Thursday, August 26, 2010
Surrender the Heart
Relive the rich history of the War of 1812 through the eyes of Marianne Denton and Noah Brenin, who both long to please their families but neither one wishes to marry the other. Noah is determined to get his cargo to England before war breaks out, and Marianne is equally determined to have a wedding so that her inheritance can be unlocked and her destitute family saved. When their stubborn games get them captured by a British warship, can they escape and bring liberty to their country—and growing love?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Surrender the Heart, go HERE.
"You have to do everything the hard way." Those words are some that I heard my mother say more than once in my lifetime. Those are ones that the lead characters Noah and Marianne probably would have heard their parents say as well. Strong, willed and full of determination which serves them both so well, but doesn't work well with the plans their parents have for them to marry.
Marianne is so mad about the situation that she goes to Noah's ship to give him a piece of her mind. Before that can happens and the next thing she knows she wakes up and she is on his ship and the ship has left port. To make matters worse, Noah refuses to take her home.
She is worried about her mother and sisters back home and generally frightened by being on the ship. She doesn't realize that things are going to go from bad to worse when a British warship captures them and makes them serve as captives.
The will and determination that caused Noah and Marianne to fight each other at the beginning serve to help them fight to survive the situation they are thrown into and shows why the War of 1812 is truly one of the greatest events of our American history.