Abandoned Memories: Escape to Paradise 3 by MaryLu Tyndall, a review

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 threaten to destroy everything the colonists have worked for, and strange visions threaten to reveal a past Angeline is desperate to hide.
Running from the law, Angeline Moore longs to make a fresh start in the Confederate colony of New Hope, Brazil. James Callaway longs to create a city founded in the strong morality he holds dear. But a series of strange happenings soon lead the colonists to believe they have been brought to this place for a divine purpose.

About the Author:

A Christy Award finalist and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of tall ships and swashbuckling heroes during her childhood years on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years. Trapped in a land-locked cubicle, she was often seen pounding furiously upon the keyboard during her lunch hour, creating what would become her Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, all the while believing God’s promise to her that. “If you write it, I will get it published”. And He did! Fourteen books later, her loving husband and six children still haven’t gotten used to her historic costumes and nautical speech. MaryLu describes herself as an introvert, patriot, mother of six, the neighborhood cat-lady, tall ship enthusiast, friend of pirates and mermaids, obsessive compulsive control freak, history lover, hopeless romantic, and a sword wielding princess-warrior of the King of Kings. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She continues to pen her romantic tales on the California coast while managing a home, husband, six adult kids, and several stray cats who have decided that her keyboard is the best place to sleep! She believes that without popcorn and chocolate, life would not be worth living, and her sole motivation in life is to bring others closer to God.

My review:

Once again, MaryLu Tyndall has come through with an amazing new book.  Abandoned Memories: Escape to Paradise book 3 is a wonderful addition to this series about a group of southerners trying to make a new life for themselves in South America.   

I love how this third book continues the stories of James, Angeline, Magnolia and Hayden, as well as, the spiritual warfare that began in book 1 (Forsaken Dreams).  At times, the relationships are frustrating as each one continues to battle their own demons, but the characters are well defined and relatable.  The spiritual warfare is suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat.  

I would highly recommend this book and actually, the entire series is a good read.  For more information about these books and more by MaryLu Tyndall, check out her website: The Cross and Cutlass . You can also find her on Amazon, Facebook and twitter.