Friday, June 19, 2015

The Reckoning (Legacy of the King's Pirates #5) by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: The Reckoning (Legacy of the King’s Pirates #5)
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Pages: 330
Release Date: June 5, 2015 (print), June 19, 2015 (eBook)
Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel
Publisher: Ransom Press
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course, it wasn’t real. Her wealthy father had obviously staged it all in an effort to get her mind off her upcoming chemo. Or had he?

     Pirate Rowan Dutton seeks enough treasure to repay a debt to his sister and reinstate the Dutton name among British Jamaican Society. He is but one major haul away from accomplishing his goal what a strange woman appears on his ship and causes him to lose his prey. Despite his anger, he is enthralled with the little minx, her strange clothing, odd speech, and her insistence that they are all actors playing a charade paid for by her father.

     Yet when the brazen little lady divulges Rowan’s secret to a longtime nemesis, events are triggered that could cost them both their lives and change the course of history forever.

My review:

     This is a fascinating historical romance.

     There is a marvelous time travel twist included in this book. I love the way that Morgan reacts when she first travels through time. It seemed to be handled in a very believable way.

     The main characters are Morgan Shaw and Rowan Dutton. Two people couldn’t be more different than these two. They are incredibly well developed and, dare I say, both are very likeable. I found it very amusing the way the two of them butted heads over just about everything they talked about.

     There are a lot of new secondary characters in this book. There are also a few appearances by a number of the main characters that I loved from the previous books in this series. It was fun to see them again and catch up a little bit on what they have been doing since their books ended.

     MaryLu included fantastic descriptions of sea battles and great “pirate talk” dialog that added great color and excitement to the story. There were also a number of people with a deep seated belief in God that encouraged others to trust Him as well.

     I was completely delighted with this story and can’t recommend it highly enough. I have to give it a rating of 5 stars. This is a series that should be read in order though. But that isn’t a bad thing since each book in the series is just as great.

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