Reviewed by Vickie McDonough
Surrender the Night by MaryLu Tyndall
An intriguing, soul-stirring tale of an unlikely romance.
The son of a British Viscount, Second Lieutenant Alex Reed, is tired of raiding the farms of the poor colonists, but he's especially disgusted with his fellow mates heinous abuse of the women. The straw breaks when he and a mate get separated from the others, and his friend finds one last woman to ravish. When the beautiful farm girl pleads for Alex's help, something in him snaps. A minute later, the woman is saved, Alex has been badly shot, and his fellow sailor dead.
Rose is stunned at the night's events. Is she committing treason for harboring the severely wounded British officer in her barn? If not for the man saving her life, he'd be gone or dead too. She fears even getting near the man her country is at war with--the very same people who killed her father. She must push past her fears and help him only because he saved her from her worst fear. And once he is well enough, he must leave.
So begins the wonderful tale of Surrender the Night. The heart of the story is about a man raised in the British aristocracy who holds nothing but contempt for the ignorant colonialist who are causing so much trouble for Britain. They are nothing but pesky flies. Rose is a young woman who has lost much and is timid and afraid to do anything but tend her beloved farm animals. But when Rose and Alex are together, sparks fly, and animosity soon turns to attraction. Neither has ever been truly loved, is it possible to find something as precious as true love amidst of war? Or will Alex's presence bring a whole different kind of danger to Rose? When the British move on Washington during the War of 1812, Rose and Alex are tossed into a calamity of events that could well leave one--or both--branded as spies.
Don't miss SURRENDER THE NIGHT--a fabulous tale of faith in difficult
times and forbidden love during one of our country's darkest times.
Vickie McDonough is an award-winning inspirational romance author. She has written four Heartsong novels and five novellas. Her stories have placed first in several prestigious contests, such as the ACFW Noble Theme, the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest, and the Texas Gold contest. She has also written books reviews for nearly five years and enjoys mentoring new writers. Vickie is a wife of thirty-one years, mother to four sons, and a new grandma. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and traveling. Vickie loves hearing from her readers via e-mail.