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The Red Siren

by Marylu Tyndall

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When Captain Dajon Waite is asked to take guardianship of Faith Westcott--lady by day and pirate along the Carolina coast by night--and her sisters, will he be able to save Faith and his own reputation from the schemes of rival Sir Wilhelm Carteret?
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I love this book! Its one of my all time favorites!! ( )
  PirateQueen84 | Apr 4, 2020 |
Way more religious than expected. I gave it away to someone who enjoyed it. ( )
  ResQdog51 | Feb 1, 2015 |
What would you do if you were a girl in colonial America faced with a tough choice? The choice between allowing your father to give you away in marriage to horrible men, or find a way to support yourself. Today that choice would be easy, but in Faith Westcott's time, her options seemed limited. She had to find a way to save not only herself, but her two sisters from what she saw as the horrible fate of marriages that they had no say in. Her choice to try and raise money is an interesting one. She turns to piracy...with the stable hand as her first mate and loud mouth parrot along for the ride.

Few people believe the tales of the fiery red haired captain, the temptress that lures ships to their doom, know only as the Red Siren. But Lt. Dajon Waite has had a run in with her in the past, where she took everything from him, and now he eagerly looks forward to laying his trap to capture her.

Faith beats Dajon at every turn. On the sea and on the land, she leads him in a merry chase that somehow ends up turning into a romance. But what will happen if he ever finds out that she slips to the seas at night to steal from the heavy merchant ships as they come into port?

3/5 ( )
  jasmyn9 | May 30, 2010 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I got the book thanks to LibraryThing Early Reviewers. It took me a while to read it, mostly because of the others so-so reviews I've read about the book. I will not summarize it, because other reviewers have already done a good job doing so. I 'll just say that if you like romance and historical books, this is not one of the best books, but it has a good pace and it is easy to ready. I should point out that at times, the author;s emphasize on the "christian" portion of the book seem a little too excessive and one-sided. ( )
  soleenusa | Oct 5, 2009 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
'The Red Siren' was a book that I was really excited to read since it combined genres I have never really read together: christian, romance, pirate adventure and historical fiction. It's a lot put into one book but overall it all played out nicely. It was an easy, pleasurable read I would recommend for summer beach days when you don't really feel like delving deep into distrubing facts of life. I read it in two days and I would have given it 4 stars had it not been for this awful cover. I mean, really, what where the publishers thinking?! The lady on the cover, not to take anything away from her, has nothing in common with the heroine, the Red Siren, not even the hair color which in the book is really red not washed out strawberry red color we see on the cover. I know, we are not supposed jusdge books by their covers but for the bigger part of the book I could not let go of this mismatched cover image and how it has nothing to do with the girl in the book.
Other than that, it's a nice read, a breath of fresh air as far the lack of obscene language and gentleness which you don't often get to see in romance books. ( )
  Lila_Gustavus | Jul 8, 2009 |
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"But he who received the seed on stony places,
this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while.
For when tribulations or persecution arises
because of the word, immediately he stumbles."
                 Matthew 13:20-21 NJKV
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This was Dajon Waite's last chance. If he didn't sail his father's merchant ship and the cargo she held safely into harbor, his future would be tossed to the wind. With his head held high, he marched across the deck of the Lady Em and gazed over the choppy seas of the channel, expecting at any minute to see the lights of Portsmouth pierce the gray shroud of dusk. Another hour and his mission would be completed with success. It had taken two years before his father had trusted him to captain the most prized vessel in his merchant fleet, the Lady Em---named after Dajon's mother, Emily---especially on a journey that had taken him past hostile France and Spain and then far into the pirate=infested waters off the African coast.
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