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Monday, December 26, 2011

Book Review - "The Redemption" by MaryLu Tyndall


Book Summary
Lady Charlisse Bristol sets off on a voyage in search of a father she never knew, only to find herself shipwrecked on a desert island. Near starvation, she is rescued by a band of pirates and their fiercely handsome leader, Edmund Merrick. Will Clarisse win her struggle against the seductive lure of this pirate captain? 

While battling his attraction to this winsome lady, Edmund offers to help Charlisse on her quest-until he discovers her father is none other than Edward the Terror, the cruelest pirate on the Caribbean. Can Edmund win this lady's love while shielding her from his lecherous crew and working to bring her father to justice? 

My Review
I originally read and reviewed The Redemption in 2006, but now that The Legacy of the King's Pirates trilogy is being re-released, I thought it would be great idea to tell you about it. The books are The Redemption, The Reliance, and The Restitution, all set in the colonial period in the Caribbean seas.  This particular review is on the first book, The Redemption and you won't be disappointed--I assure you. 

I didn't know what to expect when I discovered MaryLu Tyndall had written a Christian fiction book about pirates. I thought that perhaps the hero would be a fierce, hard-hearted rogue like Black Beard's reputation, and that perhaps the heroine would have to win him to salvation and forever change his life. I was wrong. Tyndall managed to surprise me with the storyline, and she has written a superb debut novel!

Tyndall has a writing voice that gives the reader a clear and vivid picture of what is happening in each scene. Her narrative descriptions are not long boring paragraphs that I have often read in historical novels. Instead, she manages to lace the description through characters' thoughts, dialogue and other ways that doesn't bog the reader down with long-winded paragraphs.

The reader can feel the emotion of each character, understand their motives and goals, and the temptation that the hero and heroine struggle to overcome. The villians in this book are true villians. There was no hint of a villian as one will sometimes read in a Christian fiction book. The story and characters seemed real and believable. Don't miss this trilogy.

To buy the book, go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
To learn more about the author, visit MaryLu Tyndall's site.


  1. Oh, I'm such a MaryLu fan! Thanks, Jennifer, for a wonderful, tempting post:) I've not read these yet but am going to do so now. Love the titles and covers, too. GO MARYLU:)!!

  2. Thanks Laura! This was my first series published and the stories of my heart! I'm so happy to have them re-released!!

  3. I really enjoyed this book and I'm so glad to see that this trilogy will be re-released!

  4. Thanks for the great review, Jennifer!

  5. I enjoyed The Redemption and it was one of the first, if not the first, I read when I first got my Kindle. Thanks for the post Jennifer! It is good to hear these are re-released, MaryLu!

  6. OH! I'm definitely going to get my hands on the rest now! I got a new Kindle for Christmas, so I'm on a shopping spree! Yeah! Thank you, MaryLu for writing these exciting books!


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