Hello, I’m MaryLu Tyndall, author of “The Legacy of the King’s Pirates” series, and I want to thank Delia for having me on her blog. The third book in the series, The Restitution was just released last month. If you like a great swashbuckling romantic adventure, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. The story begins with a young lady, Isabel who is ostracized from proper society and living in seclusion under a reverend’s care with her baby—a product of being ravished one night by the pirate, Captain Kent Carlton. When the baby is suddenly kidnapped by vicious men seeking revenge on Kent, Isabel is forced to combine forces with him to save their son. One of the many spiritual themes running through my story involves one of the minor characters. Cutter is the ship’s surgeon. He is an educated man who was severely burned in an accident that left him disfigured. Now, he hides away from a society that is horrified by his appearance and practices medicine among those who don’t care what he looks like—pirates. I hope you’ll fall in love with Cutter, despite his appearance, as I did, along with one of the other characters in the story. I find as I grow older and closer to Jesus, I can’t help but become angry at the way our society values youth and beauty. It has become an obsession that consumes many people, including our young. My daughter has a friend who is so consumed with her looks that she has already had plastic surgery at age 25. She told me that there is no point to living life if she’s not beautiful and that she would rather die than grow old. My heart goes out to this girl, and I pray for her daily. In a population where only a very small percentage of people fit into the world’s ideal of beauty, where does that leave the rest of us? Even so, I find myself getting caught up in it too. How about you? And what can we do to help our children escape this overwhelming culture around them so they will grow up to look on the inside and not the outside of a person?
Thank you, MaryLu for being a guest on my blog. It was a pleasure having you.
I'm giving away an autographed copy of MaryLu's book, The Restitution. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. (please leave your email address if I don't already have it or if it isn't available on your blog or site) I'll draw a winner on Friday, September 14th.
(For more information on MaryLu's books and to see a book trailer on The Restitution, click here.)