Thursday, January 21, 2010

Book Review: The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall



 Around lunch time yesterday,  I started reading The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall.  Once I started, I couldn't put it down!  Well, except to chase a 2 year old every once in a while, lol!  Since I couldn't stop reading, I was offline all day.  That never happens!

The Raven Saint is the third book in the Charles Towne Belles series.  This one is about Grace Wescott, who has spent her life serving God by helping the less fortunate.  On one such trip to deliver medicine, she is kidnapped by a French mercenary who is planning on selling her to a Spanish Don in Colombia.  Grace sees this as an opportunity to try and spread God's word to those on board the ship where she is being held hostage.

On her quest to change others, Grace faces the realization that she needs to change  also.  Sure she was always helping others, but she was also looking down on them and judging them.  She has to realize it's not her place to judge others, only to help.

Grace ends up falling for the same Captain who kidnapped her.  He has his own demons to face and wants nothing to do with the pious Grace until he realizes she could be the one.  The one who would love him and not hurt him.  There is trouble on the sea, though, and Grace is kidnapped once again by someone far worse than the Captain.

I have read the whole series and each time I think the next book can't be as good as the last.  But, each time, I have been wrong.  I believe this was the best of the three since I couldn't stop reading.  I love them all because each one has a different heroine and hero.  The lessons learned in each book are very different also.  I highly recommend The Raven Saint and can't wait to read another book by M.L. Tyndall. 

I was sent The Raven Saint in exchange for review by M.L. Tyndall.

11 comments:

Mildred said...

This is the kind of book I love. Thank you for the review - this will help pass the days til Spring!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Nancy sweetie...
I would love to read these books too. I am going to have to research the series. I am the same, if it is a good book, and I pick it up I am not putting it down until I am finished. I have been known to read right through the night with a good book in hand. I am even a great cook while reading. Years of experience.

Have a beautiful day sweetie, and thanks for the tip.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

This sounds like such a wonderful read! Tthank you for sharing about it. blessings,Kathleen

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my goodness, Nancy.. I will definitely have to keep a watchful eye out for this series of books! Thanks for sharing it today! I love a good book! ~tina

Tipper said...

Sounds good. The kind of book you can't put down-is the kind I love!

Cheryl said...

Love books that keep my attention and it takes a good one to keep me off the web.

KathyB. said...

The book kept you off-line? Must be a real page turner!

Micki said...

It sounds like a good book and I always love a good read!
Micki

Joyce said...

Thanks for the review of the book/series. I also enjoy reading and just started a new book yesterday and am finding it hard to put down. Reading takes me away to so many wonderful places without leaving my chair:)
Joyce

Buttercup said...

Sounds like a great series. Always interested in good things to read.

Barb J. said...

You're going to loan me this one, right? I've read the other two in the series.. I need this one!