The Reliance is the continuing story of Charlisse and Edmund Merrick. Three years after their marriage, they find themselves in the middle of an attack upon the city in which they are staying. As they run for their lives, a momentary diversion causes them to become separated and in the end, Merrick believes his wife to be dead. Feeling that God has let him down, he turns his back on Him and returns to his old ways, albeit to a lesser degree. While Merricks old life threatens to consume him, Charlisse is faced with imprisonment from her husbands arch enemy, former first mate Kent Carlton. She vows to escape the fierce pirate captain as soon as she can and go in search of her husband. But will what she finds bring her joy or break her heart? In another masterful swash-buckling tale, MaryLu Tyndall shows how God can heal a broken heart.
I got this as part of the set and so glad I did. The point where book one left off this one picked up and continued the story. I don't typically care for pirate stories but these books have changed my mind. I felt like I was there with the characters as they fought through problems and setbacks. While some issues were difficult (but critical to the story) they were handled discreetly. There were frequent references to God and I know that going along on the adventure showed me ways to strengthen my faith in adversity. I definitely recommend this book!
Book Two! Just as great as the first book, The Reliance continues its story. The storyline is so appealing, you are never disappointed. Sometimes you feel like you are a part of the story. The emotions are so real.....captivating! If you love reading about adventure on the high seas, pirates, romance and God's amazing power, you must own this trilogy!
As they battle the tempests that threaten to tear them apart, is there any way Edmund and Charlisse can regain the helm and steer their way back to the haven they both so desperately seek? Or will their love drown in a whirlpool of treachery and deceit?
This is a wonderfully written swashbuckling adventure. At the same time it is an incredibly well written look at how past baggage and methods of dealing with problems can take over again for believers when disaster strikes. The character development is fantastic, not only for the two main characters but also for a fairly large number of secondary ones.
Both Charlisse and Edmund had go-to ways of dealing with problems. As well as thought patterns that had developed before they accepted Christ. When they are torn apart and believe the worst they each revert to their past methods. The battle then becomes one of trying to trust God and believe what they had learned of Him.
Not only does this well-written books have an intriguing plot and engaging characters (even the villains), but the spiritual aspect of the book was a balm to my soul. It's powerful as well as entertaining. It's a must-read.