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Wednesday, August 4, 2010


MaryLu Tyndall has become well known for her exciting seafaring adventures. Her latest, Surrender the Heart, does not disappoint.

Surrender the Sea has plenty of adventure--imagine Americans pressed into service aboard a British ship during the War of 1812! Romance does not disappoint, either, when Marianne Denton accidentally goes to sea and ends up falling in love with the man she most despises.

But the most memorable part of the book for me came in its dedication: To everyone who has ever felt ordinary.

Does that resonate with you the way it does for me? I tell close friends that I often feel invisible (ever make a comment or ask a question on a writers loop that goes totally unnoticed?) Oh, yes, I know what it feels like to feel ordinary. So does Marianne, the heroine of Surrender the Heart. She's not sure she believes God cares any more, not after her father's death, and she certainly doesn't believe He has special plans for her. I thrilled along with her as God unveiled His purpose for her life.

I highly recommend Surrender the Heart to everyone out there who feels ordinary--and even if you already know that you matter!

Marylu will be giving away a copy of Surrender the Heart this month. Leave a comment on any (and all) posts throughout the month for your chance to win a copy.


karenk said...

a great posting...i, too, enjoy marylu's novels :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Kels said...

Marylu is my favorite author! reading any other books im left disappointed now because im so spoiled by Marylu's amazing writing. she truly captivates me by her story lines and truly incredible characters I fall in love with. with plenty of romance and adventure blended together perfectly. I have read everyone of her books more than once and am blessed each time :) they are anointed...

Debbie Mitchell said...

I am a huge ML Tyndall fan. I own all of her novels and have read them more than once. I am definitely in the drawing!

pwnmom said...

Love MaryLu's Books!! Thanks for the review!

Melanie said...

MaryLu's novels are absolutely amazing. She never disappoints, and no matter what she pulls you in, and you can't stop till you finish.

Melanie Isaac
christianworship at live dot com

jackie777 said...

I am posting for my mom she is a huge ML Tyndall fan and I would love to win a book for her.

Merry said...

I can relate to Marianne, I come from a family of extraordinary siblings and I'm just me, a regular person. I love MaryLu's books, they take me away to amazing adventures.

Leah said...

I love Mary Lu's books!
I cant wait to read this one.
It looks so good.
thanks for the chance to win!

Maureen said...

Wow! Another chance to win....please enter me!

Maureen said...

I would really love to read this book!


barbjan10 said...

All of Marulu's books in the "Surrender" series sound fascinating. The 1800's are one of my favorite historical periods and I enjoy reading any writing that brings me closer to the Lord. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

Grace & Joy in Christ,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com