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The Blue Enchantress (Charles Towne Belles #2)

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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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Published August 1st 2009 by Barbour Books (first published 2009)
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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 01, 2009 Carman rated it it was amazing
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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
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
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
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
Sheri Salatin
Aug 18, 2009 Sheri Salatin rated it it was amazing
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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
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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
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
Anna Clayton
Apr 01, 2014 Anna Clayton rated it really liked it
MaryLu Tyndall has done it again!
I loved this book so much, although in different ways than the first one. I was not too excited to read this one, mainly because of Hope's personality. She was flighty and flirty, and frustrated me a little bit in the beginning. But as the story goes on and she gets to know Abigail and Nathaniel better, and relationships start to form, she started to grow on me.
After meeting Abigail (a missionary's daughter) Hope decides that she wants to change. Hope was jealo
I'm really conflicted about this book.

On one hand, I'm displeased with the romance in this story. It was definitely focused on physical attraction, and was way too back-and-forth, angsty, drawn-out, etc. And it took me a long time to like Hope at all. But on the other, the messages about God and difficult situations in our lives was solid and well-incorporated.

It felt really, really long, and some of the character interactions felt forced and drawn-out. That being said, the portrayal of change
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.
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
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
Nov 03, 2009 Debbie rated it liked it
I really would like to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

For years I have had a thing for romances that take place on the high seas so this book immediately caught my attention. Somehow I missed that it was a Christian Fiction book which I am always a little leery about because I don't like books that are overly preachy. While this book has a lot of preaching, miracles from God, etc I still found myself enthralled. I finished this book in one day and did not want to put it down until I was done. I
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
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
We return to the coast of Charles Towne shortly after Faith is pardoned for piracy and wed to her Captain Waite only to discover that the middle Westcott sister, Hope, has stowed away on a boat for England to be with her lover, Lord Falkland. To her surprise the Lord Falkland has a Mrs. Falkland and Hope is set off at the next port to be sold on the auction block into slavery. An acquaintance from home, Mr. Mason, comes to her rescue, giving half of what he owns to buy her and take her back to h ...more
Nov 26, 2009 Michelle rated it liked it
In the last year I have become addicted to historical-trashy romance novels. I have only been reading them in Dutch, so that I can better my second language. *Side note, it is an amazing way to broaden your vocabulary and the best thing is that historical-trashy romance novels are really easy to get. The plots are basically always the same. If you have ever read more than one, you know what I mean. So to make the change to a historical-trashy romance novel in English was really entertaining. Plu ...more
Dec 30, 2009 Molly rated it it was amazing
I have not yet had the priviledge to read the first book in MaryLu's series, The Red Siren,(although I now have a copy of it courtesy of the author and will be reading it very soon!) however this book was AMAZING!!!! It is a historical fiction book that will have you wanting more.

She felt unworthy of herself as a woman. She ached to be loved and love in return. The man she thinks loves her, wants to turn her life upside down. Will she be sold, and her life ruined? Or will she find a second chan
Dec 29, 2009 Ashley rated it it was amazing
This afternoon, I sat down at my desk chair and read from start to finish a PDF copy of The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall through, and I am so glad I did!

I love Christian fiction as a general rule, and this book delivered quite well on that front. Tyndall did a great job of creating likable and relatable characters from the first few chapters of the book, and they remained that way throughout the story.

I was very surprised (and delighted) to find several different settings and p
Jul 12, 2010 Wendi rated it really liked it
Hope Westcott, naïve, reckless and determined stows away on Lord Falklands ship in the hopes that her tenacity will encourage him to finally marry her. To Hopes bitter dismay, she finds that not only does Lord Falkland not want to marry her (the fact that he is already married aside) he refuses to even acknowledge her as an acquaintance. As a result, the seedy captain of the ship decides to sell her as a slave to the highest bidder.

Captain Nathaniel Mason, God-fearing, honest and filled with in
Aug 29, 2009 Janna rated it really liked it
I love M.L. Tyndall's books. The whole pirates and buccaneers, swashbuckling and ladies in distress, being stranded on deserted islands and living life as lords and ladies. No one does it better than M.L. does. The Blue Enchantress is an excellent addition to her previous books and really builds upon The Red Siren (book #1 in the Charles Towne series). We met Hope in book #1, and really didn't like her awhole lot as she was very self centered. In the beginning of book #2 we see that her lifestyl ...more
Dina Sleiman
Aug 29, 2009 Dina Sleiman rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of historical romances
Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall features humor, romance, and adventure on the high seas all tied together with a beautiful story of redemption.

By far my favorite aspect of the book was the exquisitely flawed heroine, Hope Westcott. She pulled me in from the very first page. Never before do I recall meeting such a sin-ridden and self-destructive main character in a Christian novel. Tyndall does an amazing job of weaving her complex and broken personality, providing the insight and motivation to
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
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
Jul 09, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Author: M. L. Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Books
August 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60260-157-4
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Hope Westcott follows her lover onboard a ship, believing that he would marry her—after all, he said he would. But when she bursts into his stateroom, she discovers that Lord Falkland is very married, and worse, he hands her over to the captain to sell as a slave.

Captain Nathaniel Mason is trying to build his own shipping business, but when he sees Hope on an
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
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
Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it it was amazing
THE BLUE ENTRANTRESS, sequel to THE RED SIREN by MaryLu Tyndall does not disappoint, nor do the Westcott sisters. When we begin THE BLUE ENTRANTRESS, we find Hope Westcott on the auction block in St. Kitts. How did she find herself there, you ask? Unfortunately, Hope has always had problems making good choices. And when she decides to run after the man she loves, she gets the surprise of her life. When it seems she is destined to be sold as an indentured slave, Captain Nathaniel Mason, a man who ...more
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M.L. Tyndall (MaryLu) grew up on the shores of Southern Florida dreaming of romance and adventure upon the sea. She now lives with her husband, six children, and four cats in Northern California where she writes inspirational adventure romance novels. MaryLu's novels have been praised for their fast-paced action, strong inspirational messages, and incredibly vivid settings. Her first novel, The Re ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Charles Towne Belles (4 books)
  • The Red Siren (Charles Towne Belles, #1)
  • The Raven Saint (Charles Towne Belles, #3)
  • Charity's Cross (Charles Towne Belles, #4)

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