Saturday, August 16, 2014

Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise #3) by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise #3)
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Pages: 320
Year: 2014
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Something sinister lurks in the lush Brazilian jungle…

     It is 1866 and the fledgling Confederate colony of New Hope is Angeline Moore’s last chance at a normal life. Running from the law, she longs to make a fresh start in this new Southern Utopia. But a series of strange disasters threatens to destroy everything the colonists have worked for, and strange visions threaten to reveal a past Angeline is desperate to hide.

     James Callaway failed at both doctoring and preaching, but he hopes that his move to Brazil will give him another chance to become the spiritual leader he so desires. He longs to create a world free from the immorality that plagued every street corner back home and ruined his life. And he believes Angeline is just the sort of refined woman he needs to keep him on the right track.

     But something is amiss in New Hope: haunting visions, the discovery of crypts beneath an ancient temple, and an archaic Hebrew book, set the colonists’ fears on edge. When one of their own is murdered, a series of disasters leads them to believe God has brought them to Brazil to defeat an evil that, if unleashed, could wreak havoc on the entire world.

My review:

     Incredible romance mixed with danger as good battles evil.

     I had already felt a connection to both of the main characters in this book, Angeline Moore and James Callaway, from having read both of the previous books in this series. That connection with them only grew as they stepped forward and took center stage in this novel. Though they were the main focus all four of the main characters from the previous books were very evident and we learned how they had grown and developed.

     MaryLu did a wonderful job of building a very dangerous situation and then taking these fantastic characters on a road of personal discovery as they also tried to find the root cause of the danger as well as how to defeat it. I loved how they had to develop their belief in God before they could overcome the evil that was trying to destroy all of them.
     I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I have to give it 5 stars. I love these characters and feel very sad thinking that their journey is probably over.

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