The Reckoning is a rollicking time travel adventure that plummets the reader into a world of treachery, adventure, and romance. Trust me. You won’t want to miss this one! Michelle Griep, author.
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 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.
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One of the best books I've ever read
Being fluent in cheesy teen romance and sci fi books, I had never given much thought to the possibility of a good Christian romance novel about pirates. In fact, my idea of a Christian novel was more on the preachy side and maybe even, well, Amish. Mary Lu has truly blown my expectations out of the water. This book is truly a blessing for all those who seek to not only honor the Lord but who love to read-and yes I do mean cheesy romance novels. Yet with such passion and outspoken wit, Mary Lu has created a world full of intrigue and captivity for readers both Christian and non. Amazing job!
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“The Reckoning” the FIFTH book to the series “Legacy of the Kings Pirate” by MaryLu Tyndall! It all starts when a young lady, Morgan Shaw, was invited to spend the day at a Tall Ship Festival with some friends in the year 2015. Only thing is that Morgan is having many different problems from anxiety to OCD all the way to cancer where she doesn’t want to do anything but deal with her problems. Boarding a replica tall ship with her friends, she hides away from everyone. Though when she comes out of her hiding she finds herself in the year 1694 in the midst of Rowan Dutton. Rowan, a pirate and womanizer, is out seeking treasure to repay a debt to his sister, only to find Morgan has somehow come stowed away on his ship making things more complicated in his quest.
I have very much enjoyed reading this fifth historical romance novel to the series “Legacy of the Kings Pirate”. When I saw Morgan was somehow transported back to 1694, lots of questions went through my mind. How is she going to get back home to her time period? With her being in the past how will it affect the future? Will she want to stay or want to return home? With Morgan’s different problems how was she going to function without any medication or treatment? Then would Morgan have any affect on Rowan if he were going to change his ways in pirating or not? Overall, I had to keep on reading to see weather or not Morgan and Rowan would trust in God with the events to come and in their own abilities.
What could a modern software engineer have in common with a dangerous
pirate from the late 1600s? Quite a bit if they’re Morgan Shaw and Rowan
Dutton! Through a bit of time travel and adventure on the high seas, this
unlikely pair is thrown together and soon discover they’re both missing
what they need most.
*The Reckoning* is MaryLu Tyndall’s fifth book in her Legacy of the King’s
Pirates Series and tells the story of these two battered souls.
Morgan Shaw has had a fairly typical life in America today: she was raised
by distant and divorced parents, went to college, has a nice job, and even
has an actor boyfriend. The problem is she has cancer, and no one in her
life is truly there for her. Her boyfriend dumps her. Her roommate
encourages her to drink her problems away. Her mother urges her to pray,
but she sees far more dependent on the drugs both she and her daughter have
been subscribed, and Morgan’s father just plans to throw money at the
problem. So when an amulet transports Morgan back in time, she believes it
is all just an elaborate and expensive distraction provided by her father.
Rowan Dutton, on the other hand, knows exactly where he is and where he
plans to go… until Morgan appears on his ship. After gambling away his
family’s fortune with a dissolute life, Rowan longs to repay his debt to
his sister by finding a fortune that will allow her to live out the rest of
her life like a princess, but Morgan’s appearance interrupts his search for
treasure. He does not know what to think of the mysterious young woman who
appeared on his ship in the most unseemly clothes. She keeps speaking of
things he does not understand and making demands as if she does not have a
fear in the world. He’s never met anyone like her, and despite his
concerns about her sanity, he feels drawn to her especially after learning
about her lonely childhood which was not unlike his.
The two grow closer together, but dangerous enemies and time stand between
them, and they need to learn to put their trust in God before the can
overcome the many dangers that bar their way.
Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone
novel, particularly with its aspect of time travel which cannot be found in
the other novels. Still, some of the scenes will be especially enjoyable
for fans of MaryLu’s other books, because several beloved characters do
make an appearance as well. I also noticed the potential for a few more
novels in the series!