Book Review: “Charity’s Cross” By MaryLu TyndallMarch 7, 2016 at 1:26 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, M. L. Tyndall, Romance Fiction, Thriller
From the back cover: 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.
I have to say that MaryLu Tyndall really knows how to tell a story. The death happens on page one and that is where the story begins. Charity is on the run because Charles, her husband’s brother, wants to see her hang. She joins up with Elias Dutton and that is when things really get interesting. These two have to learn how to live with one another in order just to stay alive. Elias is a preacher as well as a pirate. Charity has no money, no anything really and is totally needy of Elias even though she doesn’t want to admit it. All of the elements of high adventure are here: on land there is treachery and betrayal, on the sea there is action, adventure, suspense, swordplay as well as bravery and honor. Then just to make it more interesting Ms. Tyndall gave us a romance. The highlight of this book is faith. It is Elias, and his belief in God, that will keep them both alive so that God can fulfill His purpose. There is a lot going on in “Charity’s Cross” which is good because it keeps you interested and flipping pages as fast as you can read. Don’t start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it. I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book from this highly talented author.
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