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How does a British Admiral’s daughter end up being sold as a slave on the auction block in St. Kitts? Could it be the loss of her mother, the verbal abuse of a strict father, the violation by a family member? Or maybe that her sister is a pirate! All these things and more drove Hope Westcott to seek love and value in the arms of unscrupulous men and hence into this dire situation.
Nathaniel Mason has loved Hope from afar for years, but her scandalous behavior, along with his efforts to start a shipping company, have kept him at a distance. Growing up an orphan has convinced Nathaniel that only wealth can provide security. Yet when he sees Hope on the auction block, how much of that security will he risk to save her?
Hurricanes, shipwrecks, deserted islands, and even pirates threaten to keep the lovers apart before they learn that only God can provide the love and assurance they both seek.
What Others are Saying
No one writes a pirate story better than Christy award finalist Tyndall! This romantic, action-packed adventure illustrates the healing, redemptive power of God’s grace while still offering readers the excitement they crave. Chandra McNeil, Romantic Times
If you have not read M.L. Tyndale, you are missing out onone of the best authors at combining character-driven, action packed historicals(on sea and on land) with the underlying inspiring message of the Lord is therefor everyone who enters his house. Midwest Book Review
No one writes a pirate story better than Christy awardfinalist Tyndall!This romantic, action-packed adventure illustrates the healing, redemptive power of God's grace while still offering readers the excitement they crave.Chandra McNeil, Romantic Time
I really enjoyed this novel. It had the right touch of mystery, intrigue,romance and faith - which is a combination that is potent. Jasmine, Romance Readers Connection
Author M.L. Tyndall creates characters that leap off the page--characters you will root for and others you'll want to scream at and cry over. TitleTrakk Reviews
M.L. Tyndall masterfully writes pirate storieswith a Christian slant. She never disappoints. The Blue Enchantress is heavy onromance and heavy on adventure BookReviewsRUs
The Main Characters
Brief Description: Hope Westcott is a rare beauty. Trouble is, she knows it. At 22 years of age, petite, shapely, with long golden hair and crystal blue eyes, she is not ignorant of the attention she receives from every man who crosses her path. But before you become jealous, let me explain that Hope believes her looks are her only worthy attribute. Inside, she is empty, insecure, and despite her name, desperately hopeless that she will ever be worthy of true love. She carries around with her the weight of a shameful past and the scorn of proper society, yet she continues down the same road, seeking value, meaning, and love by throwing herself into the arms of men who only use and abuse her. Until, of course, she meets Nathaniel Mason-the only man she's ever know to be able to resist her charms. Despite these failings, Hope is a kind, loving lady who has a heart for the downtrodden and in particular for orphans and any child who is neglected and unloved.
Strengths: Trusting, Kind, Sensitive, Smart, Good listener, Loves kids
Weaknesses: Insecure, Impulsive, Spoiled, Dreamer, People pleaser, Craves attention
Quirks: Hope tugs at her hair when she's nervous or uncomfortable. This stems from her past when a man she trusted used her hair to entrap her.
Inspiration: Dare I admit it, but Hope's inspiration came from my own past and from my observation of many young girls in today's world. What does every girl (or boy for that matter) dream of, but to be truly loved and truly valued, but when that girl comes from a family where she did not receive love and approval and when that girl has been abused by those she trusted, she often ends up giving herself away cheaply to any man who'll have her, just to fill that need in her heart. It is my hope to show through Hope's story that only God can provide the love and value we are all seeking. And not only that, He is the only one who can cleanse us from our pasts, and give us the courage and hope to move forward.
Brief Description: Nathaniel Mason is a working man-a ship builder by trade and the captain of his own fleet of merchant ships. At age 25, tall and muscular, with dark brown wavy hair, tanned skin, and walnut colored eyes, he often smells of the wood and tar he uses to build ships. He is hard worker who has spent years working and building the two ships he now owns and operates on the Caribbean. Though he values morality, integrity, and decency, he hides a shameful heritage behind a façade of success, hoping to erase the stain of his mother's occupation and elevate himself to a position of respect among the citizens of Charles Towne. But in so doing, he is ignoring the call of God on his life to preach while battling an overwhelming attraction to Hope, a woman who reminds him too much of his mother. But Hope has a thing or two to teach this man who thinks he has it all together!
Strengths: Leader, Integrity, Honor, Hard-working, Decisive, Devoted, Moral, Kind
Weaknesses: Judgmental, Unsympathetic, Stubborn
Quirks: You'll often hear Nathaniel say "Fire and thunder" whenever he is upset or angry. A jagged blue scar mars his left side where he was stabbed as a young boy trying to protect his mother. The wound burns whenever he is threatened or feeling uneasy and he often reaches up to rub it during those times.
Inspiration: Nathaniel Mason is a godly man with exceptional morals and a strong desire to do the will of God, save for one tiny flaw-formed from a difficult past-that causes him to deviate from that perfect path. I love Nathaniel. He is such a good example for everyone around him and so capable and resourceful. As a natural leader, people are drawn to him, rely on him and look up to him. The amazing thing is, he doesn't even recognize the gifts God has given him. He is the type of man who so much wants to do the right thing, that sometimes he is trying too hard on his own power and needs to let go and let God.