Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Book Review: The Falcon and the Sparrow by MaryLu Tyndall

About the book:

When Mademoiselle Dominique Dawson sets foot on the soil of her beloved homeland, England, she feels neither the happiness nor the excitement she expected upon her return to the place of her birth. Alone for the first time in her life, without family, without friends, without protection, she now faces a far more frightening prospect, for she has come to the country she loves as an enemy-a spy for Napoleon.

Forced to betray England or never see her only brother alive again, Dominique has accepted a position as governess to the son of Admiral Chase Randal, a harsh man, still bitter over the loss of his wife. Will Dominique find the strength she needs through God to follow through with the plan to rescue her brother? Will Chase find comfort for his bitter heart in God's arms and be able to love again? And what new deceptions will they both find in France when they arrive to carry out their plan?

My thoughts:

The Falcon and the Sparrow is like no other book I have read in a long time. It had all the elements that I like in a story: passion, suspense, and a character with a deep faith in God. Oh, and a setting in the 1800’s helps, too, as I love a good historical novel.

Ms. Tyndall’s storytelling ability is amazing! I didn’t need to get very far into this book before I was hooked. Her broad vocabulary shines on each and every page. I couldn’t help but be transported to London, and see, hear, and smell everything as I was reading each page. She also did a masterful job with the tension between the characters. There was incredible passion between Chase and Dominique…so much so that I could practically hear Dominique’s heart pounding during the kissing scenes!

Finally, I simply loved the title for this book. Even though this is a fictitious story, it proves that God cares for each and every one of us, even the littlest sparrow.

4 Stars

Southern?  No
Sass?  No

**Many thanks to the author for providing a copy for review.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo! That sounds goood.
    I'll add this to my list ;)


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