Friday, March 20, 2009
MaryLu Tyndall is a Christian Romance author that I got in touch with through Christian Romance author Linore Rose Burkard after I reviewed her novel Before the Season Ends. She contacted me about a possible book review, author interview and author guest blog. After I checked out her website to know more about her current released novel The Red Siren, I got back to her and we set up for an author interview that I posted on Tuesday, March 17 and an author guest blog for Thursday, March 19 and for a book review that I am posting today. Now for my review of MaryLu (M.L.) Tyndall's The Red Siren. Faith Westcott abandoned her shallow faith when a series of tragedies struck her family. There was just such misfortune happening to Faith and her family that she has stopped believing that God is watching over them. To save herself from forced marriages, this fiery, born-to-the-manor redhead is a lady by day and a pirate by night. That is something that only some really desperate ladies of this time would do because it took courage to turn to pirating when you were raised in strong religious family.
How long can she maintain this dual identity before she's caught red-handed? Well that is a question that has only recently been on Faith's mind since she met the God-fearing Dajon Waite, who scours the Carolina coast, expunging it of pirates, is a more-than-capable captain in the British Royal Navy. But when he is asked to take on the guardianship of Faith and her sisters, he's headed for deep water. Having vowed to avoid women, what will he do when he finds himself falling for Faith? Sir Wilhelm Carteret has always gotten everything he desired, but Faith seems to be unaffected by his charms and when he devises a plot to rid himself of his competition, more than Captain Waite's reputation is at stake as alarming secrets are revealed. Will Faith regain her trust in God only to find herself headed for the gallows? Will Dajon scuttle his good name—and neck—to save her?
I didn't think I would ever read more Christian Romance books after I read Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard. because I didn't know much about this genre. Well I'm glad that Linore spread the word about my book review for her on several of her Christian Romance communities. That is how MaryLu Tyndall came to get in touch with me about a book review as well as an author interview and an author guest blog. The Red Siren is the first book in her new series called Charles Towne Belles and it came out in January 2009. MaryLu (M.L.) writes historical Christian Romance that focuses on pirates, which is a favorite of mine since Johnny Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribben. I went to her website to find out more about her and her novels so I could get a feel for the novel she wanted reviewed. So I found out she had written a previous pirate series that I had to try as well because the blurb and covers intrigued me.
Now for the review of The Red Siren, which is my second historical Christian Romance and I think it will definitely not be my last. The heroine of the novel, Faith Westcott, is the second oldest sister of 4 girls and since her oldest sister Charity is married and her mother has recently died in child birth. She has taken the responsibility of taking care of her two younger sisters which isn't an easy task because they are ruled by a very stern and sometimes uncaring Admiral British Navy father who loves the sea than his daughters. This has led her to becoming a lady pirate in order to amass the fortune she would need to be independent for both herself and her younger sisters. I think that Faith is one amazing female character that has such strength that is not something women of that century are known for. I also think that Dajon and Faith are so made for one another because they have suffered their loses but in the end they return to their faith because it has helped them even though when they thought it wouldn't. I'm so looking forward to the next installment of the Charles Town Belle series called The Blue Enchantress. This is a keeper for me and I am going to look forward to reading some of her pervious novels as well as her future novels. I give this book 4 Open Books:
4 Open Books
Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
THE RED SIREN by M.L. Tyndall $ 14.95 (Book 1)(318 Pages)
The Red Siren by MaryLu Tyndall
WORLDS COLLIDE WHEN A LADY PIRATE MEETS A GODLY NAVAL CAPTIAN
Faith Westcott abandoned her shallow faith when a series of tragedies struck her family. To save herself from forced marriages, this fiery, born-to-the-manor redhead is a lady by day and a pirate by night. How long can she maintain this dual identity before she's caught red-handed? God-fearing Dajon Waite, who scours the Carolina coast, expunging it of pirates, is a more-than-capable captain in the British Royal Navy. But when he is asked to take on the guardianship of Faith and her sisters, he's headed for deep water. Having vowed to avoid women, what will he do when he finds himself falling for Faith? Sir Wilhelm Carteret has always gotten everything he desired, but Faith seems to be unaffected by his charms. When he devises a plot to rid himself of his competition, more than Captain Waite's reputation is at stake as alarming secrets are revealed. Will Faith regain her trust in God only to find herself headed for the gallows? Will Dajon scuttle his good name—and neck—to save her?

2 comments:

  1. Phoebe, just dropping by to say thank you so much for hosting me and my book, The Red Siren on your blog! I'm really glad you liked it. :-)

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  2. Thank you MaryLu! I now have another author to watch out for because I am now a fan of your work.

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