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.
Charity’s Cross, Volume 4 in the Charles Towne Belles series by MaryLu Tyndall, is another great historical fiction novel that I enjoyed reading. Charity Westcott longs to be free from a husband who beats her, rapes her and makes her feel unwanted. She finally is free when her husband is accidentally shot while they were arguing. Charity, along with her maid, flees out of Portsmouth, England heading to the colonies, only when she arrives her brother-in-law is waiting. She sends her maid off and decides to jump ship.
Elias Dutton, pirate turned preacher is on his way to Barbados to help his sister when he sees a lady dangling from a ship and fall into the ocean. Elias jumps in and helps her only for her to be ungrateful. Elias is smitten with Charity’s beauty and only wants to help her. Once Charity is on land she has to figure out a way to escape from her brother-in-law so she sees Elias and pretends he is her husband and so she can escape to Barbados.
Will Elias find out why Charity is trying to get away? Will he be able to forgive her? Will they fall in love?
Charity’s Cross is an excellent book, I loved the character’s, the suspense, and the story line so much that I couldn’t put it down until I was finished. MaryLu has done it again! You will definitely not be disappointed in Charity’s Cross. Even though this is book 4 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading the first three books in The Charles Towne Belles series as they are about all the Westcott sisters.
Thank you to Celebrate Lit and the author for providing me with an ebook copy of this book for my honest review.
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