06 September 2016

Noela reviews SHE WALKS IN POWER by MaryLu Tyndall

She Walks in Power

She Walks in Power (Protector of the Spear)
Ransom Press (September 2, 2016)

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****
Ransom Press (September 2, 2016)


Huzzah! Another winner from MaryLu Tyndall!

Venture if you dare, back into medieval England to encounter valiant and roguishly handsome knights atop their Destriers, with weapons at the ready as they go about the King’s business. Beware however, of the deep, dark shadows hovering among the forest trees and castle walls where even the most accomplished of knights will need to learn a new way of fighting.

Hidden in the Emerald forest since she was twelve for her own safety, Alexia D’Clere has been under the tutelage and guidance of a godly Friar— studying the Holy Scriptures, honing her ability to see and move in the spiritual realm, and mastering the bow and arrow. For upon Alexia, was the crucial task of protecting the Spear of Destiny—a powerful, holy relic, that was entrusted to Alexia for safekeeping. Her striking archery skills and agile ability to fly through the King’s forest to hunt and provide food for the hungry villagers, has her branded a thief and named the Falcon of the Emerald Forest. When an important Bishop arrives at Luxley Castle on a mission to find the Spear, the evil permeating the Castle darkens. Her life and others are in grave danger, and Alexia must learn to rise above her fear to allow the Spirit of God to work.

Three of the King’s elite knights, including the perfectly heroic Sir Ronar LePeine, first happened upon the mysterious and beautiful flame-haired warrior and her particularly pointy arrows in the forest, while accompanying the Bishop to Luxley Castle. Ronar is then surprised to see the enchanting outlaw disguised as a servant girl, at the Castle later. Why would she risk her freedom to be discovered, and as he soon finds out—to look after the sick Lady of Luxley Castle? Ronar is torn between exposing Alexia and gaining penance for the guilt of his many sins, or finding out more about this intriguing and captivating woman. His fascination with Alexia is set to overturn his world and he may just find himself in a spiritual battle of epic forces!

Wow, what a journey! Transcending not only back through the ages but also unveiling a spiritual realm we too often forget about. The vivid descriptions positioned me amidst the stone walls of the castle and within the mossy, verdant forest; the inspirational message reminds me to seek God’s wise counsel instead of allowing emotions to guide me; and the excitement had me holding my breath and then almost had me shouting aloud “Huzzah!” A highly recommended not-to-be missed experience!



*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the book mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.* 

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You can find this amazing book for purchase here: Amazon, B&N 
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GIVEAWAY: MaryLu Tyndall is very kindly giving away a PAPERBACK of her new release (USA only) for one blessed commenter below!! An E-BOOK is available for international entrants! Be sure to leave your email address written (at) and (dot) to protect against spammers.

65 comments:

  1. Love the cover. Thank you for the nice review. Have a blessed day, Noel

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    1. Lucy I agree, the cover is amazing!! Thanks and blessings on you!

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  2. sounds like a fantastic book! meezcarrie (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It certainly is Carrie, and a memorable one at that! Thanks for stopping by Carrie!

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  3. NOELA, I LOVE your exciting review! I'm ready to travel back to the medieval age and join those chivalrous knights and powerful princesses! I'm so excited for this release.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Do you have your quiver full of arrows, Caryl? I think you'd be a force to be reckoned with, especially in the spiritual realm!! But then I don't know of other skills you may possess, lol! Thanks Caryl, and all the best!

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  4. Would love this and my daughter would love this too! Awesome!!!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. I hope you get a hold of a copy then, Diane!! Perhaps with your entry! :) I hope to buy myself a copy when I can so I can share it around too, that's half the fun!

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  5. What a stellar review, NOELA! Captivating and exciting -- exactly like the book! Both you and ML Tyndall outdid yourselves on this one! Am excited to see how this story plays out as I'm about 3/4 of the way through!

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    1. Ahh I'm excited for you to finish, Diana! You must get back to me to let me know how you found the last quarter... And if you wanted to shout 'Huzzah', too! :D Thanks for your kind words too GF!

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  6. So much power and intensity. Great cover. Love the look of the Irish Reds my dad and grandmother was one. Great review.

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    1. MaryLu does power and intensity so well, Carla! And yes, how awesome is that cover?!! Great to have you come by!

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  7. Noela, your reviews are always so beautifully written. Are you sure you don't want to try your hand at writing a novel? Thank you, as always for such a wonderful review of my new book! I've got my granddaughter here sitting on my lap and she won't let me write too much LOL. She's 2 1/2! But thanks to everyone for your lovely comments too! I'll check back later. Love to all!

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    1. Aww thanks so much MaryLu, although I'm not so sure I could pull off a novel after reading so many phenomenal ones, like yours for example! Give your cute little g'daughter a hug from this Aussie, and a tickle too haha... I know mine love that! Well, they laugh so I think it means that, right? ;) Hugs!!

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  8. Loved your review, Noela - thank you, and loved 'She Walks in Power'!! Such a beautiful story, MaryLu amazes me with her storylines. I so love that no matter the storyline, she is always faithful to give God the praise in her character's lives.

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    1. Oh yes, she always amazes me too, Bonnie!! MaryLu writes those sort of novels that you know without a shadow of a doubt that you'll love, and find inspiration from! Thanks, Bonnie.

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  9. pamela244(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)comSeptember 6, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Love the cover. Would love to read this book

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    1. It's an amazing story, Pamela, and I truly hope you get to read it soon!

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  10. My reading stack could use a little adventure right now! MaryLu is always one to deliver a rich story with a kicker of a spiritual lesson and this new book intrigues me.

    geaneymail (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Well you're definitely going to the right source to get some adventure in your reading pile, Amanda!! Not to mention an outstanding story and kicker spiritual lessons! :) All the best!

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  11. I'm glad this book is already waiting on my Kindle to be read. It can't be soon enough, though, after reading your awesome review!

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    1. Oh yayy, I'm so glad you have this one waiting to be read, Marian!! I was hoping to convince you if you hadn't, lol. Enjoy, and thanks mdD!!

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  12. I've already won a copy of this one, but I'll gladly share! :-)

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  13. I've loved every MaryLu Tyndall book I've read but this one sounds like the best of them all! It sounds very intriguing and the same but different in many good ways!
    erika(dot)bend(at)hotmail(dot)ca

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    1. I think you'll absolutely LOVE this one Elizabeth (or Erika?)! Impossible for me to pick a favorite... I think for me they're all top shelf books!! :)

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  14. Can't wait to read this!
    Hshetrick23 (at) cox (dot) net

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    1. Hope that comes soon for you, Hannah!! :) Thanks for coming by!

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  15. What an exciting book to win. Thanks for the giveaway.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot[com]

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    1. We're so glad you came by to read about MaryLu's VERY exciting new release, Marilyn! All the best!!

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  16. This book looks so interesting. Thank you for the giveaway.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. It's our pleasure to organize this, Joan. And we have MaryLu Tyndall to thank for the giveaway. All the best with your entry!

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  17. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Marion! Hope you get to read MaryLu's amazing book soon!

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  18. Since I tend to gravitate towards contemporary fiction, it isn't often that historical fiction grabs my attention and makes it a must read. Mary Lu's book just happens to be one of them. I follow her blog and even her teaser are emotionally moving. When it comes to historical fiction, I think medieval history is a favorite. When homeschooling, it was also my favorite period of time to learn and teach about. Thank you for the review, Noela. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Medieval times are definitely very intriguing times to learn and read about. I love that MaryLu can take us on that journey with such an exciting story! Thanks so much for your comment, Terrill.

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  19. This does indeed sound like a winner. An empowering cover I must say.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Totally agree, Mary! Very different to most we see, isn't it? :) Love it too, and you'll love the story!!

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  20. I have had this on my list ever since I knew it was going to be released. I can't wait to read it. The cover is awesome.

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    1. I'm excited for you to read it too, Marguerite!! :)

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  21. I have been excitedly awaiting the release of this book. I have read several of MaryLu's books and look forward to reading her newest. Your review makes it even more enticing.

    chillirosen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you Mallori! I truly hope you get to read this exciting new book of MaryLu's soon! Blessings!

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  22. Ooooh, I can't wait to read it! It sounds like quite an adventure!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Ohh it sure is, Heidi!! Here's hoping you get to go on this wild adventure back to medieval England, soon!

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  23. Great review Noela!
    Congratulations MaryLu on your fantastic book, I loved it!
    Blessings, Tina

    ...p.s...not entering contest, I have the ebook...

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    1. Thank you Tina, and thanks so much for coming by to leave a comment! Hugs!!

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  24. Hi Everyone! My grandkids are back with their Mom and I just finished dinner with Hubby. What a lovely evening surprise to come over here and see all your kind comments!! You have truly blessed me tremendously! I wish I could answer everyone individually, but please know I enjoyed every comment and pray for God's greatest blessing on you all. I also wish I could give everyone a book, but alas, seems some red-haired archer ran off with my purse! LOL Hugs

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    1. Lol MaryLu! Mine too, so if you catch up to her, I'm pretty sure I had a few large pieces of gold in my purse! ;)

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  25. I'm soooo excited to read this book! I love the Medieval genre and MaryLu's books! Ahh! Okay...im done. kutlesswjam2011(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Haha I don't blame you for your excitement, Sarah. I was the same before I read it!! All the best!

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  26. Wonderful review of a fabulous book, Noela! MaryLu, you have written another winner.

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    1. Thank you Betti, and you are so right... It's a winner for sure! But we knew it would be, didn't we! :)

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  27. Looks like a great read (like her others!). Here's hoping to be a winner! Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. It absolutely is, Anne, and I hope you get to see that for yourself soon! All the best!

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  28. Thanks Noela for this review!This definitely sounds like an exciting, inspiring adventure!! Thanks also to Marylu for writing another great story for us to dive into and be inspired as well as entertained. Looking forward to reading it! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Lynne, it is all that and even more! :-) Oh yes, we are all so thankful to MaryLu, and the Lord, for MaryLu's brilliant and powerful stories! Bless you Lynne, here's hoping you get to read it soon!

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  29. I love Christian fiction set during the medieval time! What an exciting review. Can't Whitbread the book.

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    1. Hi 'malytom', thanks for coming by to read about MaryLu's new book! We will need your email however, in case you are our winner! :)

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  30. Thank you Noela for writing this book review! I've been waiting patiently for this new book to come out!! Reading this review has me wanting to race off to the bookstore!!

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    1. That's the truth Kayla! So many books I want!

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    2. That's awesome to hear, Kayla, thanks!! Appreciate you coming by the blog, and I hope you get to read this amazing book soon. :)

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  31. Very interesting! I have been watching this book on FB. I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. We're happy to give you this opportunity, Brenda! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I wish you all the best with your entry!

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  32. I was wondering/hoping this was a medieval when I first saw the cover .... There can never be enough to Christian medieval centuries So excited for this! Thanks for the chance to win! Jafuchi7(at)hawaii(dot)edu

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    1. I have to agree with you there, 'Jafuchi7'! Thanks for coming by to read about it. I hope you get the chance to read this amazing medieval novel soon. It's an amazing story!! :)

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