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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Blue Enchantress...Review

About the book:
Get swept away in a high-tide of romance and adventure from acclaimed author M. L. Tyndall. Trying to forget about a painful past, Hope Westcott plunges into Charles Towne society trying to find love and acceptance. Captain Nathaniel Mason is determined to build his shipping business and doesn t need a romantic entanglement especially with a woman like Hope. When Hope s adventure-seeking puts her freedom and her life in jeopardy, will Nathaniel turn his back or follow God s voice and sacrifice everything to save her?

A sequel to The Red Siren, the Westcott sisters' story continues with Hope's adventures. I enjoyed this one a lot more than I did the first one.

Always a bit reckless and believing Lord Falkland loves her, Hope Westcott has stowed away on his ship. When the book opens, Hope is standing on a slave auction block. The unscrupulous Lord Falkland denied knowing her and turned Hope over to the ship's captain, who is only interested in how much money he can obtain by selling her.

Captain Nathaniel Mason, a god-fearing man who has spent his life trying to overcome his upbringing, reluctantly comes to Hope's rescue, but his good deed soon becomes a great sacrifice. The question becomes, can he overcome his animosity and resentment towards Hope, and can hope overcome her animosity and resentment towards God?

Like it's predecessor, the story is completely implausible with pirates and hurricanes and shipwrecks. It's also quite entertaining and completely enthralling. Hope is likeable, and as you discover her history, you understand her behaviors. Nathaniel is a hero, but flawed, not perfect. The villains are annoying and while it's a bit preachy, God still triumphs over all.

The story is left open for the sequel about sister Grace, which should be out sometime next year.

Entertaining and easily recommended.

Thanks to First Wild Card and Angie Brillhart of Barbour Books for the opportunity to review this book. You can find out more about MaryLu Tyndall here. You can read the first chapter here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 8/09

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. I found both books fun and entertaining. I wanted to bop Hope for believing Lord Faulkner was in love with her!