Get ready to Surrender If I could give this book a six star rating, I would have. Mrs. Jackson surpassed her usual great story telling and wrote a magnanimous story. "Surrender" was the Best of the Best. This book was a Family Reunion. All the Madaris' were present an accounted for. It felt like old home week. Brenda brought each member of the family up to date. I felt like I was hearing good news from members of my own family. Let me tell you when I picked up this book, I did not put it down until I was finished. I read well over into the night. It was worth any sleep that I lose, believe me. "Surrender" was sensational, intriguing, romantic, and just down right "HOT" (Imagine, an African-American/Cherokee, six foot male in a loincloth!!! Wow!!!!) It was the battle between the sexes. Colonel Ashton Sinclair, Of The United Stated Marines, against Netherland Blooms owner of the well known "Sisters Restaurant".
He wanted her from the very first time he saw her. She was attracted to him, but was reluctant to admit it, because she made a promise years before that she would not date or marry a military man. The magnetism between the two was most unique. I could feel their attraction pulling me from the pages of my book. I found myself laughing out loud and talking to the characters of the book. Ashton would come to "Sisters" every night and sit in the same spot and watch her work, while he had dinner. Netherland did every thing in her power to avoid him. Then came the big auction. Colonel Sinclair was the Main Attraction. Nettie, finally realizing her true feeling. She was determined she had to make the highest bid at the auction. The prize would be a weekend with the Colonel. If you have read the other sagas of the Madaris family and friends this book is a most. If you have not, my advice to you is to start looking now and buy the series, because you a missing out on the best reads of your life.