MaryLu Tyndall is new writer for me! It was a fairly good storyline, however, I found it too full of overly descriptive words; a Thesaurus now worn out! My college creative writing professor would have slashed with red pencil! Less is more! Strains context of story!
The Falcon and the Sparrow is not part of a series. Dominique is forced to become a spy for France, in order to save her brother. Chase is still affected by his wife's death and finds it hard to be a father to their son. He also has to battle the advances of Ms. Markham, whom he does not love. Dominique becomes Chase’s son’s governess. Chase falls in love with Dominique, and she with him. Chase is informed there might be a spy in his household, which he cannot believe. Chase starts to lay traps to catch the spy. What will he do when he finds out just who the spy is? I liked this book better than some of MaryLu Tyndall’s other books. It's one I really wish had a follow-up book. This book has a certain flow. It's full of surprises, a very worthwhile read!
I had never read anything by this author and was blown away by her compelling style. I was fascinated from the moment I started reading. Had just read a William Wilberforce bio and was intrigued by the tie-in with characters mentioned in her fictitious story. However, the Spirit-filled foundational truths that shine through this novel are anything but fictional. Wonderful!!
This single novel, "The Falcon and the Sparrow", written by MaryLu Tyndall has lots of action, trickery, and romance. The sparrow, Dominique Dawson, is forced to become a spy for France by them keeping her only brother captured. The falcon, Admiral Chase Randal, needs a governess for his son, William, after three years of his deceased wife, so he can still be out at sea. Dominique becomes the governess William needs, but in the process she is also sent to steal the Admiralty documents from Chase's home in London for the French or the French will execute her brother. As time goes on Dominique learns Chase has lost and turned from God, she grows deeply to care for him to help him see the truth again of God, though as she tries she feels her own faith wavers at what she is doing and seeking guidance from God. Read this wonderful historical fiction novel to see what happens with Dominique and Chase throughout this intense adventure!
This is another wonderful book of MaryLu Tyndall's that is filled to the brim wiht history, deception, and romance!!!! I was entertained through the entirebook and I absolutely loved every one of the characters. It was written so well that it almost felt as if I were going through the same emotions and doubts as Dominique, the heroine. I admired Chase and his son, William. Dominique was a great character, and different from a lot of the stereotypical characters you sometimes see in historical fiction. This book kept me up at night, anxious to read about Dominique and Chase's ending. This was certainly a fantastic read all together.
I almost did not wish to read this novel because it was not in series with the rest of MaryLu Tyndall's novels; however I greatly enjoyed it. The plot line flowed well, and the characters were unique. Tyndall never fails to surprise me with new and even more inspiring and creative pieces of work. Well done
The Falcon and the Sparrow is one of my favorite books! I could not set it down as I read it, and my only real disappointment with it was that I read it too fast! I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction or romance. It is one of the best books I have ever read!
The Falcon and the Sparrow is a delightful novel about romance, war, and intrigue in early 1800's England. While mostly set on land, there is a nautical theme, as the main character takes a job for a British admiral. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and wish it were part of a series so I could read more about these endearing characters! If you love historical fiction, romance, action and intrigue, England, or just any good book, you will love this one!!
"The Falcon and the Sparrow" is one of my all time favorite books because it's not only extremely romantic, but it's chock-full of adventure and intrigue! It's a story of secrets and spies, and it's not to be missed!
This is a book of fiction based on an historical time. If Dominique had told what was going on to the Admiral, the book would have ended after a couple of chapters. It is a 'story' told by an insightful author. If you had truly paid attention to the story, you would have known that nothing was going to happen to Dominique in that room with the drunk. And she probably wasn't as exposed as you think; in those days, women wore layers and layers of clothing. Women today wear less on the beach than most women wear as underwear. This novel was written in a way that depicted a personal struggle; something that we can relate to. I challenge those of you who did not approve of this novel to read it again, or finish it. This time, without putting your own scenes within the pages. I am sure you watch "much worse" things on your own televisions or at the movies. And if not, you must not own a tv.
I bought this book for my girlfriend while I was on summer break: I wish I hadn't. We enjoy reading books together. She is always looking for new historical authors to read. I read and enjoyed her Legacy of the King's Pirates. But this book was horrid. As we read the book, we noticed more and more nearly-explicit sexual content and intense innuendo. I'm so happy that I stopped reading early on. However, my girlfriend didn't. She read further on and was disgusted. As a previous reviewer stated, the rape scene scared her (and angered me). The admiral's liscentious thoughts toward Dominique are absolutely vulgar. No gentleman (especially of that time) would even entertain such thoughts. I do not recommend this book. It was sappy romance filled with lust. It was not historical fiction. I am sorry I bought this book for my girlfriend. I'm glad she is throwing it away. Mrs. Tyndall, you greatly disappointed us. This book does not in any way, honor or glorify God.
I got this book because of the price, I didn't think it would be that good and was suprised when I feel in love with the whole story. This was the first time I had read ML Tyndall and I found it winderful. She keeps you on th edge of your seat the entire time, and I love how she lets you see both sides of the story. I will purchase more of her books.
Personally, I LOVE LOVE LOVE historical novels, I can't get enough of them. This book was no exception. I agree with some of the previous reviews on the a lack of action (there is some but not as much as you'd find in say...a Ted Dekker novel)but it was still relaly good. There seemed to be something pulling me through the book, like a cool sort of intrigue; finding out what happens nect was definitely a must.If you like historical fiction, romance or action you'd like this book. And for $3.99 I can't see any reason why you would pass it up! :D
When I pulled this book off the shelf at my local library, I was wary. I had never read anything by M. L. Tyndall before and wasn't sure what to expect. I started and couldn't put it down! I read the entire book over two days and by the end, I was so taken by Dominique and Chase I never wanted the book to end. These characters continue to live on in my imagination. Even now, I remember the book and a smile shines.To me a good book includes a strong and captivating plot. Characters who are real, make mistakes, and change. God's grace is evident and makes a strong impression. It's not just a shadow in the background. This story has all this and more. There were many times I was laughing over a funny discription of a out of place comment from one of the characters. The Falcon and the Sparrow, has heart, drama, faith and love. I coudn't have been more surprised or pleased with my spur of the moment checkout at the library.I would most certainly promot this book- I can't say enough good things about it!