Elusive Hope by MaryLu Tyndall ~ Review

Elusive Hope (Escape to Paradise, #2)Lucie's Review: 

Picking up right where Forsaken Dreams  left off, the colonist have arrived in Brazil and are working together to establish a settlement. And everyone is working hard to make it work, except for the Scotts who were rich plantation owners before the war and think themselves too good for honest work. Their daughter Magnolia tries to help out, but nothing she does is good enough for his father, so she decides to find a way back to Charleston and to her former fiance.

Hayden Gayle was once a stowaway, but he has found his place, and had his own reasons for coming to Brazil, and the time has come to leave. So when Magnolia hires him to take her to Rio, he agrees.

There are plenty opportunities for Magnolia and Hayden to get to know each other over the course of their journey, even though initially there is plenty of name calling to go along with their bonding.

Back at the settlement they have discovered an ancient temple inhabited by evil spirits who have escaped and them commence forward to haunt the colonists, which led to a part of the storyline that I found weird and more than slightly disturbing.

My favorite parts of this book were the parts about Hayden and Magnolia, who both came to rely on each other so much during their journey as well as experience personal individual character growth.

Overall, the part about the temple was just really strange to me and I'm not completely sure if I can honestly recommend this book because of it. But for the most part I did enjoy this novel.

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