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The Blue Enchantress (Charles Towne Belles #2)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  891 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
An adventure seeking woman and a security-minded ship builder are shipwrecked together.

Still grieving the loss of her mother--and private tragedies of her own--Hope Westcott plays the part of a dutiful admiral's daughter. But longing for the love and acceptance she never felt at home, Hope plunges into Charles Towne society...and an illicit affair with Lord Falkland.

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Paperback, 317 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Barbour Books (first published 2009)
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Angie Lippard
Aug 18, 2010 Angie Lippard rated it really liked it
Fire and Thunder! Recommendation: Read it now but not first

After finishing "The Red Siren," I couldn't wait to read "The Blue Enchantress." The book opens with action, tension and jaw dropping moments. I was immediately caught up as I found Hope on the verge of being auctioned away as a slave. Mr. Nathaniel Mason just happening along at the exact moment and then hearing Hope actually confess to having an affair with a married man...and that was the first 15 pages! I knew this book was going to b
Jan 29, 2011 Katie rated it liked it
Having heard so much about this author, I went into this book with high hopes. It was filled with everything it had promised – adventure, peril, shipwreck, pirates, and a large dose of romance. I was glued to the pages almost from the very beginning, as Hope stood on the auction block about to be sold into a life of slavery. Just as all seemed lost, in walked Nathaniel. What an introduction to this wonderful book!

I instantly liked Nathaniel. He was such a great guy, sacrificing so much to see t
Sep 04, 2010 Frank rated it really liked it
A Frank Review of M.L. Tyndall's The Blue Enchantress

BEWARE! The author, ML Tyndall, sports this bumper sticker: My Other Car is a Pirate Ship.

MaryLu Tyndall maybe missed her true calling as a cruise ship captain because her fifth novel, just like her first four, takes her readers there. The Blue Enchantress is Book Two of the Charles Towne Belles series (Barbour, 2009) and follows Hope Westcott, the second of three sisters living in early 18th Century Charles Towne.

Hope’s big problem is her bea
Sandra Stiles
Aug 22, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, romance, adult
Hope Westcott lives the life of the privileged whereas Nathaniel Mason is a hard working commoner. Hope can be seen about Charles Towne on the arm of Lord Falkland. She has seen Nathaniel around but would never consider giving him the time of day. With the promise of marriage from Lord Falkland when he returns from his voyage, Hope sneaks aboard his ship to surprise him sure the reason he did not want her to accompany him on his voyage was so she would not have to endure the hardships of the voy ...more
Sep 01, 2009 Carman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh. My. Goodness. I loved it! M.L. Tyndall has an amazing way of writing. She can write a suspenseful scene like no one else. Here is an example: “The maelstrom outside the tiny glass oval writhed in an undulating vision of raging black clouds one second and a hissing caldron of white-capped water the next.” I even became shaky during the hurricane! Tyndall draws you in, so that you are on the edge of your seat. She will make you laugh, cry, and never want to put the book down. Hope Westcott is ...more
Sheri Salatin
Aug 18, 2009 Sheri Salatin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book grabbed me from the second I started reading it. Tyndall does an absolutely amazing job at making you really care about what happens to the characters. Hope Westcott is a spoiled young woman, but deep down all she really wants is to be loved. She is abandoned by the man she loves and left to be sold as a slave.
Nathaniel Mason is a dashing sea captain. He is handsome and God-fearing and rescues Hope from a fate worse than death. However, he has had enough of women like Hope. Women set
Jan 03, 2012 Janelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
I am so glad I stuck with this series, (Charles Towne Belles). I didn't care for the first book so much but I really liked this one. I understood and identified with the main female character more. In The Red Siren, Hope was a supporting character but The Blue Enchantress was all about her story and her battle with being misunderstood by everyone around her. Her love interest is Nathaniel Mason, a hard-working ship builder who has always held a flame to the illusive Hope. In fact, he named his f ...more
Nov 24, 2011 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Blue Enchantress' is a very strong Christian adventure romance set in 1718.

The book is packed full of adventure from start to finish running alongside the Christian message. The story is set on the high-seas and includes a hurricane, deserted island and pirates. God is featured strongly throughout the book, with people including one of the main characters finding redemption.

It is the second book in the series, but although I hadn't read the first one I didn't find it a problem. It does te
Christy Stewart
I am Christian, but the idea of Christian fiction has me thinking some cheesey preachy book that someone who enjoys mainstream genres wouldn't enjoy. Luckily, I was forced into trying it with this novels when I got it in the giveaway.

It's a great story about love, adventure, and spirituality. It isn't heavy handed and Christian or not, you'll love the characters.
Sep 26, 2014 BlueJeansAndTeacups rated it it was amazing
REVIEW FOR ALL 3 BOOKS IN Charles Towne Belles Series
M.L. Tyndall

THE RED SIREN book#1 Charles Towne Belles Series
M.L. Tyndall


I loved this entire series and read all 3 over a 6 day period in honor of Natl. Talk Like a Pirate Day (-smile). There are exciting adventures upon the high seas in the early 1700s, miraculous deeds, as well as evil presence (things many Christian authors do not bother to address).
Some of the exciting
Carolyn Tye
Nov 30, 2016 Carolyn Tye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of historical fiction and Christian fiction
Recommended to Carolyn by: I like the author.
I absolutely loved it until the last fifty pages. Then the events were too over the top and unbelievable. I really connected with Hope.
Mariah H
great series
Elizabeth Newsom
Hope runs away from her home, hiding aboard a ship in order to be with Lord Falkland, the man who has professed his love for her. Apparently, he has a wife that he neglected to tell her about, and he gives her over to the captain of the ship, who sells her as a slave. Nathaniel, a merchant from her hometown, recognizes her and gives up one of his merchant ships to purchase her and save her. He used to love her passionately, but after constantly being snubbed by her, gave up on pursuing her. Now, ...more
Victor Gentile
Jan 13, 2010 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of interviewing M. L. Tyndall, on our radio show "Kingdom Highlights", for her new book, "The Blue Enchantress", the second book in her series, "Charles Towne Belles published by Barbour. If you haven't read the first book you have missed a great treat. Ms. Tyndall knows how to craft a great story filled with action, suspense and wonderful romance. Don't start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it.

At the end of book
Aug 21, 2009 Louise rated it it was ok
Full disclosure: I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway

The Blue Enchantress first and foremost is a Christian romance novel. If I had known this going into the book, perhaps I wouldn't have been so disappointed with the lackluster, unsatisfying ending. Don't expect a hot, steamy pay-off in the end.

With that said, the book is a harrowing tale of Hope Westcott and her arduous transformation from a carefree trollop into a god-abiding gentlewoman. This all takes place on the perilous high se
Aug 15, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing
The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall is the second book in the Charles Towne Belles series. The first book is The Red Siren and the third is The Raven Saint. The books are about three sisters: Faith, Hope & Grace Wescott. They have an older sister who is married and still in England, her name is Charity. Their father is an Admiral in the Royal Navy and spends more time at sea then with his family. Their mother passed away during childbirth.

Hope Wescott has always seemed vain, self-centered a
First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Mary Lu Tyndall and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Blue Enchantress" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

Mary Lu Tyndall’s latest novel in the Charles Towne Belles ser
For some reason, I just could not immerse myself in Hope and Nathaniel's story. I was really looking forward to it, because I enjoyed The Red Siren immensely. Maybe I just wasn't in a "pirate" mood at the time, but I was about two-thirds of the way through the book before I became emotionally involved with the characters. If the characters are hard for me to relate to, it's harder to get wrapped up in the story. I did finally reach that point, which was a huge relief! Normally, when reading Mary ...more
Beth Cato
Apr 10, 2012 Beth Cato rated it it was ok
This is the second book in the Christian historical romance series The Charles Town Belles. I have been given the first two books by the publisher through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program. The review of the first book is here; in summary, the concept was far-fetched but it wasn't that bad as far as Christian romances go (not a genre I usually read).[return][return]As for this book... this one aggravated me. It followed the travails of Hope Wescott, the sister of the heroine in The Red Sir ...more
Kathleen L. Maher
Aug 09, 2009 Kathleen L. Maher rated it it was amazing
Hope Westcott envies her sisters’ larger than life personalities, and wishes she could be brave like Faith, the fiery pirate-ess, or pious like Grace, the straight-laced saint. Hope’s best features only seem to get her into trouble with men who would exploit her, like Lord Arthur Falkland. The Blue Enchantress opens up as Lord Falkland abandons Hope to a white slavery auction in the Caribbean. Nathaniel Mason—an admiring acquaintance from Charles Town--stumbles upon her just in time. God directs ...more
May 19, 2011 Becky rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
I had to force myself to sit down and continue reading this book, which is telling in itself. The two main characters both annoyed me virtually nonstop, each in their own charming ways.

Nathaniel, a self-professed man of God, was quicker to judge than any other character I've seen in a long time. He constantly decided he knew exactly what kind of a person Hope was and why, and made snap decisions regarding her based on those judgements. The poor girl received mixed messages from him that sometim
May 03, 2012 Abbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book starts off with Hope on the auction block to become a slave. She had chased after a man who did not want her. Nathaniel buys her, having to sell his ship to save her. Nathaniel has had his eyes on Hope for many years but she is from high society and he is a not. Nathaniel plans to escort Hope safely home and be done with her but much adventure awaits. Will Nathaniel see how much Hope has changed and risk everything to save her? Will Hope be able to become the true Lady she want so despe ...more
Aug 02, 2009 Ruth rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Red Siren (click on title for my review)so I was glad to sign up when First Wildcard offered the second book, The Blue Enchantress, for review. The heroine of The Blue Enchantress is Hope, the daughter of a British admiral. They live in Charles Towne in the early 1700's. At the end of The Red Siren, Hope had stowed away on ship carrying her lover, Lord Falkland. She knew he'd be glad to see her, and figured he'd marry her as soon as possible. She was ...more
Christina (Reading Extensively)
In the second book of the Charles Towne Belles series, Hope Westcott finds herself in dire straits after running away with Lord Falkland, the love of her life. Instead of her happy ending, Hope is abandoned on the island of St. Kitts until rescue comes in the unexpected form of Captain Nathaniel Mason. Nathaniel vows to help Hope return to Charles Towne even though he wants to throttle her for the predicament she has put him in. He sees Hope as nothing more than a manipulative flirt and temptres ...more
Edwina Cowgill
Jun 12, 2010 Edwina Cowgill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Blue Enchantress

Tonight I returned home after a long voyage. I sailed throughout the Caribbean, lived through a hurricane, was shipwrecked and landed on a deserted island that was later invaded by pirates. All of this after being sold to the highest bidder. I can truly say that life is never boring when you are Hope Westcott!

This is how I felt after I finished reading The Blue Enchantress. As the reader, I had been removed from my everyday ho-hum life and transplanted into a life of adventur
Margaret Chind
Feb 01, 2016 Margaret Chind rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romantics
Recommended to Margaret by: MaryLy Tyndall
As the pages turn I can hear the metal clanging of sword and the roar of a wave and smell the sea spray. I can hear gulls cry and picture the fish swimming beneath the aquamarine glass of water. Imagery is fabulously portrayed in this second book of the Charles Towne Belles trilogy following a second sister Hope. In the first book, readers were introduced to Faith, a proper lady of Charles Towne, who also happens to be a red haired pirate known as the Red Siren and her two sisters Hope and Grace ...more
Nov 19, 2011 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Review: The Blue Enchantress by Tyndall, Marylu
Blue Enchantress is a fun christian romance book. It has slave trade,pirates and many more adventures. I would love to read more Marylu. I stayed up till 4 am and could not put book down.
Miss Hope Westcott found herself in the Caribbean on St. Kitts up for sale in a slave auction. Her fiance that she sneaked on board is ship to runaway with him. She found out that he was married and he denied knowing her. So the captain of the ship put her u
Rachelle Sperling
May 10, 2016 Rachelle Sperling rated it liked it
The Blue Enchantress continues the saga that started in The Red Siren (though the plot was complete even if you never read the first book in the series).

Hope's deep need for love and acceptance sends her looking for love in all the wrong places from all the wrong people. Hope's poor choices catch up with her in St. Kitts.

Nathaniel is a ship builder and merchantman who is trying to distance himself from his family history. Nathaniel feels compelled to rescue and protect Hope though it will cost h
Feb 23, 2010 Casey rated it really liked it
For those who have read the Red Siren, they know just what is coming in this new book, it is definitely a series you want to read in order. Hope Westcott’s beau, the villainous Lord Falkland, has spurned her advances when she is found on board his ship- the same ship housing his wife. She finds herself standing on the auction block, gazing into a sea of malicious faces, lust pouring from their beings. But she is rescued by a young sea merchant who trades his ship for her ransom. While some would ...more
Paula  Phillips
Dec 25, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it liked it
"He also that recieved seed among the thorns is be that heareth the word ; and the care of this world, and the decietfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful - Matthew 13v22".
Hope Wescott , the middle of three sisters was the talk of Charles Towne , all about how she had landed herself the hottest and richest beau around Lord Falkland. He promised on the return of his trip on the seas, he would marry her. So she decides to of course surprise him , but what she finds is most
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Charles Towne Belles (4 books)
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