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Redemption has it all... swashbuckling adventure and romance on the high seas, and a boatload of faith. Tyndall's well-researched and masterful storytelling engages both heart and soul from start to finish. Simply wonderful. Linda Windsor, award-winning author
The Redemption is a rousing pirate adventure filled with sea battles, chases, arrests, and betrayal. M. L. Tyndall expertly interweaves history with fiction to create a spellbinding tale any lover of pirate romance will enjoy. Cindy Vallar, Editor Pirates and Privateers
The Redemption is a wonderful story with fast-paced action, soul searching introspection, and brushes of the miraculous that make the heart swell... The Redemption a must read for anyone with a love for a good story, historical pieces in general, pirate works in particular, or just a wish to get away to a tropical paradise for a few hours Roseanna White - Christian Review of Books
Would I recommend this book? Yes! For fans of historical fiction, pirates, romances, and just flat out good writing...Runout and get this book! Review by Erica Vetsch - Christian author andspeaker
MaryLu Tyndall has struck treasure with The Redemption! Sherri Myers, Romance Junkies
In classic style and voice, Tyndall skillfully braids breathing characters with Raider's of the Lost Ark non-stop plot conflict and action, forcing you to turn pages until the very end Frank Creed - A Frank Review
About the Author
- ASIN : B00JRFXFCO
- Publisher : Ransom Press (April 16, 2014)
- Publication date : April 16, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 5774 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 358 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0991092155
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #309,494 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The characters in this book are rich and well laid out. I felt like I could really identify with Charlisse and Merrick, especially when they had to really put their trust in the Lord. We all go through times where we have to really, really trust God. I could identify with them during their struggles. Wanting to maintain control and being impatient when waiting on God's timing.
During the course of this book, I felt like I could really feel what it was like to be on the ship. I was continually cheering on the love of Merrick and Charlisse and felt the longing in her heart to have her fathers love. Don't we all want that love of our father? Take the journey along with Charlisse to find the Love of her father on this exciting sea adventure! God had so much more in store for her!
I loved that the "pirate" was already saved when we first meet him and the girl (who usually is the Christian beacon of light to the heathen man in these kind of stories) was unsaved. Already shaking things up on Isle 1! Of course, the lead male is handsome and somewhat scarred (emotionally, mentally, physically...whichever is chosen), and the lead girl is the most beautiful, captivating creature the lead male has ever seen. That's to be expected - it's a romance. However, the characters did not come across as too perfect or too unrealistic to be worthy of "god/goddess" labeling. I appreciate when authors take the time to make the characters as more believable human beings. For example (only because this stuck out to me the most, and I haven't found another specimen like it): the lead girl actually sweats during the day - GASP! You mean, a woman in a love story actually perspired! That's not how this works! They're supposed to be perfect in a fictional story! They're supposed to always smell nice and have flawless hair and a beautiful complexion all the time! The fact that the characters were portrayed in a non-romanticized way makes me appreciate the story all the more.
Back to the Christian theme. I figured the Christian elements in this novel would be the stereotypical John 3:16 mold for salvation ("For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not die but have eternal life"), there might be some talk of forgiveness, definitely some "trust in the Lord with all your heart, your mind, your soul, your strength," and quite possibly a heaping of giving grace here and there. A good Christian novel (a REAL Christian novel) has at least two of those elements, right? Well, now..score two for the Tyndall team for coming out of left field by having all of those PLUS talking about having a personal relationship with God, spiritual warfare, healing through deliverance, and letting God be in control of your life! Not many Christian novels talk about that positively! I wish there had been a lot more on the Holy Spirit, but hey. I'll take what's there, Jack!
It was also a nice reprieve to have a developing romance that didn't make you feel slimed. Just because a novel is labeled "clean" doesn't mean it reads clean. Kissing can go from wholesome to raunchy with the right word choice. The chemistry between the main girl and main guy was intriguing enough to keep you reading on, but not so fast paced that the relationship felt rushed. I've read some novels where it felt like the "courting/dating" phase was rushed, and you lose some of the humanness when that happens. On a side note, when I first started reading this, I misread the lead guy's name. So, instead of "Merrick," I saw "Maverick," and instead of "Charlisse," I saw "Clarisse." By the time I realized my mistake, it was too late. Their names were forever going to be Maverick and Clarisse (even on to the end of the series).
Also, I appreciate a writer that knows how to write about pain and abuse without horrifying the reader. There were scenes of memories when I assumed there would be too much detail in what happened, but Tyndall scored another point. She wrote it in a way that didn't scare or shock, but delivered the truth of the evil done, and blasted into the scene with the truth that Jesus heals the injured places of the soul and spirit as well as the physical body. Not many fiction writers do this - instead, they write the pain in almost (if not all) full detail, and there's no hope or light shed into the darkness of those scenes. Overcoming hurt isn't all about focusing on the the injury and the abuser(s), but about the Healer taking away the pain and mending the wound. I so appreciate Tynall for writing this way.
I could go on and on about this book, but I won't anymore. It's a great read. It keeps you guessing. I would recommend everyone read this book if you want to read a Christian romance/adventure novel to break away from the "norm." Give it a try!
Lady Charlisse Bristol escapes her cruel uncle in England setting out on a voyage to find her father, whom she has not heard from in years. Her ship sinks in a storm and she is stranded on a remote island for weeks and near starvation. Charlisse is rescued by a pirate ship captained by handsome and enigmatic Edmund Merrick who is commissioned to seize and plunder Spanish galleons for the English crown.
Their mutual attraction is instantaneous but can Charlisse trust the wild-looking pirate leader? When he finally discovers her father to be one of the most violent and cruel pirates sailing in the West Indies, he attempts to protect her from the truth.
Chocked full of every pirate cliché ever seen on paper, it is a wonder that the hero and heroine survive at all, being constantly in danger from the elements, other pirates, their Spanish enemies, and even their allies, the English territorial government.
The author manages to weave through this wild and violent tale the elements of Christian redemption. It does not seem possible to combine piracy and Christianity but improbably it works here.
The book is over-the-top with harrowing sea battles, imprisonments, and life-threatening situations. In spite of this all, I liked it.....really-really liked it! I found it entertaining, thrilling, and full of heart-stopping suspense. And, of course, there is the emotionally wrenching painful approach/avoidance love the hero and heroine have for each other.
Devoid of overt sexuality or profanity, the book is still a full- throttle pirate adventure worth reading.
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Thank you MaryLu Tyndall for the pleasure!