Monday, March 14, 2016

Charity's Cross by MaryLu Tyndall

Suspected of killing her husband, Charity Westcott flees on the first ship out of Portsmouth, England heading for the colonies. Loathing all men after her abusive marriage, she hopes to reunite with her family in Charles Towne, but she ends up in Nassau. When she spots her husband's brother, who is intent on seeing her hang, boarding her ship, she jumps overboard.
Elias Dutton, pirate turned preacher and son of the famous pirate, Rowan Dutton, must get to Barbados as soon as possible. His sister is in danger, and his parents have charged him with her safety. He cannot let them down-again. But after rescuing a madcap woman from the bay, he now finds himself tricked into masquerading as her husband so they both can procure passage to Barbados.
Pirates, storms, shipwreck and betrayal threaten to delay the couple in their journey even as sparks fly between them. With her brother-in-law in fast pursuit, the last thing Charity wants is help from a man, especially a religious one, but she has no choice. After Elias' heart was broken by a sordid woman
who nearly ruined his life, he seeks a godly woman pure as the virgin sands of the Caribbean. He believes he has found such a woman in Charity. Until he discovers she is a murderer and is now faced with two choices: letting her go or turning her in to the authorities.

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MaryLu Tyndall
About the Author:
MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award finalist and bestselling author of the Legacy of the King s Pirates series, is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on the California coast with her husband, six kids, and four cats. Her passion is to write page-turning, romantic adventures that not only entertain but open people s eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

My Take:

My first book by MaryLu, and I have to say I am impressed! Once I got started it was difficult to stop reading and quit turning pages. (Well sliding my finger across my Kindle) Since my copy was digital, it did take me longer to read, as I do not really enjoy reading e-books as much as a paperback. But I was not deterred! This book is too exciting to let much get in the way of finding out what happens next.

Charity runs away after her abusive husband is shot. Her brother-in-law, hot on her heels, to catch bring back his brother's murderer. She evades him for a season, by hopping on a ship, then jumping overboard, only to be rescued by a preacher pirate. Rescuing ladies in distress seems to be a common practice for Elias, especially this lady, who time after time, gets herself in the most unbelievable predicaments. Elias can't figure out what is going on with her, except she is definitely independent, stubborn and avoids the touch of a man like the plague.

Charity wants no help from a man, any man, especially not Elias - a preacher, but somehow she cannot seem to avoid finding herself over and over in his debt for saving her life yet again. But she also cannot be honest with him, and neither can she figure him out. Is he a preacher or a pirate, or maybe someone her brother in law has hired to bring her in. 

I loved this book! I like MaryLu's style of writing. I enjoyed her humor, as well as her spiritual take on things. This book is about forgiveness, recognizing God's plan for our lives, and a gentle reminder that God is always with us, even when we can't see him. It's about answered prayer, faith and God's power demonstrated in our lives. It's about pride and humility, letting go of what is not our burden to carry, redemption. A must read! I am looking forward to reading another one of MaryLu's books soon!

I was blessed with a copy of this book by the author and Celebrate Lit blogging group in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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