05 February 2016

Bonnie Roof Reviews MaryLu Tyndall's "Charity's Cross"




Adventure, Romance, and Inspiration Galore!!!

Charity's Cross 
by 
MaryLu Tyndall

Reviewed 
by 
Bonnie Roof



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.
 

21 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review, Bonnie. This book is definitely in my TBR pile! I can't wait to get to it. Blessings!

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    1. It will be well worth the wait, Carrie - guaranteed!! Such a beautiful book in all ways!! Blessings back, dear Carrie!!

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  2. Great review, BONNIE! Thank you! I loved this book so much -- as you well know! haha

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    1. Thank you, Diana!! The stars don't lie - 5 star, that is, lol. Looks like lots of people love "Charity's Cross". It's winner, for sure!!

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  3. Thank you, Bonnie!! Sorry to be late. I didn't know you were posting today and I have my grandbaby and have been away from the computer. LOVE your REVIEW! As you know already. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Charity's Cross! :-) You are a treasure.. along with Diana and Carrie! :-)

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    1. I was honored to read and review "Charity's Cross", MaryLu!! I loved everything about it, and as commented in my review - I feel it your best work yet (and I have every one of your other books, in both eBook and paperback - as you know, lol). Thanks for your sweet comments - hugs!!

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  4. Awesome review BONNIE! I want to read this SOOO much!! I think I need to board a ship for a holiday so I can find some extra time! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Noela!! Would love to board that ship with you and spend my time on deck reading, listening to those lapping waves, and viewing the beautiful sunrises and sunsets- doesn't get much better than that, what a joy, lol!! Speaking of joy, you'll be filled with it when you finally get the chance to read "Charity's Cross"!!

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  5. Great review Bonnie! This is a must to be read.

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    1. Hi, Wendy!! I appreciate your comments, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy "Charity's Cross"- it definitely is a "MUST" read!!

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  6. Lovely review, Bonnie. Sounds like this is a sure read from most of the OWG ladies! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie!! Don't know if you've had the pleasure of reading any of MaryLu's books - if not, you have such a treat and blessing in store when you do!! Her work is some of the "best of the best", in my opinion. A blessed weekend to you also, dear friend!!

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  7. Great review, Bonnie. I rally must get my hands on this book!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Betti!! There's so much to love about "Charity's Cross" - I think you will find it captivating!!

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  8. A fabulous review thank you. Love this cover.

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    1. Hi, Mary!! Isn't the cover striking - beautiful?? The story within is even more beautiful!! Thanks for your sweet comments!!

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  9. After reading this review, how could we not want to read the book!

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    1. How sweet, Phyllis - thank you!! So glad you were enticed to read "Charity's Cross", I feel you'll find it a beautifully exciting and inspiring book. Enjoy!!

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  10. Stellar review Bonnie! I can't wait to read Charity's Cross.

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    1. It has everything a reader could want in a book, Caryl. Adventure, romance, emotion, endearing flawed characters, realistic descriptions, suspense, and lessons learned through a healthy dose of spirituality. Enjoy the beauty of "Charity's Cross" - thanks for your comments!!

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  11. Have to add my thanks ,too Bonnie! I'ts a great review! I'm so glad I ordered it,will definitely sit down and read it as soon as possible!Reading Marylu's books reminds me of the fun swashbucklers I grew up watching on the weekends,but with a spiritual message to boot!

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