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The Blue Enchantress by Marylu Tyndall

November 4th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Source: Won this from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer Giveaway

Availability: In Stores Now

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

I give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Amazon.com: 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?

For years I have had a thing for romances that take place on the high seas so this book immediately caught my attention.  Somehow I missed that it was a Christian Fiction book which I am always a little leery about because I don’t like books that are overly preachy.  While this book has a lot of preaching, miracles from God, etc I still found myself enthralled.  I finished this book in one day and did not want to put it down until I was done.  I felt sorry for Hope as she is being auctioned off as an indentured servant but she quickly lost my sympathy with her attitude.  She was a flirt who did not realize how her actions affected others.  I had similar feelings with Nathaniel in that I initially was really impressed with his gallantry in rescuing Hope but then he turned me off by being so judgmental.  Yes, I did just state that Hope seemed to be an insensitive flirt but as a Christian one would expect him to withhold judgment on someone he did not truly know.

What held me so captivated was watching the transformation of both Hope and Nathaniel as they both realize their faults and begin to over come them and finally realize that they love one another.  The supporting cast was also wonderful.  I loved Abigail although I find it almost unreal that someone could be that perfect.  My other favorite character was Captain Poole.  It was my first time reading about a pirate who honors others marriage vows and is also god fearing.

This was a wonderfully fun read that left me wanting to read more from Tyndall.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Christian Fiction

5 Responses

  1. Kailana

    This looks intriguing, but at the same time doesn’t… I am not a huge fan of the cover.

  2. dsuzuki

    Kailana-yes, the cover was a turn off (in fact didn’t pick up the previous book because of the cover) so glad I won this.

  3. Alyssa @ Teens Read and Write

    I haven’t heard of this book or the author. I’ll have to check her out. And I don’t like the cover either.

  4. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    I also hate the cover! (and the yellow tones bug me when the word Blue is in the title!)

    I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it…Tyndall does have a great style. :) you sure are a fast reader!

  5. dsuzuki

    I know, you would think they would choose a blue theme. It helps me read faster if it’s a good book. Maybe I will have to check out the first book despite the cover.

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