Please welcome one of my dearest friends and also the lady responsible for me being here today, MaryLu Tyndall. MaryLu has been one of my closest friends for the past six years. She's been my encourager, cheerleader, and pray partner. I'm excited about her new release, Elusive Hope. Answer one of MaryLu's questions to be entered to win her book.
What do you find at the end of revenge?
By MaryLu Tyndall
Is there an end to revenge? Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel”? Well I guarantee there is no light at the end of the revenge tunnel. And revenge is definitely a long dark tunnel that if you get in too deep, you suddenly find yourself trapped with only two ways to go: back out into the light or forward into more darkness. This is what my hero of Elusive Hope discovers on his journey to right the wrongs of his father. If anyone had a right to seek justice, it was Hayden Gale. His gambling, con-man, good-for-nothing father left him and his Mom when Hayden was only two. Back then in the 1840’s, his Mom had very few options to support herself and her son. One night after a long day working as seamstress, she wandered into the street and was run over by a passing carriage. At only ten years old, Hayden found himself an orphan struggling to survive on the streets. During those years of starvation and cold and abuse, Hayden held onto only one thought, to find his father and kill him for what he’d done.
But something insidious happened to Hayden in his quest for revenge. Soon after he entered the tunnel, he discovered that his goal became an obsession and his obsession a possession and as it grew darker and darker, so did Hayden’s soul. His father was a con-man who spent his life swindling people out of everything they had, leaving them nothing but empty shells in the dust. And Hayden soon discovered that if he was going to find his father, he had to enter that world.
Isn’t that so true of revenge? We become so full of our own hatred that we end up becoming just like the person we hate so much. Hayden’s journey took him all over the country and finally all the way to Brazil, leaving a trail of broken lives behind him. Yet, so consumed with his need for revenge, he couldn’t see what he had become.
Elusive Hope is a story of how Hayden comes to recognize the tunnel around him and finally turns around before it’s too late, before he reaches the end where only death awaits. He has help along the way in the form of a spoiled daughter of a plantation owner—a lady with enough of her own issues and the last person on the planet anyone would think could help him. But God doesn’t normally do things the way we expect, does He? He is not only a God full of surprises but He possesses another very useful quality, a great sense of humor!
How about you? Have you ever wanted to get revenge on someone so bad it started to take over your life? How did you handle it?
In a colony named New Hope, while their friends are seeking a Southern utopia. . . .
Hayden is seeking revenge. Relentlessly.
After years of all but selling his soul to track down his scoundrel of a father, Hayden Gale discovers his search must continue in South America, where his father is reported to be helping colonize Brazil. Hayden has nothing more to lose, certainly not a good reputation, and vows to keep pursuing--at any cost--the vile man who he believes killed his mother.
Magnolia is seeking a way out. Desperately.
She’s in the jungles of Brazil against her will, but what choice does Magnolia Scott have? Her father insisted on uprooting their family to escape the uncertainty of Southern life after the Civil War. But how will she survive without all she holds dear—wealthy suitors, beautiful clothes, summer balls, and slaves waiting on her every whim? She vows to find a way to get back home—and attaches herself to handsome Hayden Gale.
As they journey toward Rio de Janeiro, they both seek to use the other for their own purposes. Deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans. . . .
Link to trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzPzAI_l_FM
More about MaryLu:
Christy Award nominee and best-selling author MaryLu Tyndall describes herself as an introvert, patriot, mother of six, the neighborhood cat-lady, tall ship enthusiast, friend of pirates and mermaids, obsessive compulsive control freak, history lover, hopeless romantic, and a sword wielding princess-warrior of the King of Kings. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She has published over a dozen novels and currently lives in California with her husband.