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Escape To Paradise book 2
by MaryLu Tyndall
-From the back cover-
IN A COLONY NAMED NEW HOPE,
WHILE THEIR FRIENDS ARE SEEKING
A SOUTHERN UTOPIA
HAYDEN IS SEEKING REVENGE. RELENTLESSLY.
After years of all but selling his soul to track down his scoundrel of a father, Hayden Gale discovers his search must continue in South America, where his father is reported to be helping colonize Brazil. Hayden has nothing more to lose, certainly not a good reputation, and vows to keep pursuing – at any cost – the vile man who he believes killed his mother.
MAGNOLIA IS SEEKING A WAY OUT. DESPERATELY.
She's in the jungles of Brazil against her will, but what choice does Magnolia Scott have? Her father insisted on uprooting their family to escape the uncertainty of Southern life after the Civil War. But how will she survive without all she holds dear – wealthy suitors, beautiful clothes, summer balls, and slaves waiting on her every whim? She vows to find a way to get back home – and attaches herself to handsome Hayden Gale.
As they journey toward Rio de Janeiro, they each seek to use the other for their own purposes. Deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans...
In starting this review I have to admit that I can't say enough good things about this novel. I loved it! In Elusive Hope MaryLu Tyndall has topped the previous book in the Escape To Paradise series. There is simply more; more danger, more mystery, more romance, more secrets, more adventure...
I never would have thought that combing historical fiction with spiritual warfare fiction could possibly work but somehow MaryLu Tyndall has managed to do precisely that. Elusive Hope was a welcome break from typical historical fare.
This Book earned a 5 Bark rating.
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In some ways it's kind of funny what I wrote above because at times I didn't particularly like Magnolia or Hayden. They are both very flawed people that have been terribly hurt by the people they should have been able to trust the most. Will they be able to forgive those that hurt them – and each other – in time for a happy ending?
The spiritual aspect was even stronger in this book. In Forsaken Dreams it was hinted at but in Elusive Hope it is laid out more clearly and the reader starts to get a few answers and also more questions. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series, Abandoned Memories. This book is engrossing and at times creepy in the way that readers love. Interwoven with the spiritual realm and some of its affects are important themes of forgiveness and true beauty.
This is an excellent story that will appeal to more than just lovers of historical fiction. So, go out and get yourself a copy but be prepared to stay up all night reading...
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Elusive Hope by MaryLu Tyndall a 5 Bark rating.
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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Barbour Publishing Inc. (November 1, 2013)