The Redemption by M.L. Tyndall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another swashbuckling romantic adventure by MaryLu Tyndall that made me gasp, smile and be glad I found this good read. One can never be disappointed with her stories and the wonderful messages that they contain.
The The Redemption is about Charlisse Bristol, a young English lady who escapes the tortuous hands of her minister uncle in London to head to Jamaica to find the father she never knew. Her mother had died when Charlisse was eight years old but Charlisse clung to the stories her mother had told her about the amazing man her father was. Charlisse was sure her uncle withheld letters from her father because her mother said that he would be coming to get them, yet he never did.
On her voyage to Jamaica, Charlisse's ship is torn apart by a storm. She survives and finds herself on a deserted island. After many weeks alone and desperate to be found or get on with it and die, she sees a pirate ship land on the island. She sees they are all savage looking pirates and not so sure she wants to be "rescued" by them after all. However, the smell of food and the grumbling in her stomach wins her internal battle and she sneaks into their camp after they seem to have all passed out from too much rum.
She of course gets caught by the dashing and dangerous looking Captain Edmund Merrick. She is brought aboard the ship where she is sure she will be ravaged by the foul looking pirates. Captain Merrick is determined to keep Charlisse safe from the others and after learning that her father is the feared pirate, Edward the Terror, safe from her kin as well!
Pirate fights ensue, near rape occurs, drinking around all the time and stinky pirates galore, Charlisse is sure there is no God. A God could not let all of these horrible things happen to her. Through it all, Merrick seems to be none of these but she is still confused as to what he wants with her. When Merrick is falsely accused of destroying a British ship and set to hang, Charlisse ends up finding God and finding deeper in her heart that she is in love with Merrick. Merrick couldn't be happier knowing that if he is to hang, at least in time he will be with Charlisse again. But alas! God will not let this be the end for them and we are whisked away on more adventures. I'll leave it at that for now!
There is no shortage of adventure, romance and faith in this fantastic book.
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