Friday, January 1, 2010

It's Here! The Raven Saint is Now Available!

The Raven Saint by MaryLu Tyndall is now available! I know many of Mrs. Tyndall's fans are eagerly awaiting this third installment in the Charles Towne Belles Series. This time the story follows the youngest of the daughters of Admiral Westcott, the very religious Miss Grace. While she is out doing good by taking food to a needy family, Grace Westcott is kidnapped by a French mercenary, tossed aboard his ship, and told she will be sold to a Spanish Don in Columbia. She cannot imagine what she has done to deserve such a horrid fate. She has spent her entire life serving God and helping the poor, not to mention trying to save the souls of her two wayward sisters. Thinking perhaps God has sent her to preach to the vile captain and his crew, Grace's every attempt to correct their sinful ways is rewarded with only mockery. When Grace's situation grows far worse than she could imagine, she is forced to face her own human weaknesses.

Captain Rafe Dubois hates nothing more than a religious pretence of piety. Fleeing a home of abuse and betrayal under the thumb of his self-righteous father, he became a mercenary upon the Caribbean. There isn't any job, no matter how vile, he won't undertake in order to amass the fortune he needs to build a hospital for the poor in his home town of Port-de-Paix. The praises of the people fill a craving in his soul for the self-worth and value he never received from his father, while giving him a sense of purpose for his otherwise reckless life. That is, until he meets the saintly Miss Grace Westcott who continually berates his every move.

My review will be coming shortly, but I just received my own copy a few days ago. Meanwhile, this book should be widely available at Christian book stores all over. Online, you can find it at, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

MaryLu Tyndall has a great website she calls The Cross and the Cutlass where you can find lots of information about the author and her books as well as some deep and moving blogs. In case you can't tell, I am a real fan of M. L. Tyndall and her writings.

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