The Ransom




Genre: Christian Historical Romance (Jamaica)

Series: Legacy of the King’s Pirates #4

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.


  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ransom Press (February 27, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IPMF80W

PRINT available March 4, 2014


  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • Publisher: MaryLu Tyndall Books (March 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991092120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991092123




February 27, 2014
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.

RANSOM (LEGACY OF THE KING’S PIRATES) by MaryLu Tyndall is an exciting Inspirational Historical Fiction set in 1692 Port Royal, Jamaica. #4 in the “LEGACY OF THE KING’S PIRATES, but can be read as a stand alone. See, The Redemption, Legacy of the Kings’ Pirates Series #1,
Meet, Miss Juliana Dutton, the daughter of a shipping owner and  Alexander Hyde, son of the infamous Captain Edmund Merrick Hyde, aka, The Pirate Earl and Lord Munthrope, who is the town’s buffoon or so they think. And a few other wicked and not so wicked secondary characters.
“Ransom (Legacy of the King’s Pirates)” is the tale of faith, passion, secrets, love, romance, healing and forgiveness. Action packed, and fast paced from beginning to the every last page. Filled with adventure, a sea battle or two, struggles, and romance. Oh, an earthquake, and an earth shattering realization, literally!
WOW!! I was so excited to receive this long awaited tale, and was not disappointed. I adore pirates! The characters are engaging, and realistic. The storyline is interesting and intriguing. Although, poor Juliana meets with one problem after the other. From her desire to keep her secrets, to her troublesome twin brother, to her reaction to the Pirate King, and her growing attraction the buffoon Lord Munthrope. But can she trust either of them with her heart and her secrets? Juliana feels abandoned by everyone in her life, including God, sometimes.
Faith based, but not “preachy”. A pure joy to read! I couldn’t put RANSOM down!
Ms. Tyndall is back with her pirates!! I absolutely loved this tale of the promise of love, and the power of forgiveness and healing. A sweet romance! I can hardly wait to what is next for THE LEGACY OF THE KING’S PIRATES. If you don’t read any other tale of pirates and romance, you really should pick up RANSOM ( LEGACY OF THE KING’S PIRATES). You will not be disappointed!
Well done!!
Received for an honest review from the author.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More