Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Charity's Cross

Charity's Cross
Charles Towne Belles, Book 4
Mary Lu Tyndall
(Ransom Press)
ISBN: 978-0997167115
January 2016/328 pages/$11.95

From the Winner of 2015's Inspirational Readers Choice Award for The Ransom comes a new romantic adventure!

Suspected of killing her husband, Charity Westcott flees on the first ship out of Portsmouth, England heading for the colonies. Loathing all men after her abusive marriage, she hopes to reunite with her family in Charles Towne, but the ship’s destination is Nassau. When she spots her husband’s brother, who is intent on seeing her hang, boarding her ship, she jumps overboard.

Elias Dutton, missionary and son of the famous pirate, Rowan Dutton, must get to Barbados as soon as possible. His sister is in danger, and his parents have charged him with her safety. He cannot let them down—again. But after rescuing a madcap woman from the bay, he now finds himself tricked into masquerading as her husband so they both can procure passage to Barbados.

Pirates, storms, shipwreck and betrayal threaten to delay the couple in their journey even as sparks fly between them. With her brother-in-law in fast pursuit, the last thing Charity wants is help from a man, especially a religious one, but she has no choice. After Elias’ heart was broken by a sordid woman who nearly ruined his life, he seeks a godly woman pure as the virgin sands of the Caribbean. He believes he has found such a woman in Charity. Until he discovers she is a murderer and is now faced with two choices: letting her go or turning her in to the authorities.

Read the first chapterhere.


A Christy Award finalist and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of tall ships and swashbuckling heroes during her childhood years on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years. Trapped in a land-locked cubicle, she was often seen pounding furiously upon the keyboard during her lunch hour, creating what would become her Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, all the while believing God’s promise to her that. “If you write it, I will get it published”. And He did! Fourteen books later, her loving husband and six children still haven’t gotten used to her historic costumes and nautical speech.

MaryLu describes herself as an introvert, patriot, mother of six, the neighborhood cat-lady, tall ship enthusiast, friend of pirates and mermaids, obsessive compulsive control freak, history lover, hopeless romantic, and a sword wielding princess-warrior of the King of Kings. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She continues to pen her romantic tales on the California coast while managing a home, husband, six adult kids, and several stray cats who have decided that her keyboard is the best place to sleep! She believes that without popcorn and chocolate, life would not be worth living, and her sole motivation in life is to bring others closer to God.

Visit her website, Facebook page, and Pinterest to learn more.


No one writes high seas adventure stories like MaryLu Tyndall, and she pulls out all the stops with this final volume in her Charles Towne Belles series. While each book stands alone, you don't want to miss a single one! Charity's Cross opens with a bang, and the adrenaline-laced action doesn't pause until the final page is turned. Flawed and far too impulsive, Charity nonetheless endeared herself to me, as did Elias, who is the ultimate hero. Tyndall carefully weaves a magnificent faith theme into this story, and the final scenes took my breath away. Don't miss this incredible novel of love and trust.

I purchased a digital copy of this book.


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MaryLu Tyndall said...

Thank you so much, Linda!! Thrilled you enjoyed the book. :-) Blessings!