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.