When 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 300 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.
©2015 MaryLu Tyndall (P)2015 MaryLu Tyndall
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"Faith, Love and Pirates! What's not to love!"
I enjoy faith based romances but sadly sometimes they lack in story and adventure. This one did not disappoint me at all. What could be more adventurous than Time travel and Pirates?!!
This book has intriguing characters, loads of adventure and a well balanced story of lessons learned through mistakes. The author wonderfully writes characters with human frailties and show's the importance of forgiving and trusting God in all circumstances.
What else can I say? Well, with MaryLu Tyndall's writing and Mary Sarah Agliotta's narration you can't go wrong. ;-)
"Swept out on the waves of past times..."
This book swept me away on a wonderful adventure. Must admit I mainly bought it due to the narrator, Mary Sarah Agliotta, begin a favorite of mine. I'd been listening to several other books, and simply missed her too much to finish them. So I bit the bullet and bought The Reckoning, which I'd been avoiding up to this point due to the half hearted reviews.
It was a great book. I really can't understand why it wasn't reviewed better. I'm also really hoping Adible picks up all her other books, and has Mary Sarah Agliotta read them, I'd buy them all in a heart beat, and recommend them.
Marylu Tyndall is a wonderful author. I won't doubt her again. In fact i couldn't wait on Adible, so i went online and bought Tears of the Sea, one of her latest. Thanks Adible, and Mary Sarah Agliotta, for introducing me to a new favorite author.
"Superb narrating and awesome story!"
This audiobook was so amazing! Mrs. Agliotta portrayed each character perfectly and each character's voice was so different from each other's. No confusion on who was speaking. Emphasis was right and when a character was sad or happy or distraught, you felt it along with her/him. Her accents were so enjoyable to listen to, they were just so amazing. She really brought the book to life! I will most definitely be listening to this one again and again!
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.Thank you to Mrs. Tyndall for the opportunity to do so! I am still smiling about this book because it was truly awesome!
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
i love pirate romance books even like this one. didnt want to stop listening
"I Did Not Want This Book to End!!"
I have enjoyed all of the audiobooks that I have listened to so far, but this is most definitely my favorite of all!
Rowan was my favorite, even though he had his failings. But, the author truly brought him to life for me.
I loved the voices that she used for the various characters. She did such a good job of not only doing different women's voices for the various characters, but also for the men. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Once I hit the halfway mark, I wished I could listen to it all in one sitting. I enjoyed the story from the very first moment I began listening, however, it really took off for me half way through and the author threw in some huge twists that really surprised me.
I highly recommend this book and the recording of it. I plan to go back and read the other books by this author that I have not yet read because I enjoyed this one so much.
I received this book for free via Audiobook Blast for an honest review.
This is the story of a present day woman, Morgan Shaw who is transported back to the late 1600's during a visit to the Tall Ships Festival, in San Diego 2015. In her current life (2015) she has just been dumped by her boyfriend and is about to start chemo for liver cancer. Needless to say, she has a few problems to deal with.
While on the ship The Reckoning at the festival, she finds a mysterious ruby and when one of her tears falls on it, magical time travel takes her back to the time when it was a real pirate ship. It is there she encounters the enigmatic and mysterious Rowan Dutton, who is the captain of said ship.
I'd like to say the rest of the story was predictable, but it really wasn't. There were quite a few twists and turns, not what I expected. It was an exciting listen, well worth it. Ms.Tyndall is an excellent writer and I can say that I could almost feel that balmy Caribbean breeze she describes. Well done!
I would be amiss if I did not mention, that I did not realize that this was a Christian romance and perhaps I missed that. I could have done without the many references of "placing our lives in the hands of the Father" and similar quotes.However, if you are into that sort of thing, go for it. If not, be forewarned. Still a great story nontheless.
Ms. Agliotta does a fine job with the narration, the British, Jamaican, Scottish and the many other characters, male and female. She really brings them to life. However, the sibilance throughout the entire book is so harsh that at times I had to turn down the volume so low it was difficult to hear the narrative. I'm not certain if this was actually Ms. Agliotta's voice or poor post processing. I tried on multiple sets of headphones and it was the same. I'm no audio engineer, but this problem is easily solved by just tweaking down that frequency a bit.
Overall though, a very entertaining listen!
I dislike that the story ended so soon and wish I could here more of Morgan and Rowen. A very interesting book indeed and I could never figure out how it was going to end until the end and was always kept guessing.
Morgan Shaw has just received devastating news and thought her boyfriend would be understanding but instead he broke up with her while on a pirate ship festival tour. So Morgan climbed down into the ship to cry it out and next thing she knew she awoke on a real pirate ship in the 1600's.
Captain Rowan Dutton of the Reckoning can't believe his eyes when he spots a strange women on his ship and that she's not afraid of him in the least, always challenging him at every turn. God has plans for Rowan and Morgan and maybe a happily ever after.
Loved how God's love was intertwined throughout this story and challenges Morgan's faith every step of the way. Lots of suspense and mystery!
What a great story. It has romance, adventure and pirates to boot, what more do you need! Oh and last but not least, it is also a really good time travel story! This is a clean, sweet story with just the right amount of passion!
I would recommend this to all ages!
"An Epic Christian Pirate Adventure!"
I had mixed feelings about this story. I don't usually fancy time travel stories, but this left me wondering, luring me along with the characters, situations, trials, humor, and near-realness of it.
The voice-reader is amazing! So talented, so convincing, so convicting, and reaching her voice out to pull me into the story.
There are real situations, pirate things that are not easy realities, but the author deals with them quite brilliantly. The reality of attraction of one gender for another, of the havoc wreaked by terminal illness, and soul issues are all addressed as well. I was greatly encouraged by the reconciliation, redemption, healing, and hopeful words shared.
A bitter-sweet mixture of drama, comedy, epic adventure, suspense, contemporary and historical romance.
The Reckoning was so much fun to listen to. It's one of the best I've heard.
I loved the character of Morgan. I enjoyed seeing her growth over the course of the story and felt the author did a tremendous job at connecting her readers to this character.
Her accent gave the story a new twist. I think it added a new dimension that shed the story in a new light. It was a delight to listen to.
I wanted to take it in portions so I could spread out the enjoyment.
I loved this story. The time changes, the characters, the pirates!, the message, the romance... it was all there. And the presence of characters form previous books in the series was an added bonus. MaryLu is an exceptional author!
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