Historical Fiction, Review

The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall

about the book

The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall

Lieutenant Owen Masters and Emeline Baratt meet on a British warship as sworn enemies. Where will Emeline place her loyalties when forced to spy against her country?

A trip home from England to Maryland in 1812 finds Emeline Baratt a captive on a British warship and forced to declare her allegiance between the British and Americans.

Remaining somewhat politically neutral on a ship where her nursing skills are desperately needed is fairly easy—until she starts to have feelings for the first lieutenant who becomes her protector.

However, when the captain sends her and Lieutenant Owen Masters on land to spy, she must choose between her love for him or her love for her country.

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my thoughts

Tories and warships and spies, oh my! Treacherous exploits and betrayals abound at sea and on land in this story, testing loyalties and resolve. The plot is clever and emotionally complex as lines between right and wrong, friend and foe become increasingly difficult to distinguish.

Emeline is truly a firecracker patriot yet she also shines in her covert role as a well-bred lady loyal to the crown. Her friendship with Hannah is both entertaining and heartwarming. The older woman is an inspiration and encouragement as she blesses Emeline with a Titus 2 mentor’s love.

Owen’s dedication to the patriot cause and ability to conceal his true feelings is impressive. I loved the way his attraction to and growing affection for Emeline sparks through the layers of deception. The author presents a balanced mix of good and bad folks on both sides of the conflict.

Fans of espionage, seamanship, and the Revolutionary War era will enjoy this story and I highly recommend it. The Liberty Bride is an excellent addition to the Daughters of the Mayflower series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

A Christy Award finalist and winner of two Inspirational Readers’ Choice awards, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of tall ships and swashbuckling heroes during her childhood years on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years. Trapped in a land-locked cubicle, she was often seen pounding furiously upon the keyboard during her lunch hour, creating what would become her Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, all the while believing God’s promise to her that. “If you write it, I will get it published”. And He did!

Twenty-five books later, her loving husband and six children still haven’t gotten used to her historic costumes and nautical speech. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She continues to pen her romantic tales on the California coast while managing a home, husband, little scalawag grandkids, and several stray cats who have decided that her keyboard is the best place to sleep! She believes that without popcorn and chocolate, life would not be worth living, and her sole motivation in life is to bring others closer to God. Visit her website!


Daughters of the Mayflower

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y'Barbo The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep


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