Monday, October 12, 2009

The Blue Enchantress by Marylu Tyndall 5/5 stars + *Favorite*

The Blue Enchantress
by Marylu Tyndall
Charles Towne Belles, Book 2

Barbour- Publisher
About the Book:

Get swept away in a high-tide of romance and adventure from acclaimed author M. L. Tyndall. Trying to forget about a painful past, Hope Westcott plunges into Charles Towne society trying to find love and acceptance. Captain Nathaniel Mason is determined to build his shipping business and doesn’t need a romantic entanglement—especially with a woman like Hope. When Hope’s adventure-seeking puts her freedom—and her life—in jeopardy, will Nathaniel turn his back or follow God’s voice and sacrifice everything to save her?

My review:
Oh. My. Goodness. I loved it! M.L. Tyndall has an amazing way of writing. She can write a suspenseful scene like no one else. Here is an example: “The maelstrom outside the tiny glass oval writhed in an undulating vision of raging black clouds one second and a hissing caldron of white-capped water the next.” I even became shaky during the hurricane! Tyndall draws you in, so that you are on the edge of your seat. She will make you laugh, cry, and never want to put the book down. Hope Westcott is a character that I think every woman can relate to. Broken by life, only valuing her outward appearance, she searches for love in all the wrong places. Tyndall has a way of putting you in the character’s shoes, and she makes the story come alive in a way that most authors never achieve. There was only one thing that I didn’t like and that is on the back cover. It says, “…God’s call on his life to become an impoverished pastor.” That is not true. God doesn’t want us to be impoverished. In the Bible it says that God wants us to be healthy and prosperous. However, in the book it is not said that he is called to be an impoverished pastor. It only says that he is poor now, and he will start out being a poor pastor, not that he must be, or is called to be, poor. I think this was a simple mistake in the writing of the back cover, as it is not portrayed that way in the book. I definite to-read!


Renee said...

I agree! I love Mary Lu's books and I'm eagerly awaiting the Raven Saint! Have you read her Legacy of the King's Pirates series? It is terrific as well, you should pick up the series if you have the chance because I think it's going out of print soon!

xoxo~ Renee

Cat said...

I love your review and YOUR blog looks lovely, too!

I definitely agree with you on the subject of the impoverished pastor

MaryLu Tyndall said...

Hi Carman, just dropping by to say Wow! Thank you so much for the great review!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. And thanks Renee and Cat for your comments.


Carman said...

Renee~ Yes, I have! I love that series. I really want to get it soon. ;)

Cat~ Thanks for stopping by! Thanks! I like it a lot, too.

Marylu~ You are welcome! Thanks for the great book. ;)