Adventure, Romance, and Inspiration Galore!!!
Five Stars *****
After accidentally killing her abusive husband, Charity Westcott flees Portsmouth, England with her maid, en route to her family home in Charles Towne. She boards a ship, later jumping overboard after recognizing her husband's brother who wants to see her neck in a noose. Rescued by missionary Elias Dutton, son of a famous pirate, the sparks fly between the two - creating numerous humorous dialogues.
Charity's independence, distrust of men, lack of faith, and guilt over her crime and marriage to a man her family felt less than ideal - conflict with Elias' protective nature and spirituality. She questions why God has forsaken her in her time of trials, yet is drawn to Elias' kindness and willingness to risk his life for hers.
Boarding Elias' ship, Charity is promised transportation home, however, Elias must first stop off in Barbados to help his sister who is in danger. Storms, a shipwreck, deceitful plots, and pirates complicate their journey - yet the secrets Charity and Elias each hold create the most danger of all to each of them.
The realism of the characters, adventure, and suspense in "Charity's Cross" held me in it's grip, the romance was beautiful, the spiritual theme inspiring. An exquisite story of hope, forgiveness, and redemption from MaryLu Tyndall, and one I feel is her best yet!!
Note: I received a copy for the purpose of review and am under no requirement to post a positive blog entry.