Review: The Reckoning by MaryLu Tyndall

The Reckoning AudibleI had the pleasure of listening to this story as an audiobook through Audible. The narration was beautiful and I was completely captured by the tale of Rowan Dutton and Morgan Shaw. The narrator did a beautiful job of creating different voices for both the men and women characters in The Reckoning and it made an already wonderful story just that much better. I truly did not want it to come to an end!

The Reckoning was such an adventurous tale! I loved that it was a time travel romance and had fun telling my family that I was enjoying listening to a “Christian, time travel, pirate, romance” story. And it really was all of those things. It was wonderfully refreshing and fun and was a beautiful story of redemption.

I liked so many different characters. I really felt for Morgan and all that she was going through. Although I found myself wanting her to realize that she’d traveled through time, it made sense that it would be hard to comprehend that reality. But, once she did realize that, the book really took off for me and was hard to set down. I thought her transformation from the beginning of the book to the end was fabulous.

Rowan was a wonderful hero. Very much a rogue, with a lot of baggage and the habits of a pirate, he had a lot of growing to do through the story. And it was a wonderful experience to see that happen! As The Reckoning is a story that involves pirates, there were references to drinking and some pirates who were looking to use the lady for their own pleasure. These references made sense in the story and I felt that they added realism to the novel.

There were a plethora of wonderful side characters who were part of the crew of the Reckoning and they added so much to the story. And I enjoyed meeting characters from some of the author’s previous books. That was especially fun. Even though I had not read the other books from the series, I had no trouble at all following along.

I really enjoyed this book and plan to read more in this series.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


The Reckoning AudibleWhen Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course, it wasn’t real. Her wealthy father had obviously staged it all in an effort to get her mind off her upcoming chemo. Or had he?

Pirate Rowan Dutton seeks enough treasure to repay a debt to his sister and reinstate the Dutton name among British Jamaican Society. He is but one major haul away from accomplishing his goal when a strange woman appears on his ship and causes him to lose his prey. Despite his anger, he is enthralled with the little minx, her strange clothing, odd speech, and her insistence that they are all actors playing a charade paid for by her father.

Yet when the brazen little lady divulges Rowan’s secret to a longtime nemesis, events are triggered that could cost them both their lives and change the course of history forever.



A Christy Award finalist, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of tall ships and swashbuckling heroes during her childhood years on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years. Trapped in a land-locked cubicle, she was often seen pounding furiously upon the keyboard during her lunch hour, creating what would become her Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, all the while believing God’s promise to her that. “If you write it, I will get it published”. And He did! Fourteen books later, her loving husband and six children still haven’t gotten used to her historic costumes and nautical speech. MaryLu describes herself as an introvert, patriot, mother of six, the neighborhood cat-lady, tall ship enthusiast, friend of pirates and mermaids, obsessive compulsive control freak, history lover, hopeless romantic, and a sword wielding princess-warrior of the King of Kings. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She continues to pen her romantic tales on the California coast while managing a home, husband, six adult kids, and several stray cats who have decided that her keyboard is the best place to sleep! She believes that without popcorn and chocolate, life would not be worth living, and her sole motivation in life is to bring others closer to God.

You can connect with MaryLu on Facebook, her website, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

To purchase this book on Amazon: Kindle, Paperback, or Audible.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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