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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Blue Enchantress Review

I just finished reading Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall. I couldn’t put the book down. It featured humor, romance, and adventure on the high seas all tied together with a beautiful story of redemption.

By far my favorite aspect of the book was the exquisitely flawed heroine, Hope Westcott. She pulled me in from the very first page. Never before do I recall meeting such a sin-ridden and self-destructive main character in a Christian novel. Tyndall does an amazing job of weaving her complex and broken personality, providing the insight and motivation to make you fall in love with her and cheer her along.

Hope Westcott is one of the most memorable and inspirational characters I’ve ever encountered. She is real and vulnerable and longs for love and attention from the wrong sources just like so many young women I have met. Partnered with godly and handsome but wounded hero, Nathaniel Mason, there's never a dull moment between these two.

All this takes place on the beautiful seas of the Caribbean. The story opens with Hope being sold at a slave auction to the highest bidder. Nathaniel is forced to part with half his fortune to rescue the wayward heroine who has only ever shunned him. Next comes a hurricane, a shipwreck, a deserted island, pirates, and plenty of other action packed surprises. Add in a good dash of humor and an ample serving of romance, and this book is sure to please.

Tyndall is able to create a light and enjoyable read while taking a deep look into the human condition. Incredible! The spiritual content of this book is powerful and compelling, and will leave you feeling truly inspired.


  1. I just received Marylu's newest historical and can't wait to immerse myself into it's pages. I loved her previous novel, The Red Siren.

  2. After I wrote this, I remembered the heroine in Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. She has such a tragic story, though, I never really thought of her as "sinful," just traumatized.