Elusive Hope is the second book in MaryLu Tyndall's Escape to Paradise series. This book is a continuation of the first in the series where colonists left the south after the Civil War in order to find a new utopia in South America. It focuses on the story of Magnolia Scott and Hayden Gale.
If you read book one, you'll know that these two characters aren't the most lovable. They both have many flaws, as do every one of us. Our heroine, Magnolia was forced by her father to leave the south and is desperate to get back to everything she loved in the states including her fiance. Hayden came to Brazil in order to find his father and punish him for what happened to his mother.
While in South America Magnolia hears of a ship heading back to the states and attaches herself to Hayden in order to try and get to it. Hayden has his own reasons for letting Magnolia tag along and they aren't so noble. Their journey through the dark and mysterious jungle is filled with beauty, suspense, and even spiritual warfare!
MaryLu really brings the story to life with vivid descriptions of the characters and the lush vegetation in the jungle. She makes it hard for you to put down Elusive Hope. Luckily there will be another book in this series very shortly!
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.