Surrender the Dawn by M.L. Tyndall


Surrender the Dawn by M.L. Tyndall

Published: 2011

Publisher: Barbour Books

Series: Surrender to Destiny(Book 3)

Goodreads Summery: Cassandra Channing will do anything to provide for her family—even if it means hiring the town rogue as a privateer. Luke Heaton is a handsome rake with a tortured past who is blackmailed by the British into selling supplies to their ships just off the coast. Cassandra and Luke’s worlds collide as they are drawn into danger, secrets, romance, and war. But when the British begin to bombard Fort McHenry, how long can they protect their love—and each other?

The third and final book of this series opens with Cassandra dealing with being the bread winner for her family as her father is dead and her brothers are off fighting the war. If she does not find a way to provide she will be forces to marry a man she has no interest in. So she tries to invest the last of the family’s money into privateering. The problem is no one will invest with her because it’s considered bad luck to have a woman involved. Luke to those who has read the past books of this series was the first mate of Noah from the first book. But he was fired due to his drinking and gambling. He now finds himself the owner of a boat through a winning card game but its in bad shape and he needs money to turn it into a privateering ship. Cassandra soon finds herself partnering with Luke in hopes of keeping her family from ending up on the street. Luke also finds himself fighting his own demons and he works to prove to her and his friends that he will not fail. Couple this with the final battle of the war of 1812 and your in store for quite the adventure with this book. Will these two find love as well as faith and hope when dawn arrives?

     M.L Tyndall does it again! Towards the end of the 2nd book we get a glimpse of this story. Cassandra is a woman who want to trust others to help her but feels she can trust no one. She knows she can not fail to keep her family safe but is not willing to marry someone she does not love to do it. Luke appears to be a drunk and not a gentleman but we soon find out he has a younger brother he has been taking care of since he was a baby. We also find out his parents died and he blames himself. Even though these two seem like total opposites they soon are attracted to each other. As the story unravels Luke finds himself a trader to his nation in order to keep those he loves most safe.

Series Review

The neat thing about this book is it over laps a few scenes from the 2nd book which I really liked. One scene I remember feeling like I was missing a piece of the story and that piece was filled in here in this book. Very well written and a great ending to a series that taught me a lot about the war of 1812 as well as three wonderful love stories. I highly recommend you go back and read the first two books before picking this one up as they are highly intertwined together.

Book 1 Surrender the Heart

Book 2 Surrender the Night

The other surprise for me with this series is my favorite book of the three was the middle book. Usually I find myself liking the first or the last the best. I love how the author takes history, Christianity, suspense and romance and writes such wonderful books. I can’t wait for what she writes next!

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Series Rating

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This series also receives my Abbie’s Burning the Midnight Oil Award. This reward is saved for my most favorite books and this series gets that title.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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2 Responses to Surrender the Dawn by M.L. Tyndall

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I read the first book, and loved it!! Can’t wait to read the second and third one, do you know where i can download the ebook for free?

    • Abbie says:

      Well I don’t know where you can get them for free but you could check out your local library and see if they lend books to your ereader or not. I have a wish list from my library right now that I am excited about. Amazon also has pretty good prices. 🙂

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