Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CFBA Book Review - "A Red Siren"

~Contest Below~

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The Red Siren

Barbour Publishing, Inc (January 2009)
M.L. Tyndall


M. L. (MARYLU) TYNDALL grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul--a longing for something more.

After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart.

Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable.

One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she'd only give her heart to Him completely.

Her current releases in the Legacy of The Kings Pirates series include: The Restitution, The Reliance, and The Redemption and The Falcon And The Sparrow.


Lady Faith Westcott has turned her back on God and on man. Having witnessed the hypocrisy in the Church of England, her older sister's abuse at the hand of her husband, and her own mother's untimely death in childbirth, Faith has determined never to marry and to gain enough wealth so she and her two sisters will never have to depend on man or God again.

To that end, though a lady by day, she becomes a pirate by night and begins her sordid career off Portsmouth when she attacks and plunders a merchant ship commanded by the young Dajon Waite. Humiliated at being defeated by a pirate and a woman no less, Dajon returns home without cargo and ship, and his father expels him from the family merchant business.

After a brief sojourn into debased society, Dajon rejoins the Royal Navy, where he finds comfort in the strict rules and redemption through his service to others. Three years later, he is sent to the frontier outpost of Charles Town, South Carolina to deal with the pirate problem. There, he connects with his mentor and old friend, Admiral Westcott, who has just arrived with his three daughters. Much to Dajon's utter dismay, Admiral Westcott, who is being called away to Spain, asks Dajon to be temporary guardian of his three lovely daughters. One of the ladies seems familiar to him, a striking redhead who immediately sends his heart thumping.

Faith recognizes Captain Waite as the buffoon whose ship she plundered off Portsmouth. Yet, he appears no longer the fool, but instead a tall, handsome and commanding naval officer. Despite her immediate attraction to him, she labels him the enemy, but sparks are guaranteed to fly during the next few months when independent, headstrong and rebellious Faith falls in love with God-fearing honorable, rule-following Dajon-especially when Faith continues her pirating off the Carolina coast while her father is away.

Will Dajon catch her? And what will this man of honor and duty do when he does?

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Red Siren, go HERE.

Contest Information:
I am currently reading M.L. Tyndall's The Falcon and the Sparrow and it is an exceptional book. I have no doubt that you will love The Red Siren. If you would like a chance to win this book, leave me a comment of why you'd like to read about a lady pirate! My daughter will draw one winner. Please include your email address. Unfortunately, due to the cost of overseas international shipping, the contest is limited to the USA and Canada.


I am intrigued by the thought of a lady pirate and love the book synopsis. Can't wait to read it!


I'm finishing The Red Siren now and it's been a great read. Over the last year, I've closed several novels in the middle after they have totally lost my interest. But not Marylu's book. It's riveting!

I love visiting your site. I just wish I didn't twitch when I do. You have a way of inspiring more than a passing fancy with the art of word-smithing! I may have to actually write a book.


Hi, Jennifer! I just met you on the ACFW SE loop. The book sounds like an excellent story of redemption, and I'm curious how she will carry on the double life of daughter and pirate. And I love it when enemies become friends... and more!

Of course I'm interested in this book since I'm a South Carolina girl!


I've heard wonderful things about this book and author. A lady pirate sounds very interesting and I'm always up for a great read.

How does a women employ other men to throw in their lot with her to be a crew of pirates?

I've seen some things about this book but clicked your link to read the first chapter and thought it was a lot of fun. I've never read a story about a pirate lady, but this would be a good one to start with! :-)


The description of the book sounds very intriguing.I've never read about a lady pirate, but I'd like to. I'm sure I'd love your book about Charles Town, SC. It's such a great historical place to visit.

I'm kicking myself that I didn't think of this scenario first! "A Red Siren" promises to be a great read and I'm impressed with all the good things I've heard about Marylu.

Put me in the running, please, if it's not too late!
Thanks, Jennifer