Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Red Siren (Charles Towne Belles #1) by MaryLu Tyndall

Title: The Red Siren (Charles Towne Belles #1)
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Pages: 321
Year: 2009
Genre: Historical Romance (early 18th century)
Publisher: Barbour Publishing (Re-released in 2015 by Ransom Press)
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)

About the book:

     Worlds collide when a lady pirate meets a godly naval captain.

     Faith Westcott abandoned her shallow faith when a series of tragedies struck her family. To save herself and her sisters 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?

My review:

     This is an incredible historical romance!

     I quickly became caught up in the story of heartaches that Faith and her sisters had been through. I understood her desire to provide a safe place for all of them where they would be provided for. Faith had one major shortcoming though, just like most of us. She felt it was all up to her to take care of them. She was an incredibly strong and resourceful woman, especially given the fact that it is only 1718.

     As the book progresses we slowly learn about Dajon’s past and what has brought him to the Carolina coast. He has decided that the only way to redeem a past mistake is to be perfect at following all the rules of both God and man.

     I loved both of these characters and was captivated by their journey as they both learned about God and His grace and forgiveness. There were wonderful twists to the story and I wasn’t sure how things were going to work out until the very end.

     I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. The way this book ends sets up the second book in the series perfectly. I believe that books 1-3 should probably be read in order because of this.

     I am highly recommending this wonderful book and giving it a rating of 5 stars.

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