Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Captain's Log, Stardate 07.30.2008

The Falcon and the Sparrow
M.L. Tyndall

The intrigue and passion of The Falcon and the Sparrow will leave you breathless. Follow the trail of Dominique Dawson, a reluctant spy who is forced to betray England or never see her brother again. As she takes a position as the governess of a Rear Admiral's son, her real mission is to gather intelligence information for Napoleon. Chase Randal, irresistibly drawn to his son's new governess, reluctantly allows the attraction to grow. Is there a future for the spy and the rear admiral? Or will Dominique's deception crush any prospect of a lasting happiness?

Camy here: I adore Regency romances, but there aren’t many Christian Regencies, and so I was thrilled to be able to read this one.

I have to admit, it starts off very slow. I had a hard time sympathizing with Dominique because she’s a very quiet personality whereas I am rather loud and obnoxious. However, I think that readers who are quieter, more introverted personalities will relate very well to Dominique and her struggles over her faith and her choices.

I liked the fact the heroine is a governess—maybe because I love Cinderella-type stories, and governess heroines seem to naturally fall into that category. Dominique’s relationship with the hero’s son is really sweet.

The Regency detail is spot on. Historical readers who appreciate authenticity will like the attention to historical detail.

Around the middle of the book, it really picks up and starts zipping along. I couldn’t stop reading. The ending is FABULOUS and exciting.

The author has always done spiritual themes really well, and this book is no exception. Christian readers will really like the way the faith element is handled and how the author shows God’s hand over all the events.

I finished with a satisfied feeling. I think I still prefer the characters in The Restitution, but this is an entertaining read that Regency readers will enjoy.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the review....I haven't read any of her books, but will look for them in the future.