Forsaken Dreams

Tyndall, MaryLu. Forsaken Dreams. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing. 2013.

forsakenEliza Crawford, a widowed Confederate army nurse, sets sail for Brazil hoping to guard her secrets. New friends, a dangerous sea and the intriguing Colonel Blake Wallace complicate the journey to the new land and envisioned utopian community. Eliza Crawford and Colonel Blake Wallace must sort through dangers and painful memories to find the forgiveness and peace for which they both long.

MaryLu Tyndall presents the reader with an exceptional use of the literary technique of flash-forward and flashback. While flash-forward is a difficult element to successfully use, Tyndall incorporates the technique with literary grace. By combining the flash-forwards and flashbacks, the reader is swept into the story by gaining the characters’ perspectives. The slightly disorientating effect that the method naturally produces, was well incorporated into a story that is set at sea. Overall, the resulting effect is a believable set of characters and a vivid setting and context.

4.5 (out of 5) pennies


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