Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Blue Enchantress

Author: M. L. Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Books
August 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60260-157-4
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Hope Westcott follows her lover onboard a ship, believing that he would marry her—after all, he said he would. But when she bursts into his stateroom, she discovers that Lord Falkland is very married, and worse, he hands her over to the captain to sell as a slave.

Captain Nathaniel Mason is trying to build his own shipping business, but when he sees Hope on an auction block, he recognizes the Admiral’s daughter from back home. When he sees the lustful men vying for her, Nathaniel purchases Hope, giving up all he owns to secure her freedom.

But Hope doesn’t seem to be appreciative of Nathaniel purchasing her freedom. Instead, she turns up her nose at the commoner, and starts flirting with other inappropriate males onboard the ship that Nathaniel has secured her passage home. What will it take for Hope to turn to God and appreciate the man who gave it all.

THE BLUE ENCHANTRESS is book two in the Charles Tenne Belles series, but it easily stands alone. Ms. Tyndall has made her mark in the publishing world by writing pirate stories, and she is excellent at seafaring adventure.

I enjoyed getting to know Nathaniel and Hope a bit through the pages of this book, though I admit that I didn’t care much for Hope or her attitude for much of the book. Her personality really changed throughout the story. And I did see how it plays out. The ending is a perfect tie-in to Ms. Tyndall’s third book in the series. $10.97. 320 pages.

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