Have you ever been really excited about a new release from your favorite author? That's how I am about The Raven Saint, due to release in January. I can't wait to get my own copy and bury myself in a truly thrilling tale. M.L. (MaryLu) Tyndall, has a marvelous way of putting words on paper. Of causing the images and characters to leap from the page and straight into the reader's heart. Many a time I will completely ingnore my chores or resposibilities just to visit the world she creates. The action, the drama, all of it invites the reader to never lay the book aside until the last page is turned.
This is the third book in the Charles Towne Belle series. I have read and own the other two, The Red Siren and The Blue Enchantress. The characters continue to resond even now, months down the road after finished those books. Did I mention I am really excited for this third release??
Here is the back blurb from the book. It sounds just as promising as the other two!
When 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. But she isn't prepared to face her biggest weakness of all-falling in love with the nefarious captain, Rafe Dubois.
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.
What will become of these two? Oh, January is so very far away!