If you are looking for a book that will keep you spell-bound, this one is for you! Mary Lu Tyndall weaves an incredible story of true love and dying, pirates and capture, slaves and harlots, twists and turns, hate and God's redemption. I stayed on the edge of my seat for the entire ride. What an amazing book! (Note: This is a sequel to The Red Siren, also by Mary Lu Tyndall in the Charles Towne Belles series. I read the first one before this and loved it as well. This book would make sense if you never read the first one, but I would suggest reading The Red Siren before The Blue Enchantress.)
Hope Westcott has run off with Lord Falkland on his ship to England to surprise him because he has promised to marry her. Hope's siblings warned her against him but she didn't listen. As Hope found out on the ship, Lord Falkland is already married; he sells Hope to the ship's captain to be sold as a slave. Hope is horrified that he would do such a thing and does not know how to get out of this mess since she never told her family where she was going.
Nathanial Mason has always admired Hope Westcott from afar in Charles Towne, even though she had a reputation of being a harlot. When he sees her on the block being sold as a slave he feels it is his duty as a Christian gentleman to rescue her. What he does not know is that it may cost him half of his livelihood.
Hope is shocked to see Mr. Mason rescue her, as she has always shunned him back in Charles Towne. When their ship back to home is wrecked, she, Nathanial, and some of the ship's crew must push past all odds to survive on a nearby desert island. Things get awkward between her and Nathanial when Abigail, a godly woman, seems to be getting Nathanial's attentions, and Hope gets jealous.
And if that isn't dramatic and edge-of-your-seat enough for you, might I add that Hope becomes deadly sick with an island fever and a pirate ship docks on the island.
This book is so amazing! I would give it five out of five stars. Thank you so much to Net Galley and Barbour publishers! I totally fell in love with this book and its characters.