Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Length: 330 pages
Overview: Charity Westcott’s only desire is to be free. After suffering years at the hand of an abusive, controlling husband, she finds herself running for her life. Accused of murdering her husband, and with her brother-in-law bent on seeing her put to death for his murder, she flees England, hoping to be reunited with her family in Charles Towne. But, when her brother-in-law is waiting for her at the next port, she persuades Elias Dutton to pose as her husband so she can make passage on a ship leaving for Barbados. Not trusting Elais in the least—or any man for that matter—Charity tolerates the man’s questions and counsel only because she needs his help.
Elias Dutton is an enigma. He claims he is a preacher but also proves his skills as a ship’s captain, and admits to being the son of a pirate. He desperately needs to make his way to Barbados in order to insure the safety of his sister. When he sees a woman fall overboard he rescues her and then somehow finds himself posing as her husband. He doesn’t know what to make of Charity Westcott, but is sure there is much she is keeping from him. When he finds himself rescuing Charity once again from the clutches of a notorious pirate, he must kidnap her just to insure her safety. And that isn’t the last time that Elias must come to her aid.
Charity doesn’t want to like, let alone trust Elias Dutton. He is a man, and even if he proclaims to being a preacher, Charity knows firsthand that men of the cloth are no better than the vile men Elias has rescued her from. But, when Elias continues to put her safety above his own she can’t help but feel he is somehow different from any man she has ever known. But knowing Elias to be a man of such honor only solidifies in her heart that he could never accept a woman such as herself. She has lied to him from the start. Lies that are most definitely too monumental for him to forgive.
My Ideation: This was a fun story! Charity is a petite, beautiful spit-fire of a woman who is on a mission. Elias is an honest, decent man who is a preacher and so much more. This story has murder (or was it), a pirate adventure, thieving, and so much more.
Charity and Elias are two very different people. Elias is a preacher and Charity has sworn off God. Will Elias help Charity find her way back to God? Will he help her succeed in her mission? You must read it to find out!
This story brought excitement to the pages. It’s a story I couldn’t wait to read. Not only would I read it on my Ipad, but I would read it on my phone too! This is a definite, must read!
About the Author: Award winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida’s Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.
I received a free copy of this book for my honest opinion.