I have never been disaapointed when reading one of MaryLu Tyndall's books. This is book two in this series and very easily can be read as a stand alone, but I always encourage folks to read them in order so you know all the characters in the story better. This is a story of a young American girl who rescues the enemy, a wounded British soldier during the War of 1812. Rose McGuire has lost her parents to the British and has had alot of bad things happen to her, so she is faced with alot of fears and hatred in her heart. But when a British soldier, Alex Reed defends her honor and saves her from his own superior officer, she must help him recover from his wound before she sends him back to his ship. They both discover the good in each other during this time. But the war is still on and both must make some hard decisions and trust in their God. I really enjoyed her Uncle Drummond and the part he had in the story.
This was a story that went in a direction I was not expecting near the end. Although the ending was hard to believe, after having read the author's notes at the end, it did really happen to some extent. There was a sentence in the book that summed up this story kind of for me, which I really appreciated: ". . . regardless of what happens, there's nothing to fear. Because God loves you, everthing has a purpose. Everything will work out for good in the end. That's a promise." I loved the way the author threaded this throughout her story. There was alot of action, suspense, and wonderful romance, and it kept my pulse racing near the end to see how it would all turn out. Another winner! Looking forward to book 3 in this series!