The Redemption, Legacy of the Kings' Pirates Series #1
This is a fabulous Christian historical romance.
Lady Charlisse Bristol sets off on a voyage to find her father whom she never knew. Instead she finds herself shipwrecked on a deserted island in the Caribbean. After weeks, stranded by herself, she finds that her salvation comes in the form of a band of pirates. Their leader is fiercely handsome, Edmund Merrick. He is busy learning to walk a more godly path while still leading his crew. He now has added the task of shielding Charlisse from his lecherous crew to the task of trying to bring the cruelest pirates to justice. Can the supernatural power of God rescue Charlisee and Edmund from the danger and treachery that await them?
This book is filled with incredible swashbuckling adventure. The descriptions that MaryLu Tyndall includes of the pirate battles and life style were great. I loved the character development. The way she built the pasts of the characters up and revealed them slowly throughout the course of the book was great. It held my attention and drew me into the story just as much as the action packed sequences did. I also thoroughly enjoyed the strong belief in God that Edmund displayed. He was truly trying to serve Him even in the midst of wanting to be in control. It was wonderful to watch him grow in trusting God and turning control over to Him.
IÃ¢ÂÂm really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
February 1, 2014
Fabulous Pirating Adventure!
This is a well-written tale of adventure on the high seas. Edmund Merrick is a reformed man. He's become a Christian and a privateer. He still struggles with his old fleshly desires, but truly wants to be the man that God created him to be. Will he succeed as a Christian and be able to keep his career as a pirate captain? Charlisse Bristol has escaped her tyrannical uncle's clutches, and is off in search of the father she has never known. She is rescued by Captain Merrick after being stranded on an island. He agrees to take her to Port Royal in search of her father. But when he learns that the man she seeks is none other than Edward the Terror, a ferocious pirate and Merrick's former captain, how will Edmund protect the lady he has grown to love from the pirate he has vowed to bring to justice?
M.L. Tyndall has crafted a very difficult to put down book. The chapters are short and easy to read. The chapter titles offer teases as to the contents. The characters and settings are so real they almost pop off the page! The Christian theme is woven creatively throughout the story. I can't wait to read book 2 in the series!
June 14, 2012
The Redemption is MaryLu Tyndall's first book. It is the first book in the series Legacy of the King's Pirates series.
The Redemption is a romance between the charming hero, Captain Merrick, and the strong-willed Charlisse, who is escaping her brutal uncle and searching for her father. As the story progresses, both Charlisse and Merrick evolve into very likable characters who anyone can relate to. Their relationship is sweet and realistic.
This book combines many favorable elements: mystery, romance, danger, sea voyages, evil characters, godly characters, and also faith that is tried but overcomes.
This is a book that can't be put down, a page-turner. I loved it! I've read it five times, that is how good this book is.
June 9, 2012
Set during the 1660's, Ms. Tyndall's fast paced, high sea adventure had me captured from the opening scene.
At twenty, Lady Charlisse Bristol, leaves behind her cruel uncle in London in order to find her unknown father. After a shipwreck, she is found in a deserted island by some pirates and Captain Edmund Merrick. He offers to take Lady Charlisse on his ship and later he finds out about the identity of her father.
Very well developed main characters as well as some interesting secondary characters. I enjoyed as the christian hero helps turn Lady Charlisse to God.
This engaging Christian pirate book is packed with action and twists. This is a pirate series I would read over and over again.
Be aware that there is some adult conversation and scenes that it may or may not be suitable for younger readers or even conserative readers.
May 5, 2012