Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall is a 328 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre. It was published by Ransom Press and released on January 16, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here.
About the book
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 the ship 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, 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.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This book had my attention from the first sentence, that started off with a BANG! Literally. Charity Westcott has had enough of her marriage and abusive husband. Taking care of the matter sends Charity on a ship bound for Barbados, with a lot of action in between! Elias Dutton is on his way to Barbados to make sure his sister stays safe, but now he has his little mermaid to take care of as well. The meeting of these two was unusual, to say the least. MaryLu Tyndale writes another amazing story that will have you in awe for quite a while after you finish reading.
I love Charity’s spunky, determined and humorous character, though she really wasn’t trying to be funny. My heart breaks for her as the dreams continue to ruin her sleep at night, dreams of the man who treated her so horribly. Her journey wasn’t the most pleasant, being the only woman on the ship, and posing as Elias’ husband in order to get a free passage as well as keep her from the other men they were sailing with. I don’t like to give away a lot of the plot, so I won’t, I will just say Charity’ Cross is a read gem to read. I love MaryLu Tyndale’s books, and each one gets better and better!
I received this book from Celebration Lit Blog Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
About the Author
Award-winning author MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida’s Coast. With more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. 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. A Christy award nominee and Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award winner, MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandchildren and several stray cats on the California coast.
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