GoodReads - Debbie Mitchell
MaryLu has out-done herself with this book. She has shown that she can write stories that not only have you smiling, but stories that awaken ALL of your senses.
I tried my best to read this book slowly, to savor every morsel. But, it was so hard to slow down. Each chapter ended making me want to read more. I kept waiting for a lull in the story, so that I could have an excuse to stop reading for awhile. But, alas, a lull did not come. The sad part now is that I have to wait for what seems like forever for the third book in the series. Oh, pure torture!
Over Coming with God - Teresa Mathews
I have read a lot of outstanding books by Ms. Tyndall but this one is by far the most gripping. Not only does she seem to pick you up and set you down right in the middle of that lush jungle with her magnificent descriptions; she has you holding your breath while frantically turning pages to see what is coming next. Ms. Tyndall has taken this book to another level by adding a deeper spiritual theme than her other ones. I personally love that she decided to delve into what goes on in the spirit world; the continuous war over our very souls. Bravo Ms. Tyndall for taking that tremendous leap of faith! I can’t wait for the next installment of this thrilling series.
RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glans
Tyndall is a talented writer, as she brings to life a time in America's past that divided not only a country but the people as well.
Must Love Reading - Leah Brandel
WOW! If you have loved anything by MaryLu Tyndall, you will LOVE this book just as much. Romance, mystery, spiritual warfare. There’s so much packed into this book and MaryLu does a great job of bringing it all together. I would definitely recommend reading Forsaken Dreams first. Reading that book first will help you understand a lot more of what is going on in this book. I am beyond excited to read the third and final book in the series. MaryLu did a great job of introducing the third book to us. She definitely left us with an eagerness to read on. I always hate cliffhangers but thankfully this cliffhanger is not so bad. I am only disappointed that I have to wait so long to read it! MaryLu has done an amazing job with this book – she just keeps getting better and better with each book! One of my favorite things about MaryLu as an author is that her stories are different from anything I’ve ever read before. And that’s what keeps bringing me back to her books.
Reet Champion Book Reviews - J. Burdette
It’s not often a book snags my attention that I lose sleep over it in an effort to read just one more chapter…and then another…and then another! But this one is responsible for just that. It’s chocked full of adventure, mystery and in some cases dry humor. Humor is always a plus to me. There is also a supernatural element. May I add, I NEVER read books that deal with the supernatural. In fact, I avoid it. It doesn’t often crop up in history books; and vampires, zombies, etc just put me off entirely. But this was different and not to mention I hadn’t been anticipating it.
My Book Thoughts - Callie Barrett
This book is vividly alive with spiritual warfare containing an intensity to rival Indiana Jones, an unexpected (to the characters) romance, and a unique setting. The plot and characters were continuously revealed in different lights to keep me as the reader intrigued. I can honestly say that this book went way over my expectations...
GoodReads - Eva Stephen
Wow wow wow! I was gripped from the first page and couldn't put it down! You know the book is a great one if you wrestle between not being able to put it down and trying to slow your reading down so that you can savor it longer so the book never ends!!
Mystery, suspense, and breathtaking romance is what you are in store for if you buy this book!
Along the Way - Janet Hovis
I highly recommend this great new series by MaryLu Tyndall. I loved both books.
GoodReads - Amy Campbell
MaryLu has such talent to bring together humor, emotion, and action. All in a historical setting. I would definitely say that I would highly recommend this fabulous story.
My Book Addiction Reviews - April Renn
I enjoy the characters, they are not flawless far from it, but are realistic,enduring, and engaging. This series just gets better!
An intense,emotional but very exciting and satisfying story of love and healing. I would highly recommend especially to historical romance readers and anyone who enjoys an awesome read!! If you have never read one of Ms. Tyndall's books you are in for a real treat, if you have, I need say no more... She is a compassionate,masterful storyteller who draws her readers into her stories as her characters face tragedy,their faith and the power of love.
GoodReads - Joyce Williams
I love MaryLu's books and this one was so good. The second in the series is full of mystery and romance, drama. She has written about spiritual warfare which you don't find in most Christian fiction, definitely eye opening.
CBA Retailers - Kim Peterson
MaryLu Tyndall delivers a romantic adventure with believable touches of the supernatural in a remote historical setting. As the settlers try to build new lives, Magnolia and Hayden learn that hope can be elusive, unless found in God.
NetGalley - Brittany McEuen
Well, I am happy to report that not only is this a very interesting and entertaining story, but it is also a deep story of personal change and growth for these characters that can only have been brought about by allowing God into their lives. I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the next book already!
Abbie's Reading Corner - Abbie Tireman
I love how the author digs into the spiritual realm as she enters into the middle of the series. I found myself on the edge of my seat as I was reading this book constantly wondering what was going to happen next.
If you love historical fiction this is a must read series!
Facebook - Larik Burci
I couldn't wait for this one to come out. But... The beginning is great and the ending is even better, but all in between had my toes curled with fear. Dear reader, it is a beautiful love story between two unbelievers that find God and his all-overcoming love, if you can handle all the scary stuff, I believe you will enjoy reading it very much and all the challenges the first Brazilian settlers faced.
Faith, Hope and Cherrytea - Sharon Klassen
Tyndall paints a clear picture of life in the exotic jungles of Brazil, creating their dreamed of utopian home, New Hope, in the midst of oppressive forces within and without the camp. Encompassing relational struggles for love and greed - surprise appearances of human and otherworld apparitions - lots to keep my attention to the end.
The spiritual undercurrent of advancing evil is well drawn, leaving this reader entirely suspended at the book's close. Nothing will do but to now await that final release of book 3! ABANDONED MEMORIES due July 1st 2014
Midwest Book Review - Suzie Hoursley
ELUSIVE HOPE is an exceptional historical romance. From page one, the reader cannot help but be drawn into pages of this addictive novel. MaryLu Tyndall is an author who provides readers the utmost reading pleasure in how she is able to spin her tale that will quickly wrap its way around anyone's heart. The rich historical detail she blends into her books make for a realistic adventure that will have your heat beating fast. There is no doubt, that MaryLu Tyndall is the Queen of the Historical Romance gene, her endless talent continues to leave me speechless.