Abandoned Memories by MaryLu Tyndall
Barbour Publishing July 2014
Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews
What a wonderful conclusion to this exciting series!! A Definite Must Read!!
MaryLu Tyndall has once again written a book that took my breath away. Being taken back to the lush green jungles of Brazil was something I have looked forward to since I started this fabulous Escape to Paradise series. If you haven't read the two previous ones; Forsaken Dreams and Elusive Hope I would suggest you do so as you will be able to follow the storyline a lot better. Besides you don't want to miss Blake and Eliza, and Magnolia and Hayden's exciting stories.
It seems an evil presence is lurking in this magnificent jungle paradise that is seeking to destroy New Hope's residents. Even James Calloway, the runaway minister turned doctor is still having haunting dreams and visions from his past. James feels he is a failure at everything he has attempted in his life and if the people of New Hope were to ever find out about his past they wouldn't want him as their spiritual leader. Thank God that the anonymity of this group of strangers will allow it to stay buried in his past!
Angeline Moore thought when she joined this group of diverse members on their trek to Brazil there was no way anyone of them would know the person she used to be. If only that were true; being constantly haunted by visions of people from her former life has made Angeline realize maybe you can't out run your past after all. Especially when two men from her former life are living with this small group of transplants; one was probably too drunk to remember her and the other is just waiting for the right moment to expose her to all of her new friends!
Angeline knows she should stay away from James but there is something that draws her to him; could it be he is the one man that she can finally trust with her heart? What will happen if her past comes to light? Will James be able to deal with the fact Angeline has not always been the reserved woman she is now?
At the climatic ending of this amazing story Blake, Eliza, Magnolia, Hayden, James and Angeline realize God has led them to Brazil for a purpose far beyond what they could have ever dreamed. These six individuals who thought they were running away from their past were in fact walking into their destiny. Six people who were failures in man's sight were going to become God's mighty warriors used to defeat an evil so horrendous it could affect the whole world.