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Surrender the Night

By MaryLu Tyndall


A timid American farm girl at the mercy of the enemy. . .
A wounded British sailor driven into hiding. . .
Both are about to change the course of history forever.

When British soldiers invade Baltimore amid the War of 1812, Rose McGuire, alone on her family farm, is easy prey for a brutal lieutenant. In the midst of the attack, she's saved by British 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Reed. Will she now have to heal, as well as hide, this enemy soldier?

Alex hadn't meant to kill his superior, nor get shot in the process. Now badly wounded, he's at the mercy of this tomboy who obviously hates him. Can he trust her or will she turn him over to the Americans?

Rose is having trouble keeping Alex hidden from her family, the townspeople, and the man intent on courting her. Will the discovery of Alex's presence force her to accept an abhorrent proposal?

As their love blooms, trouble looms, for the British are on the move again. This time, their target is Washington DC. Will these young lovers at heart find themselves enemies at war?

Book Takeaway:

America was founded on Godly principles and God intervened often in our history to preserve this great nation.
That every child of God is here on earth for a reason and has a God-given destiny to do something important if only we will fully submit to God's will.
And lastly that we have nothing to fear when we are loved by God.

Why the author wrote this book:

I wrote this book for several reasons. One was to bring to light the fascinating history of the War of 1812, which many people don't seem aware of. Also to inspire a God-fearing patriotism that seems lacking today. In addition I wanted to show that God has a destiny for everyone of His children and all we have to do is fully submit to Him and His will to find it. And lastly, to bring to life the verse that "Perfect Love casts out all fear"


"Lots of tension in this exciting tale as Rose and Alexander find their way to the love God intended. Great read!"
- Sally on September 03, 2011

"Rose and Alex are an unlikely couple. Both would like to forget their pasts and find a new life, but the War of 1812 stands in their way. Great read, highly recommend!"
- Jennifer on April 18, 2011

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