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Product Details

  • Series: Surrender to Destiny (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.; Original edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602601674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602601673
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With captivating characters that warm and nearly break your heart, an intriguing, can't turn the pages fast enough plot, and a passionate love story, I was touched, inspired, and encouraged in my walk of faith. All the passion and adventure of the War of 1812 spring to life in MaryLu Tyndall's wonderfully written and researched Surrender the Dawn. An absolute pleasure to read from first to last! --Laura Frantz, author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little and The Colonel's Lady

Swordplay, swashbuckling and sweetness. . .Tyndall s newest book combines fascinating history, adventure on the high seas and the taming of the town rogue into a novel packed with excitement and delivering on romance. --T.L. Higley, author of Pompeii: City on Fire

A good old-fashioned historical packed with rich, beautiful details launches the Surrender to Destiny series with pirates, swordplay and lots of romance. The characters are so much fun, readers will not want the book to end. Tyndall is a gem, and her characters are bold and believable. --Patsy Glans RT Book Reviews 2011-08-01

Book Description

Baltimore lady Cassandra Channing is determined to support her family by hiring a privateer. Luke Heaton is a handsome rake who is being blackmailed by the British into selling supplies to their ships. Both are caught up in romance amid the intrigues and dangers of the War of 1812.

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Surrender the Dawn is the third book in her Surrender to Destiny series.
It amazes me how authors like MaryLu Tyndall can take a small piece of history and reproduce it in such vivid and imaginative detail.
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There is action, adventure, romance and high seas battles that will keep you interested and turning the pages until the very end.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Holly Renee on July 22, 2011
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Cassandra Channing's determination to save her family from destitution sends her on a near impossible quest. The war of 1812 presents the unique opportunity to invest in a privateer--yet no man is willing to submit himself to a woman investor. The town rake, Luke Heaton, isn't the most reputable. With only a broken sea vessel that will cost far too much to repair and no one willing to take a chance on him, he knows his luck is short. When the beautiful Miss Channing offers to invest in him, he knows he can't turn the opportunity down. Is it possible she could be the answer to his deepest desire--a new start?
As Luke and Cassandra work together, an undeniable attraction pulls them closer together. When it finally seems as though Luke may have his new start, the British blackmail him into selling to them and betraying his country, risking everything he holds dear.

Once more MaryLu Tyndall takes readers on an epic sea adventure filled with danger and heart-stopping romance. In this satisfying conclusion to the Surrender to Destiny Series, readers will find themselves engaged in this thrilling and unique story. Through detailed and vivid description, she breaths life into the War of 1812.

From the fist page, I couldn't put it down. Filled with brilliant writing and determined characters, I hung on every word, desperate to know what would happen next. Mrs. Tyndall is a talented writer who captures the thrill of a high-sea adventures and awakens the sea-lover within (Yes, even me--and I hate the sea!).

A word of warning however: this book is not a continued progression to Surrender the Night (#2). Since Surrender the Night is a continuation to Surrender the Heart (#1), I naturally expected the third to progress in time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Snodgrass on July 27, 2011
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I have read all of MaryLu Tyndall's books and I cherish them all. She is a fantastic writer who is not afraid to let the power of Christ shine through her work. I have read some Christian fiction that barely has a word about Christ in them, almost as if the writer were afraid to offend the reader. Not this author! No way! She knows that believers go through tough times and spiritual warfare and she portrays this in her work.

This book was, in my opinion, the best of the Surrender to Destiny series. It is set during the war of 1812 in Baltimore and she does a fine job of portraying the history of the time. I love history and she makes it come alive. During the British march on Washington and the battle at Fort McHenry, the author makes you feel as if you are there! There are also some fascinating tidbits that would ruin the reader who hasn't read the book yet, so I'll keep quiet.

Both Cassandra and Luke have turned their backs on God due to circumstances in their lives. But God is right there, ready to welcome them back and even encouraging them through the folks around them. He shows them in many ways that there are no coincidences for the believer in life, but God's hand at work in all things to bring good out of every situation.

There is adventure, excitement, romance and deep spirituality in this book. Tyndall writes mainly pirate books and she is supreme in this field. I felt my heart racing as Luke set out after the British merchant ship to take as a privateer during the war. The descriptions of what is going on are vivid and vibrant, so realistic I almost felt as if I were on the ship with the wind blowing in my face and the sea spray flying up on me!

And Luke Heaton? What can I say about him?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate on February 10, 2012
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I'm a huge fan of MaryLu Tyndall's work and I have to say that she has once again out done herself in the final installment of the Surrender to Destiny series. If you have never read one of her books, I would strongly recommend it. The vivid details and wonderful story line will, draw you in. You will not be able to put it down!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Fleming on November 18, 2011
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I think I'm in love. His name is Luke Heaton, and he is.....amazing. Gorgeous. Courageous. Cares for his family. Strong. Protective. Man of his word. Sweet. And just a tiny bit of a rogue ;) The upside is I have gotten to spend time with him each day for the last 5 days. The downside is he is a fictional character :( However, I got to know him during a fabulous book that I highly recommend for anyone who wants a little pirate adventure, a little romance, and a little shot of patriotism.

Cassandra Channing is the only hope for her mother and two younger sisters after her father's passing. Cassandra takes a huge risk with all the money they have left in the world and funds a privateer ship captained by the rogue Luke Heaton. Luke will hunt down British ships, plunder them, sell the plunder at various ports on the way home and split the profits amongst his crew and Miss Channing. The most unexpected prize from all the plundering is the love that grows between Luke and Cassandra. While they each have struggles with God, they each question His love for them and how He could be interested in their daily lives. Throughout the book, different characters share parts of their walk with God and problems they have had and how their relationship with God has grown and changed because of it. There is also an appearance by a fun historic character near the end that might cause a certain song to get stuck in the reader's head-at least it did in mine! A fun, romantic, encouraging read starring the incorrigible Luke Heaton-you should definitely give it a try ;)

Thanks to the author for providing a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review :)
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