Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall is a 328 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre. It was published by Ransom Press and released on January 16, 2016. To purchase your own copy, click here.
About the book
Suspected of killing her husband, Charity Westcott flees on the first ship out of Portsmouth, England heading for the colonies. Loathing all men after her abusive marriage, she hopes to reunite with her family in Charles Towne, but the ship ends up in Nassau. When she spots her husband’s brother, who is intent on seeing her hang, boarding her ship, she jumps overboard.
Elias Dutton, preacher and son of the famous pirate, Rowan Dutton, must get to Barbados as soon as possible. His sister is in danger, and his parents have charged him with her safety. He cannot let them down—again. But after rescuing a madcap woman from the bay, he now finds himself tricked into masquerading as her husband so they both can procure passage to Barbados.
Pirates, storms, shipwreck and betrayal threaten to delay the couple in their journey even as sparks fly between them. With her brother-in-law in fast pursuit, the last thing Charity wants is help from a man, especially a religious one, but she has no choice. After Elias’ heart was broken by a sordid woman who nearly ruined his life, he seeks a godly woman pure as the virgin sands of the Caribbean. He believes he has found such a woman in Charity. Until he discovers she is a murderer and is now faced with two choices: letting her go or turning her in to the authorities.
About the Author
Award-winning author MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida’s Coast. With more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. A Christy award nominee and Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award winner, MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandchildren and several stray cats on the California coast.
My Two Cents
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. I can not emphasize those words enough! In fact, I loved this book so much, I am going to add a giveaway for you to win the ebook version. You have to read it! I picked up the book and could not put it down – I was captivated from the start. Literally. Pirates, escape, betrayal. I was on the edge of my seat.
This is my first time reading MaryLu but it will not be my last. I loved her writing. Although this is book four in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. This is the first book I read but I have since bought books 1 – 3 because I enjoyed this one so much.
Charity’s Cross was fast-paced and well researched.The plot line was expertly written and easy to follow. The characters had depth and breadth. I loved that there were time that I wanted to reach in and shake a character. Those make the best books!
MaryLu weaves themes of Christianity throughout the book. When I finished reading Charity’s Cross, I was reminded and encourage by one theme in particular: GOD IS FAITHFUL. Sometimes we question if God hears us. Sometimes we question if God cares. He does and Charity’s Cross shows that powerfully.
I give this book an absolute five out of five stars! An encouraging read. A must read! At $4.99 for the ebook…this is a steal!
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13 thoughts on “Charity’s Cross Review + KINDLE FIRE Givaway”
I love the Christian theme! I can’t wait to read this novel.
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Thanks Caryl!! I hope you win!
Just about everything. =D Romance. Christian based. Adventure. Pirates. Sailing. and MaryLu Tyndall. What’s not to love? =)
Just about everything. Romance. Christian Based. Sailing. Pirates. Adventure. and Marylu Tyndall. what’s not to love? =D
Wow,. Thanks Amber!!
You’re welcome! =) i just love your books! =D
Thanks for the great review!! And for having your own giveaway! That’s so sweet. 🙂 God Bless!
Found out I just won at the last minute on the Facebook event post after all! So I’m getting a signed copy of Charity’s Cross after all! YAY! =D Figured by entering enough of the different giveaways, I was hoping to win it, or some of the other neat prizes out there, somewhere! But here’s still hoping you get a minimum of the required comments necessary for someone else to win the ebook version! But still hanging around the official giveaway! Ebooks of the rest of the Charles Town Belles would be nice! I’m like OCD and gotta read them first, after all! =D
What appeals to me is the Pirate theme of course. I also always enjoy how MaryLu weaves the Christian theme throughout her books.
I Like The Clean Part and The Domestic Violence issue parts of the book Thanks for having this giveaway I’m hoping to be able to read it soon Thanks for sharing I shared this blog post iamabho (at) gmail dot com
Is this part of a series I thought it was a stand alone?
It’s MaryLu….what more needs to be said…lol!! You know anything she writes is gonna be GOOD 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
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