Kings 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 peoples eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

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Tyndall writes with such vivid detail readers will feel a part of the action and romance as they experience a historical event they won''t soon forget. The message that God uses the unlikeliest people to carry out His plans will resonate.

I loved this book! I could not put it down. The author does a wonderful job of taking history and writing a novel that draws you in. Again I loved how she wrote about God in this book. It was so real so powerful. I also enjoyed seeing Noah and Marianne again and how they played a small role in this story as well. Again I was drawn into what the people of that time must have been feeling as their capital city was burned.


SURRENDER NIGHT by MaryLu Tyndall is an amazing inspirational Christian romance set in 1814 Baltimore,Maryland. It is the second in the "Surrender to Destiny", and can be read as a stand alone,although some of the characters return in this story...This is an inspiring story of love, family forgiveness,saving a country,finding your faith.coming to terms with your past and moving toward a future with hope,faith,peace and most of all love,a home and family.This story is for all historical romance readers and is  full of adventure and danger with romance and love. Once again this author has made a story to treasure.It is a MUST READ and a keeper.


This Tyndall novel surprised me, because it was the first of MaryLu’s books not set at sea.  While British Navel Lieutenant Alexander Reed (who we met in Surrender the Heart) played a pivotal role, the story remained firmly anchored on land.
 
The themes of seeing people for who they are, rather than for the labels that we hang on them, and of overcoming fear by trust in God despite difficult life circumstances found purchase in my life.  And who doesn’t love a romance that develops against all odds?


A description-heavy story that authentically takes you back to the second war of independence. Characters are drawn with depth and sensitivity. A story of forgiveness, trust, hope and love.

I was so engrossed in this story, I was unable to put it down. This was one of the sweetest love stories I have read (and I read many!) I am looking forward to reading the next in this series, but these books are also fine as a stand alone.

Another great book by M.L.
 
 I love how the story plays out and when the book ended I was sad I wanted more of this story. It was good seeing characters from the first book in your series and seeing where they are now and what has happened to them. Some of the secondary characters in this book really add to the story.  I cant wait for the last book in the series.  

This book is a suspense thriller as both Alex and Rose’s lives are in serious danger from the beginning.  Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it.  I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  1. NC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Lovely Historical Novel
    May 1, 2014
    A Reader
    NC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The War of 1812 is a fascinating time period in America's history. I have read very few, if any, novels set during this time that take place on American soil. MaryLu Tyndall's, "Surrender the Night", does a lovely job of capturing snapshots of the war from the soldier's perspective, as well as, that of the civilian's trials, patience, sacrifices, and some suffering.

    A fresh viewpoint in this novel is that the hero, Alexander Reed, is fighting for the British Navy! Speaking of heroes, I fell for Mr. Reed right off. My respect and admiration for him grew as the novel progressed. Alex is a gentleman that is tender, romantic, and gentle, but tough when the situation calls for it. Giving him a personality of this nature sets Alex apart from the heroes of some of MaryLu's other books. He stands out. I appreciate that, because every man isn't going to have the exact same personality as the next one.

    On the spiritual side I love the way Alexander begins to trust and follow God by learning from the godly example of the heroine's Uncle Forbes. Alex has never been around someone like him and develops a hunger for God and family. We never know who is watching us and making choices under our influence. Are we being like Jesus to those around us? This really made me think.

    Our heroine, Rose McGuire, is just loveable. I thought her affection for the various farm animals was endearing and made her unique from other ladies. Rose is brave when she needs to be, but doesn't insist on running everything her way. Even though she has faced several hurtful situations, Rose is kind, loving, and has to learn lessons in forgiveness and fighting her fears.

    I loved, loved, loved Uncle Forbes. He might even be my favorite character in the whole novel! I would love to read his story in another book some day. Rose's aunt was okay, but seemed a little clueless and strange at times. We were told how much this couple loved one another, but I didn't really feel it.

    Amelia as a supporting character that I could have gladly done without. I know she was supposed to be a companion for Rose, but she didn't seem to have any reason to be in the book. Amelia did accompany Rose a couple of times in public, but never did anything and didn't add to the story. I kept waiting for something to happen to her, good or bad, but nothing ever did. She was just an extra body taking up page space.

    The villain was unoriginal and carbon copied from other works. I thought, "Here we go again. Another unpleasant, despicable suitor to whom the heroine is forced/obliged into forming an attachment." He was simply annoying; a thorn in the side of Rose. I think a suitor that could have been taken seriously would have given more depth and plausibility to this section of the novel. He was almost, but not quite, comedic and I'm not certain if that was the intention of the author.

    A beautiful romance grows between Rose and Alex. MaryLu Tyndall does a lovely job of showing us the progression of this romantic, tender, and sometimes heart-breaking relationship.

    "Surrender the Night ‘s" climax and conclusion with the war scenes is described so authentically. I felt like I was really there.

    Reading "Surrender the Night" leaves me with a feeling of more patriotism and gratitude to all those Americans who fought to give us a free country here in the United States of America. We are so fortunate. God bless America.
  2. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    What a wonderful, adventurous read!
    October 26, 2011
    Lady Katy
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wow, what a read. This second book in the Surrender to Destiny series was such a great read! Compared to the first book, Surrender the Heart, I might just like Surrender the Night a wee bit better. Not sure why, I just found it impossible to put down! (Always an awesome sign! ;-)

    MaryLu has a wonderful talent for crafting her characters and the perilous adventures they go through. While this adventure doesn't take place on the high seas (as is MaryLu's custom), she made up for it by making this a wonderful, romantic, and adventurous landlubber read!

    My attention was easily grabbed from the very beginning and, as I said, it was just too hard to put down. I ended up staying up into the wee hours of morning, just to find out "what happens next"...which ended up meaning that I stayed up to finish the book! But even though I felt the hours of sleep I lost the other day, it was worth it!! Another awesome read by MaryLu!!
  3. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An American Farm Girl & A British 2nd Lieutenant
    October 19, 2011
    Lil Coop
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have very much enjoyed reading MaryLu Tyndall's second book "Surrender the Night" of the "Surrender to Destiny" series! Rose McGuire, an American farm girl, who has lost both of her parents at a young age due to the British heading into war against her country, now alone on her family farm with her uncle and aunt, and now having to deal with a British 2nd Lieutenant who defends her against a brutal lieutenant in the processes of getting injured. Alexander Reed, a British 2nd Lieutenant, who is at war by trying to become a better person where his own family back home will accept him, gets injured by saving Rose from a brutal lieutenant, and as he is healing he tries to keeps his true identity secret.

    After reading, "Surrender the Night", I noticed how two people of the opposing countries could really have an effect on the war. Rose is always being so nervous, and very afraid throughout the war that is going on. She does not want to venture outside her farm home area with her aunt to help others in need during the war. She is also having a hard time to trust anyone especially Alex while she treats him of his injury. Alex is trying to make up for his past back in his home country. After he recovers from Rose's treatment of his injury, he is too stubborn and won't go back to where he suppose to go. As time goes on, Rose starts to let go of her fears, and Alex starts to realize what a true family is like and is feeling more at home with Rose's family than his own. See how God works through both Rose and Alex when more trails and dangerous situations arise just as their relationship starts to grow. Just as the first book to this series, "Surrender the Night" is also filled with lots of action, adventure, drama, and a love story that makes you keep on reading to find out more and more!
  4. Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Exciting, Romantic, WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    October 16, 2011
    Broadwayphan902
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The best book of the series (at least so far!). I absolutely connected with Rose and I found her to be a very real person. Her character was wonderfully written and I admired her very much. Alex Reed was another amazing character whom I totally loved. I found myself staying up well into the night, unable to stop myself from reading and reading and reading this masterpiece! The author did a great job. All together, this was an AWESOME book and a must read!
  5. Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Breathtaking
    October 15, 2011
    princesslizzie
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the best book by MaryLu! She is such an amazing author, and gets better the more she writes. This one is so different than some of her other novels, but they never fail to touch you. I liked the way the two main characters related to each other, and how God can create friendship among the worst of enemies. I have had all my friends read it, and they all love it! Good job MaryLu

    I just finished reading this novel again and I must say that I fell in love again. The characters are so real, and so is their pain! Hard for anyone not to relate.
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