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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: Tears of the Sea by Marylu Tyndall / @pumpupyourbook @MaryLuTyndall

Title: Tears of the Sea
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Publisher: Ransom Press
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
ARC Received From: Pump Up Your Book

Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her.

Captain Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal ruined his life and his reputation. After nearly drowning in a storm at sea, he wakes on an island with visions of a dark haired mermaid pulling him from the water. When a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.

Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all, save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.

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This is a beautiful tale about a woman searching for freedom and redemption, and a Man determined to make His Father proud and return to His kingdom. Perdita is a lovely woman cursed to be a mermaid by a warlock. Savion is a sea captain who longs to understand why His Father sent Him away.

They meet one night on a beach and are drawn to one another for reasons they don't understand. Their attraction deepens the longer they are together, but Perdita hasn't been honest with Savion. When she comes clean, I wondered if it was too late for their relationship to remain intact. After all, lies are lies and deception is still deception. How forgiving can a person be in light of another person's true nature?

If you know the story of Christ, you'll see it in this story. While this story is an allegory, it is also a touching love story. It can be seen as Christ's life on earth and His sacrifice to save all of mankind. After all, it takes love to sacrifice as much as He did. This can also be seen as a forgiving love story. Perdita's past is less than stellar and that alone might be a reason why she feels unloved. But Savion sees more than her past deeds. He sees a woman worth loving, a woman worth dying for.

Ms. Tyndall, I've never read anything you've written before but I'm so glad I read this story. It's an amazing story of what true, unconditional love is and what the power of forgiveness can do.

Best-selling and award-winning author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than fourteen books published, she makes no excuses for the spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, and several stray cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Miriam! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. :-)