Sunday, February 17, 2013


Ship's Log 02.18.2013


Smiling Mouth 2 by TikiGiki -

Yep, that's right, less than 11 days left before the release of FORSAKEN DREAMS by MaryLu Tyndall. You can pre-order a copy standing in line, no rude salesman....the book will be delivered right to your door.

Here is another look at the book trailer:

Did you know the Escape to Paradise series was based on an actual historic event?

 After the American Civil War, the victors from the North swarmed down upon the South, a land already ravished by war, with one intent in mind--to make the South pay for what they'd done. You could hardly blame them. They felt they'd been dragged into a long war in which they had lost many of their young men. I am neither a North or South sympathizer. I hate any war, but what the North did to the South afterward, would make your skin crawl. 
This is why over 100,000 Southerners fled the South after the war. Some went north, some west, some to Mexico, and others to Brazil. Conservative estimates derived from newspapers, available numbers, and descendants tell us that perhaps close to 20,000 Southerners came to Brazil to resettle after the war. The crew of the ship, NewHope, in new release, Forsaken Dreams, harbor many of the same dreams and hopes as these historic people. And like these immigrants, they had no idea what they were up against! Running away from God and from your problems isn’t always a good idea. Nor is believing that creating a perfect Utopia was going to be easy.  That is, if you even survived the journey to Brazil in the first place, a journey often fraught with disease, starvation, shipwreck, storms, thieves, and even violence on board the ship. After these hopeful Southerners landed in Brazil, they faced tropical diseases, bugs the size of men’s hands, crop failures, overwhelming heat, flash floods, and a host of other problem. Some Utopia, eh?  

I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Forsaken Dreams. And I am sure I will devour it once it is in my hands. Just like every book MaryLu has written, this one is sure to take me away from my everyday life and send me on a new adventure. 

If you have never read any of MaryLu Tyndall's books, you have truly missed out. God has truly blessed her with the talent of creating wonderful stories. I encourage you to pick up any of her books and give them a try. Maybe even start with Forsaken Dreams. 

BookWorm by TomBrough - cartoon worm with over sized glasses reading a book

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would love to hear from you. If you've read any of MaryLu's books, do spread the word. 



  1. Great post Debbie! I loved this line "this one is sure to take me away from my everyday life" :D So true!! I am looking forward to it :)

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I really need to be taken away right now. :)