Forsaken Dreams A Novel by MaryLu Tyndall

04.10.13 | Trudi Cook |



Escape to Paradise #1

Book Review by Trudi Cook

 A Different Group of Pioneers

Forsaken Dreams tells the story of a miscellany of people who have decided to flee the defeated South after the Civil War.  Instead of heading west, as so many did, this is an account about the people who decided to start their lives over in Brazil.  Their stories are varied;  widowed Eliza Crawford had committed the “folly” of marrying a general in the Northern army; while Colonel Blake Wallace is burdened by the loss of his entire family, as well as the war; others include a con man, a treasure-seeker, freed slaves, and more. 

I was unfamiliar with this particular piece of history, and was looking forward to reading the story.  Unfortunately, I just could not get into this book.  For those who love to read history, it’s probably very close to truth, but I read for pleasure and relaxation as well as enjoying history, and I found the events rather sad.  Dangers at sea, enemies within the group, sadness of heart…all combined to make this a less than happy read. 

I appreciate all the work and research that Ms. Tyndall put into this story.   Perhaps as the series continues, thing will get better in the lives of these brave pioneers.  

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.

Christian Fiction, Copyright 2013, ISBN 978-1-61626-596-0


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