Hope Westcott is the heroine who has trusted in her looks and charms for too long. In The Blue Enchantress the Lord works a might work in her spiritual life through very trying times in her physical life. I love the way she learned of God’s forgiveness and true, abiding love.
By her own foolishness she gets in a bad situation and sold on the auction block. The ship carrying her towards home is captained by a mad man who sails them into a hurricane that sinks the ship. Life on an island with fresh fruit and water is bearable. The first ship to find them is a pirate ship, but the captain is not an ordinary pirate captain. Finally back to civilization, she is found by the villian and goes through one more big ordeal before being reunited with her sister.
We were introduced to Nathaniel Mason in the first book. In this book he is the true hero. He is not portrayed as perfect, just pardoned and trying his best to live a good life. He tries a little too hard until God lets him see that Nathaniel does not need to atone for his mother’s sins.
Unwillingly together they face slavers, insults, shipwreck, pirates, sickness, and the longing to be loved for who they are.
It’s a good read!
Here’s the back cover copy:
Betrayed by the man she longed to marry, Hope Westcott is about to be auctioned off as a slave to the highest bidder on an island in the Caribbean . After enduring a difficult childhood in an unloving home, Hope?s search for love and self-worth have led her down a very dangerous path. All she ever wanted was to find true love and open an orphanage where she could raise children with all the love she never experienced as a child.? But how can a woman with a sordid past ever hope to run an orphanage, let alone attract the love of an honorable man?
Determined to overcome the shame of his mother?s past, Nathaniel Mason worked for many years to build his own fleet of merchant ships in an effort to finally acquire the respect of Charles Towne society. Ignoring the call of God on his life to become a preacher, he forges ahead with his plans for success at a distant port in the Caribbean , when he sees a young lady he knows from Charles Towne being sold as a slave. In an effort to save Hope, he is forced to sell one of his two ships, only to discover that her predicament was caused by her own bad behavior. Angry and determined to rid himself of her as soon as possible, Nathaniel embarks on a journey that will change the course of his life.
You can read the first chapter at Where the Story Begins. Find out more at MaryLu Tyndall’s site or Barbour Publishing.