Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Raven Saint by MaryLu Tyndall ~ 5/5 stars + favorite!

The Raven Saint
MaryLu Tyndall
Charles Towne Belles series, #3

Barbour Publishing
About the book:
When Grace Westcott is kidnapped by a French mercenary, tossed aboard his ship, and told she will be sold to a Spanish Don in Columbia, she cannot imagine what she has done to deserve such a horrid fate. She has spent her entire life serving God and helping the poor, not to mention trying to save the souls of her two wayward sisters. Thinking perhaps God has sent her to preach to the vile captain and his crew, Grace's every attempt to correct their sinful ways is rewarded with only mockery. When Grace's situation grows far worse than she could imagine, she is forced to face her own human weaknesses. But she isn't prepared to face her biggest weakness of all-falling in love with the nefarious captain, Rafe Dubois.

My review:
The Raven Saint is the exciting conclusion to the Charles Towne Belles series. This book is absolutely wonderful. I cannot say how much I enjoyed it. I loved the message about not judging others, and trusting God with every situation that you face in life. Grace undergoes a beautiful transformation from a judgmental religious person, to a kind, understanding young woman with a true relationship with God. Captain Rafe Dubois finds it hard (if not impossible) to trust others because of numerous betrayals that he has suffered. With God working in their hearts they come to understand that trust and forgiveness are the important things, and revenge will never satisfy. This whole series should be on your immediate TBR list.


Anonymous said...

Sounds so good and I love the cover art! :O)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ahhhh I CANNOT wait to read this! I know it will be awesome since all of MaryLu's books I've read, I've loved! Thank you for the review, I love to read them!

xoxo~ Renee

Ashley W. said...

Awesome review! I love The Raven Saint too. I'm hoping to post my review somtime today but, my needs a little work:~)
Many Blessings,

Julie Lessman said...

OMIGOSH, I am halfway through The Raven Saint and absolutely LOVE it!! MaryLu, you are SOOOO good!