Friday, March 16, 2007

The Reliance

'Tis a late blour post to be sure, but I just finished reading M. L. Tyndall's The Reliance. If I really loved the first book in a series, I tend to approach the second with a bit of skepicism, especially if it has the same main characters. I hate for a happy ending to get ruined as the author throws more trouble in her characters' paths. The author needs a rollicking good story to make up for that, plus hopefully should explore plot and character angles hinted at in the first book.

The Reliance has both. The book description tells of the adventures and conflicts that await:

A YOUNG BRIDE separated from her husband just as a child has been conceived . . .

A GRIEVING HUSBAND tempted to take his anger out through the vices of his past . . .

A MARRIAGE AND A SHIP threatenend to be split apart by villainous Caribbean pirates . . .

Edmund Merrick tormented by the apparent demise of his pregnant wife Charlisse, sails away to drown his sorrows. He turns his back on God and reverts to a life of villainy, joining forces with the demented French pirate Collier. When his mind clears from its rum-induced haze, will Edmund find the will to escape?

Seemingly abandoned by her new husband, Charlisse battles her own insecurities as she is thrown into the clutches of the vengeful pirate Kent, who holds her and Lady Isabel captive.
Will she be swept away by the undertow of treachery and despair?

Can Edmund and Charlisse battle the tempests that threaten to tear them apart and steer their way to the faith-filled haven they so desperately seek? Or will they ultimately lose their love and lives to the whirlpool of treachery and deceit?

I'd highly recommend beginning with the first book of this series, The Redemption. These novels are must-reads for Pirates of the Caribbean fans, though some aspects of pirates' lives make the books only appropriate for older teens and adults.

Enjoy your adventure on the high seas!


Laura Christianson said...

Hi Katie,

Nice to discover your blog. I added it to my links to blogs by Christian writers on my Web site.

I write non-fiction from a Christian worldview, but I love reading Christian fiction. Just finished Susan Meissner's novel, "A Window to the World" last night!

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