Saturday, June 28, 2014

THE RANSOM by Mary Lu Tyndall

First off, loved the cover of this book.  This is book 4 in the Legacy of the King's Pirates. It takes place in Port Royal, Jamaica in 1692, when pirates were alive and well.  You will find yourself on board the pirate's ship and feel the salty breeze in your face as you try to gain your sea legs.  Mary Lu Tyndall does a great job writing pirate, sea-faring adventures.  As it states at the back of her book, "she makes no excuses for the deep 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."  And to that I heartily agree.

Juliana Dutton is a young woman who works at an orphanage when she is not trying to handle her father's shipping business and take care of her dying father who has never showed her any love.  She has lost her mother and is trying to keep her twin brother from spoiling the family name by his lifestyle.  So it is no wonder she questions where God is in her life.

The Pirate Earl finds himself attracted to this young woman and has to keep rescuing her from the precarious positions she keeps finding herself in. But Juliana doesn't seem to realize to what lengths this pirate will go to help her and when she discovers his secret she may never forgive him or learn to ever trust him.

Get ready for some high seas adventure.  This story can easily be read as a stand alone.  The Pirate Earl's father is the pirate from The Redemption so this story takes place years later.  There is also a very severe disaster at the end of this story, which I thought was a little over the top, but then as a historical side note at the back of the book the author gives the facts of how this really did take place.  If you like high seas adventure, pirates and romance then be prepared to enjoy yourself matey!

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