Saturday, December 6, 2014

Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: Tears of the Sea
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Pages: 260
Year: 2014
Publisher: Ransom Press
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her. After 200 years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone.

     Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’ rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh but must first complete an unknown mission.

     After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark haired mermaid tending his wounds. When a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.

     Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all, save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.

My review:

     WOW! It sucked me in!

     If you want a wonderful romantic novel to take you away, this book is perfect.

     If you want a book that will draw you in and give you a deeper meaning to search for while reading it, this book is perfect.

     When I started reading this book I was feeling like I needed to read it quickly and just be amused by it. What I found instead was a very deep story that I found I needed to take my time with it and just absorb all the nuances that it contains. There are many points that can just be taken at face value as an entertaining read. But they can just as well be applied to mankind today and how we live our lives and treat other people.

     The characters are so well written that the attitude each one has towards other people is very clearly presented. There are greedy, money hungry people. There are power hungry people. There are those who are only wanting their needs met. Then there are some who are just looking for how they can help others. Just like all the different types of people that we all run into in our own lives.

     The way the romance develops and grows is fantastic. As the romance builds the question is will the characters grow in emotional maturity and become better people because of it. I couldn’t put the book down until I found the answer to this very important question.

     The one additional thing that really captured my interest was in trying to identify different situations and draw the parallel to a time period or situation in the bible. This is a difficult thing to present in a novel and yet MaryLu has done a fantastic job of it.

     I absolutely LOVE this book. Standard rating systems have 5 stars as the maximum but here on my own blog I’m going to take the liberty of doubling it for this book because it is just THAT WONDERFUL! I’m giving it 10 stars and I don’t care whose mind that messes with. I cannot stress my recommendation of this book enough! Get a copy! Read it once, twice, or a dozen times! I know I will be reading it again!

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