Instead of reading The Ransom, I decided to listen to this entertaining novel on audio book. The narrator did such a nice job with the reading of this story. She used different voices for the various characters and I thoroughly enjoyed imagining the different people who were speaking.
This was such a fun story! I loved getting to know Juliana, the Pirate Earl, Rowan, Lord Munthrope, and the devious Captain Nichols. Wow! This book is just packed with interesting people, worrisome situations, lighthearted humor, danger, and love.
Juliana was a wonderful character, even though she sometimes made choices that put her in situations that she had to be rescued from. Whether it was the flamboyant Lord Munthrope or the dashing Pirate Earl, or the powerful Captain Nichols, Juliana had to juggle the attentions of several men.
I loved this story and all of the tension that was running through it, both romantic tension and financial tension. The story took wonderful twists and turns that kept me captivated from start to finish. I wasn’t ready for the story to end and recommend it to those who love romantic adventure stories.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Port Royal, Jamaica 1692
Living in a city deemed the wickedest in the world is no easy task for Miss Juliana Dutton. To make matters worse, with an ailing father and a drunken fool for a brother, she is forced to take over the running of the family business in order to survive. When a meddlesome suitor threatens to discover her secret and cast them all onto the streets, she agrees to a spurious engagement with the town buffoon, Lord Munthrope. She only hopes the man is trustworthy.
The Pirate Earl, Alexander Hyde, son of the infamous Captain Edmund Merrick Hyde, is the most feared pirate in Port Royal. Disillusioned with the religion of his parents and the pleasures of the world, Alex staves off his emptiness by leading a dual life to hide his deepest secrets.
A long-time enemy is out to destroy Alex and take Juliana for his own. Struggling to maintain her faith in the Divine, Juliana faces her problems bravely, but the harder she tries, the more it seems everything is working against her. Unwittingly, she and her weak fiancé become entangled in the hostility between the Pirate Earl and his enemy, while even more dangerous forces are rising up to destroy them all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.