Miracle in a Dry Season    Dangerous Passage





The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall

Reviewed by Vickie McDonough

"...a swashbuckling story that will keep you glued to your chair."

Admiral’s daughter, Grace Westcott, has dedicated her life to helping those less fortunate. On a stormy day, she goes to a family’s home, but instead of delivering the food she brought, she is kidnapped by rough, French-speaking pirates.

Rafe Dubois, a French mercenary, is pleased with the woman he’s captured. She’s pretty and spunky enough to survive the long journey to Columbia, where he intends to sell her to a Spanish Don for a small fortune and at the same time exact vengeance for his mother’s death.

Grace cries out to God for rescue, but when her prayers are unanswered, she decides that God has sent her on a mission to spread His word to the unsaved. Rafe soon realizes that Grace isn’t the pampered, spoiled daughter of an Admiral like he expected. There is far more to her. She’s gentle and brave in the face of unspeakable horrors. But he must complete his mission. Besides owing his crew, women and children are depending on him.

The Raven Saint is a fabulous book! Grace is a pious woman, even to the point of being proud of the works she’s done. But when she loses all that is familiar and faces unimaginable horror, she clings to her faith, and even tries to share it with Captain Dubois. But the horrible man wants nothing to do with God.

Rafe is a hurting man who was raised by a cruel father. Nothing he ever did pleased the man. He’s tough, handsome, and a champion of the poor. But nothing he has encountered in life has prepared him for Grace Westcott.

The Raven Saint is a swashbuckling story that will keep you glued to your chair. M.L. Tyndall doesn’t whitewash things, but tackles issues like slavery, revenge, and forgiving past hurts. The faith message is deftly woven in to every fiber of the story and will inspire readers.

Vickie McDonough is an award-winning inspirational romance author. She has written four Heartsong novels and five novellas. Her stories have placed first in several prestigious contests, such as the ACFW Noble Theme, the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest, and the Texas Gold contest. She has also written books reviews for nearly five years and enjoys mentoring new writers. Vickie is a wife of thirty-one years, mother to four sons, and a new grandma. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and traveling. Vickie loves hearing from her readers via e-mail.