The Blue Enchantress
In St. Kitts in 1718, Captain Nathaniel Mason is shocked to see a familiar face from Charles Towne, that of beautiful Hope Westcott, an admiral’s daughter who has never bothered to be pleasant to Nathaniel. But Hope, abandoned by her lover, is about to be auctioned off as an indentured servant, so Nathaniel reluctantly parts with one of his ships to save her from her fate. When Nathaniel undertakes to return the not particularly grateful Hope safely to her family in Charles Towne, the unlikely pair find themselves attracted to one another, despite Hope’s tattered reputation and Nathaniel’s misgivings.
The second novel in Tyndall’s Charles Towne Belles series, The Blue Enchantress continues the story of the Westcott sisters. Replete with misunderstandings, dark secrets, and villains from the past, it is an entertaining, if somewhat predictable, tale of romance and adventure on the high seas. Nathaniel and Hope make an appealing couple, and their love story is aided by lively dialogue and a cast of likeable supporting characters, including the occasional pirate.