MaryLu Tyndall totally captured my attention with this book, The Redemption, the story of a pirate Captain with a new-found faith in God. The once ruthless Edmund Merrick has vowed to rid the seas of the most vicious of pirates that would pillage, plunder, and ravage the very seas which he sails, and bring them to justice. Merrick has his sights set on one man in particularthe fearsome Edward the Terror. But while his ship is grounded on a deserted island for maintenance, Merrick stumbles upon a beautiful woman, half starved, the lone survivor of a sunken ship. He rescues the Lady Charlisse Bristol from her lonely plight on the island, only to have to protect her from his crew. Not to mention he finds himself falling in love with her. What he doesnt know is that there is a connection between the lovely Charlisse and the man whom he hunts and has sworn to capture. The Redemption is a swash-buckling masterpiece filled with adventure, romance, and the wonderful message of Gods love and how it heals all wounds.
The Redemption: a swashbuckling, Christian romance
October 8, 2014
It is time to set sail on the high seas with a cast of characters that will steal your heart and leave you wanting more. Charlisse Bristol is embarking on her first adventure on the high seas. Always under the watchful eye of her evil uncle, Charlisse has finally escaped him and is sailing off in search of her long-lost father. When her ship falls prey to a storm, Charlisse awakens washed ashore on a deserted island determined to make the best of things. Enter Captain Edmund Merrick, who has landed on the same island with his crew to rest and repair his own ship. After meeting, Charlisse enlists Edmunds help in finding her father. Will Edmund help her or does he have his own agenda. The Redemption is a creative, engaging, and swashbuckling, Christian romance that will take your breath away and leave you on your knees.
I'm not the high seas and pirate type of reader but bought all 3 books on a whim. I'm so glad I did since there was great adventure and lots of God references. Frequently problems and complications caused doubts and fear but God's love shines throughout the book. If you like adventure and excitement you will enjoy this series. I love how the titles reflect the faith lesson learned.
MaryLu Tyndall is an amazing writer. In each novel she has written, you can definitely see the hands of God. In the Redemption, you have a story of adventure, love and intrigue. But most of all, you see how God gives us the redemption that we all need in our lives. This is Book One of a trilogy, so you must read all three! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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~~