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07 September 2011

Revealing Excerpt B - Snappiest Dialogue Clash

And Except B is from...Marylu Tyndall's Surrender the Heart.
Read the Excerpt here.

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A young mistrustful lady, desperate to save her family

A man, burdened by guilt, desperate to please his

Both caught in the brink of a war that could change the course of history forever

On the brink of the War of 1812, Marianne Denton must marry to unlock her inheritance. Without the money, her mother can’t receive medical care and her sister will be destitute. But Noah Brenin needs to sail his cargo to England before the war commences in order to prove his worth to his father and make enough money so he won’t have to marry at all.

But when Noah walks out on their engagement party, Maria nne chases him down and ends up on his merchantman out at sea. The situation worsens when Noah’s ship encounters a British man-of-war and the couple is impressed into the British navy.

While a young lad’s prophecy of destiny looms over them both, Maria nne and Noah are forced to face their darkest fears as they desperately try to find a way to escape and fulfill their destinies—destinies that could change the course of the war and history forever.

Marylu wants to know:

Place in order of the most important thing to you that makes a good book to the least important. Great characters, unique setting, dialogue, interesting plot, adventure, theme, romance, mystery, and suspense.
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Gail Pallotta said... Wednesday, 07 September, 2011

Hi Mary Lu,

Congratulations on your new book. It sounds great. Okay for your question -- plot, characters, dialogue, theme, mystery, suspense, romance, adventure. Hope I got them all.

Unknown said... Wednesday, 07 September, 2011

Hi Mary Lu!

Writing style would have to come first for me. If I don't enjoy the writing style, then it makes it hard to get through the book. Then, great characters. The characters are what make the book come alive. Interesting plot would be third. Next, romance, dialouge, adventure, theme, mystery, and unique settings.

Rebekah said... Wednesday, 07 September, 2011

Wow. That's a hard question. I know that it's definitely the plot that makes me pick a book up, but it's the characters that make the book truly great. I mean, when have you read a book with lovable characters and not deemed it a great read? Also, I love dialogue. I'm a dialogue girl.

Lisa Lickel said... Thursday, 08 September, 2011

I'd have to go pretty much with your list, Marylu. I can forgive some plot and minimal setting, but if the people aren't interesting...

Michelle Massaro said... Friday, 09 September, 2011

Thanks for being here, MaryLu. It's such a pleasure getting to know you! I don't think I could prioritize that list of yours. It just all has to gel together into a nice whipped springy thing! =)

Item Reviewed: Revealing Excerpt B - Snappiest Dialogue Clash Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Lisa Lickel