Title: Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise #1)
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Publishing Company
Note: I received a free copy of this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
After witnessing the death and destruction caused by the Civil War, Colonel Blake Wallace is eager to leave his once precious Southern homeland for the pristine shores of Brazil and the prospect of a new Utopian community. Widow Eliza Crawford seeks passage on Wallace’s ship harboring a dirty secret – and a blossoming hope for a fresh start. But will dangers from the sea and from man keep them from the peace and love they long for?
This is the first book I read by MaryLu Tyndall. I actually read it a few months ago, before I started this blog. I wanted to post a review for it here because I’m starting to read the second book in this series and will be reviewing it. Her writing style paints a beautiful and clear picture in my mind. I look forward to finding and reading everything else she has written.
This book is filled with incredibly well developed characters. Each of them has a past connection with the Civil War. Many of those pasts are slowly revealed throughout the book. Some are left as mysteries though. Hopefully they will be explored in later books in the series. This gives me something to look forward to in the books still to be written in this series.