Redemption: Legacy of the King's Pirates book #1*****by MaryLu Tyndall
After years of suffering abuse from her Uncle, Bishop Henry Hemming, Lady Charlisse Bristol bartered for passage on board a ship leaving London heading to Port Royal in the Caribbean in search of Edward T. Bristol, her father she has never seen. Now she is shipwrecked and on an uninhabited island struggling to survive. Weeks pass without a ship in sight until one evening she hears men talkingâ€”pirates! Captain Edmund Merrick and his crew are making needed repairs on his ship the Redemption on an uninhabited islandâ€”or so he thought. He is surprised to find a beautiful woman on the deserted island. Charlisse is ultimately placed on the Redemption with the leering pirates, and locked in Captain Merrick's cabin for her safety. He sets a course for Port Royal, a two days journey in calm seas but they soon encounter a storm reminding Charlisse of her last storm at sea and it's outcome.
The captain is not your typical pirate/captain, he is a new Christian and has been commissioned by King Charles as a privateer to capture enemy pirates and bring them to justice. A pirate that prays?Determined to find her father, Charlisse asks Captain Merrick if he has heard Edward Terrance Bristol; but does not believe him when he says her father is known as the pirateâ€”Edward the Terror. No, her father is not a pirate. How can she find her father and prove Merrick wrong? But what will she do if he is right? There is much to their journey together, not all pleasant. Captain Merrick is captured and put in prison and is to be hanged. Charlisse is kidnapped and Merrick is unable to rescue her. Can she turn to Merrick's God when He left her alone all these years? Does God really love her enough to protect her from these evil pirates?
MaryLu's The Redemption has much to offer. A bit of history immersed with swashbuckling pirates, action, suspense, romance, surprising twists and turns, faith and inspiration and so much more. The story captured me from the first page to the last. There are characters to love and characters I did not like at all, all making a fantastic story.
~~I received an e-copy of this book from the author for my review~~
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.
I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
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!
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.
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.