Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Raven Saint

Author: M. L. Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Books
January 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60260-158-1
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Grace Westcott has spent her life serving the poor and telling them about God. But now it seems that the God she serves has abandoned her. While taking food to a poor family who allegedly had a sick child, Grace’s lady’s maid, Alice, sells her to a band of pirates who plan to make a fortune when they deliver to a rich plantation owner.

Captain Rafe Dubois expects to have his beautiful captive begging for her life, or fighting like a hissing cat. The last thing he expects is the woman acting like a refined lady, firm, yet kind, and winning over him and his crew, one at a time. But he has to deliver her to Columbia, which is what he was paid to do, despite Grace finding his weakness.

When Grace starts falling in love with her captive, she is forced to face her own fears and demons. Will she discover God’s purpose for this journey?

THE RAVEN SAINT is the third and final book in Ms. Tyndall’s Charles Towne Belles series, but it easily stands alone. Readers might want to read the first two books in the series though to get to know Grace’s sisters and read their romance on the high seas stories.

Grace is a judgemental heroine, yet faces difficulties with a refinement that is truly amazing. Rafe is a rakish hero that I couldn’t help but fall in love with, facing his demons with strength, and determined to do his job no matter what stands in his way. If you love pirate stories, you will not want to miss THE RAVEN SAINT or any of Ms. Tyndall’s books. $10.97. 320 pages.

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