Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Surrender the Heart - Giveaway!

UPDATE: Sunday, 8/29 at 10:10 pm

Many apologies for being slow to announce a winner. I had it in my head that it ended tonight, not last night!

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Congrats to Rita! Email me your address, Rita, and I'll send the book your way!

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Surrender the Heart
Barbour Publishing (August 1, 2010)


M. L. Tyndall

M. L. (MaryLu) Tyndall grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she'd only give her heart to Him completely.

She had written stories her whole life, but never had the confidence to try and get any of them published. But as God began to change her heart, He also showed her that writing had been His wonderful plan for her all along!

For the sake of her ailing mother, Marianne Denton becomes engaged to Noah Brennin---a merchantman she despises. But as the War of 1812 escalates, Jonah's ship is captured by the British, and the ill-matched couple learns vital information that could aid America's cause.

Relive the rich history of the War of 1812 through the eyes of Marianne Denton and Noah Brenin, who both long to please their families but neither one wishes to marry the other. Noah is determined to get his cargo to England before war breaks out, and Marianne is equally determined to have a wedding so that her inheritance can be unlocked and her destitute family saved. When their stubborn games get them captured by a British warship, can they escape and bring liberty to their country—and growing love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Surrender the Heart, go HERE.

No one can write about adventure on the high seas like MaryLu Tyndall! I know that any book of hers that I pick up will hold me spellbound from the first page to the final punctuation mark. Surrender the Heart is no exception. There is plenty of intrigue, a bit of danger, and a dash of romance in this captivating tale. This is the first in a series, and I can't wait to see what's next on MaryLu's agenda.

I was so excited about this book that I forgot I would be receiving a review copy, and I bought my own. So one of you will receive the brand-new, unread book that the publisher sent me. Just leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm Saturday (8/28) and I will draw a winner. US Residents only, please. Be sure to leave an email address if you don't have a blog so I can contact you if you win.


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2cats said...

I have never read any of her books, but would surely like to. It sounds good.

quilly said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway. I have a copy of this novel. I won a copy of the last Tyndall novel you gave away and am now a fan. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

would love to read mary lu's latest masterpiece...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

riTa Koch said...

Her book holds two attractions for me, if not three: as a family we lived on the sea for five years, on a missionary ship; I was drawn to the authors personal story of God's redeeming love, His faithful pursuit and purposes.

Mary Lou said...

One of my favorite types of reading..historical and Christian in perspective..this week I am making sure to leave my email address, forgot to last week. Glad you remembered you had a book to give away...thanks.

Mary Lou