Get swept away in a high-tide of romance and adventure from acclaimed author M. L. Tyndall. Trying to forget about a painful past, Hope Westcott plunges into Charles Towne society trying to find love and acceptance. Captain Nathaniel Mason is determined to build his shipping business and doesn’t need a romantic entanglement—especially with a woman like Hope. When Hope’s adventure-seeking puts her freedom—and her life—in jeopardy, will Nathaniel turn his back or follow God’s voice and sacrifice everything to save her?
Hope Westcott: The Blue Enchantress| Posted February 06, 2010
Hope Westcott is flirtatious, beautiful, and a little bit clumsy. She always finds herself in the worst of situations and at times it’s her own fault. Hope’s life has been hard since her mother died years ago and her father doesn’t seem to show any interest in her. With both of her sisters gone most of the time, Hope finds attention and love in an entirely different way. Men are greatly attracted to Hope and she literally throws herself at them. Even though Hope loves all the attention from other men, there’s only one man for her and that’s the pompous Lord Falkland.
When Lord Falkland sets sail to leave, Hope stows away aboard his ship. She’s determined to go with him and she hopes that they will get married. Alas, Hope is in for a big surprise – Lord Falkland is married and his wife is on board the ship. After Lord Falkland finds Hope on his ship, he decides to get rid of her. He stops at St. Kitts and sells her to be auctioned off there.
Captain Nathaniel Mason is a great builder, and he can construct the best boats. He comes from Charles Towne to St. Kitts to do business, but something stops him in his tracks. He notices a familiar woman that is being sold at an auction. He then recognizes her as Hope Westcott from Charles Towne. Nathaniel goes out of his way to bid money on Hope, but it’s not easy for him because someone is already bidding on her. After bidding all the money that he has in his pockets, he has one more thing to offer – his boat the Blue Triumph…
My Thoughts on The Blue Enchantress:
This is a good book by M. L. Tyndall and I like it better than the first. Here’s why -comparing this second book with the first (The Red Siren), I would say that this one had more action. I also enjoyed the scenery of this one much more than The Red Siren. This book has islands, dangerous storms, etc. Much more adventurous and exciting! The only drawback that I have about this book is that it seemed to drag on a little at the end. Other than that, I give this book four stars.
The character of Hope Westcott is a complex one; sometimes she’s annoying and at other times she’s endearing. She learns from her mistakes and changes her ways. She finds that only God can give her real love and fill her broken heart. At the end, she lets God make her completely pure.
I would highly recommend this book to women who enjoyed the first book in this series (Charles Towne Belles). Be sure to check out M. L. Tyndall’s website: mltyndall.com and read an interview that I did with her: gracethorson.blogspot.com.