Wednesday, August 17, 2016

She Walks in Power

"She Walks in Power"
MaryLu Tyndall
Protectors of the Spear - Book One

Alexia D'Clere didn't ask to be Protector of the Spear, but after her dying mother gave her the tiny metal object and made her promise to keep it safe, she had no choice. Orphaned at age 9, she began to take over the running of her parent's castle with the help of a trusted steward. Yet, when a plot to murder her was revealed, a friar whisked her away to live hidden in the forest. There, she learned to shoot expertly with bow and arrow and hone her skills to see into the spirit realm.

Now, at 18, she continues to keep the spear protected, provide meat for the starving village, while secretly caring for her ill sister who still lives in the castle. With Alexia's powers of spiritual discernment and her skill as an archer, she is no match for those who come for the spear. That is until she meets Ronar LePeine, one of the King's elite guard.

Ronar desires nothing more than to do his duty to God and King and pay penance for his past sins. Yet a forest sprite with red, flaming hair blocks his every move, all the while enchanting him like no other. Something evil lurks at Castle Luxley, and both Ronar and Alexia are soon thrust into the middle of a spiritual battle which will not only test their very beliefs, but put them both in mortal danger.

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My Review

“She Walks in Power” is a new twist to MaryLu Tyndall’s writing!  We are not setting sail in a nautical swashbuckling novel, but trailing through a novel of mythical medieval times!  Alexia D’Clere is the Protector of the Spear who didn’t want to take on this task, but was given to her on important circumstances from her dying mother at such a young age.  Shortly after, she is hidden away in the forest by a friar when someone wants to murder Alexia.  Growing up, Alexia learns to shoot with a bow and arrow and learns God’s law to what the Church’s law by men teach. Ronar LePeine is a knight guard who is set on doing his duty to God, king of London, and trying to pay penance for his past sins.

Throughout this medieval novel I enjoyed reading and could relate to many different scenarios the adventures Alexia and Ronar went through.  Like Alexia with her good qualities in life, I am devoted, determined, spirited, and kind.  Then I can relate to Alexia when her emotions can get the best of her and where she is stubborn to get something accomplished when there is a better solution God wants to be done. With Ronar, I grew up also thinking/believing in order to be good and earn my way to God one needed to be a ‘Good Person’ doing ‘Good Deeds’ to outweigh their sins.  I can even relate to when growing up, I was told the Holy Bible was only meant for priests, bishops, or pastors (whomever taught), and for everyone else wouldn’t understand it.  Anyways, I can’t wait till the next two come out!  Read to see what happens with Alexia and Ronar when faced with  danger and how they put their trust in God!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Charity's Cross

"Charity's Cross"
MaryLu Tyndall
Charles Towne Belles - Book Four

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’s destination is Nassau. When she spots her husband’s brother, who is intent on seeing her hang, boarding her ship, she jumps overboard.

Elias Dutton, missionary 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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My Review

What a beautiful well written novel MaryLu Tyndall has written, “Charity’s Cross”!  I do not know where to begin describing how detailed or what events took place.  Throughout the whole novel I was always wondering what was going to happen to Charity Westcott, whether her husband’s brother was going to capture her all the way to if she would ever find a way back home to Charles Towne with getting help from Elias Dutton.  I really enjoyed where Charity and Elias go throughout their journey where telling the truth and trusting in God plays out.  Will Charity ever tell the truth to Elias?  Will Charity ever trust and believe in God for what He has planned for her?  On a last note, I really enjoyed how MaryLu Tyndall pulled characters and background history from “Legacy of the King’s Pirate” series into “Charity’s Cross”! A wonderful historical inspirational romance novel to read, makes me want to read all over again.