The Ransom - Legacy of the King's Pirates Book Four
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.
Give thanks for 'all things' for, as it has been well said 'OUR DISAPPOINTMENTS ARE BUT HIS APPOINTMENTS,'" A.W. Pink.
"In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus," 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
I love all of MaryLu Tyndall's books... But especially her books that involve pirates! This story is a story of love, redemption, masquerade, forgiveness and trust. You can't help but fall in love with Juliana and Alexander as you go on this journey with them as they struggle to survive and figure out who they are in God... I love how the book ends as they look back on the events leading them up to standing side by side on the ship watching their city being destroyed and realizing that God's hand had been on them all along... What seemed like they were being forsaken by God was actually Him protecting them!
I am not going to spoil this for anyone by going more in depth but I guarentee that you will love this book!