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.
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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.
Acclaimed author MaryLu Tyndall has once again written a captivating and thrilling page-turning story that readers will not want to put down. Charity’s Cross, book four in the Charles Towne Belle collection, has everything a reader will desire, filled with deceit, terrors, adventure, intrigue, betrayal, storms, pirates, and even romance. Charity Wescott flees her home after being accused of murdering her abusive husband. Now she is on the run from her husband’s brother that wants her to hang for the deed. During her escape, Charity runs into and is assisted by Elias Dutton, a missionary and son of previous and famous pirate Rowan Dutton. Now Elias wants to protect Charity, as well as get to Barbados and protect his sister. But all is not as it seems. Read this wonderfully written story to find out what happens. Not only has MaryLu written a fascinating story, but readers will fall in love with her fantastic characters. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy fast-paced historical, Christian fiction.
Series: Charles Towne Belles
Genre: historical, Christian
Publisher: Ransom Press
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Number of pages: 330
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
1-The Red Siren
2-The Blue Enchantress
3-The Raven Saint
A review copy of this book was provided by CelebrateLit.
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