The Red Siren

The Red Siren

by MaryLu Tyndall

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You'll be swept away by this latest historical romance by bestselling author M. L. Tyndall. Faith Westcott is a lady by day and a pirate by night. Can she garner the riches she so desperately needs before her secret is revealed? Captain Dajon Waite is determined to catch the fiery redhead who has been pillaging the Carolina coast. When Faith invites his courtship, she hopes his infatuation will shield her true identity and keep other suitors at bay. Can the love of a godly captain win her heart, or will she be forced to marry Sir Wilhelm Carteret, a man obsessed with taking her to wife?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602601567
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Series: Charles Towne Belles
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award finalist and bestselling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on the California coast with her husband, six kids, and four cats. Her passion is to write page-turning, romantic adventures that not only entertain but open people’s eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

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The Red Siren 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Daughter_of_the_King More than 1 year ago
The Red Siren is a wonderfully written tale of a woman pirate, a Navy captain, and their struggles with God and each other. Filled with suspense, romance, laughter, devious plots, fun-filled afternoons, and chases across the sea, it is everything I could want in a book. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. I highly encourage you to read The Red Siren, and all of MaryLu's books.
cholesommers More than 1 year ago
M.L. Tyndall has done it again! The Red Siren captivated me from the first chapter and didn¿t let go until the story was told and I am now left waiting for the 2nd book in Charles Towne Belles series. I took an instant liking to Faith with her fiery personality, her go getter attitude and her willingness to fight against all odds. I found it very interesting how she could face down an enemy on sea with no fear evident, but it was fear that drove her to risk everything in her life to become The Red Siren. Her sisters added great interest and humor to the story and I found myself wondering how Tyndall will develop these two throughout the series. I truly enjoyed the twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Red Siren is a novel that takes you on a trip of faith, action, romance, and trust. As I started reading The Red Siren it started off a little slower than some of M.L. Tyndall¿s other books. However, after pushing forward the book grabs your interest and it cannot be put down.

Faith Westcott has watched her sisters married off to womanizing men merely because of their titles. Being of a strong will, she is determined that this will not happen to her. So what does she do? She is a lady by day and a pirate by night. She sets out to obtain her own wealth so that her and her sisters do not have to depend on any man.

Captain Dajon Waite is a responsible, handsome, brave and God-fearing man. The total opposite of Faith Westcott. When Captain Dajon Waite life is destroyed by the infamous pirate known as ¿The Red Siren¿, he vows to bring her to justice. However, this may be very difficult if he falls in love with her.

The Red Siren is one of the wonderful books that will take you away to a far away time and place. You will not want to put it down and till the last page is read. I highly recommend The Red Siren.
sheriberry02 More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a fantastic book. The first word that comes to mind is ACTION. Lots of action! Lots of adventure and a romance story thrown into the mix! I stayed up late to read it all in one sitting.

Faith Wescott, a fiery redhead, gives Dajon Waite a run for his money when her father leaves him as custodian over her and her two sisters. Faith is larger than life in this book. She is a lady by day and pirate by night! What a story! At times you want to grab her around the throat and throttle her and then other times you are cheering her on. Faith is a woman of incredible bravery and loyalty, but she does have a major flaw. Well, make that two major flaws - first, she has rejected God, not believing that He cares. And second - she has an almost hatred of all men, believing that all men are just controlling creatures with no true regard for women.
Enter, Dajon Waite. What a guy! He is responsible, brave, handsome :o) , and a God-fearing man. Almost a complete opposite of Faith, except for one thing - Dajon has a secret too. However, his secret may well destroy his career and the trust that he finally gains from Faith.
A true clash of the wills, The Red Siren, will keep you turning the pages faster and faster until the very last.
I loved it and highly recommend it to all!
cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
Upon starting this novel, I was not completely enthralled with the character of Faith. She is independent, and feminist, and arrogant. After learning her background and coming to understand her plight I was able to allow her into my heart more. My first adventure with MaryLu Tyndall's The Falcon and the Sparrow was able to show me that MaryLu was a fabulous story teller. This book was able to show me that I want more and more and that the story is not long enough. I have not yet read her original pirate series, but now I must, as well as I cannot wait for the next in the Charles Towne Belle Series to come out.



This book brings us three sisters with very different lives, a naval officer with a past but a present and future guided by God, as well as two ex-slaves that are learning more about love and family than they knew in their years before. The author truly brings to life realistic characters that make you smile and make you cringe. From the First Mate who does not know what he wants to the heir or the city who is a pompous fool. There is hope and a light for all people, it just depends on if you are strong enough to look for it.



It took a couple chapters, but once I was sucked in, and curious for more, I could not stop turning the pages until I found out what would happen next. At each turn of events and situation I had no clue as to how anything could possibly work out and I was pleasantly surprised through out the entire journey to be thoroughly entertained and educated in the pirate and naval world of early Charles Towne, Carolina.



I highly recommend this story as well as anything else by MaryLu (M.L.) Tyndall and other related authors as well such as Kathleen Y'Barbo. Go read it. You will not be disappointed!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Outraged that with her father away, her sister Charity was forced to marry an abusive man, Faith Westcott vows never her and if she can help it and never her two other sisters Grace and Hope too. During the day she is a lady charming the ton, but at night she becomes a notorious pirate bringing in needed loot to keep the abusers away.

British naval officer Captain Dajon White leaves his patrolling of Coastal Carolina for home because he has an obligation there. Off of Portsmouth, England, he rescues Faith only to have her take over his ship. Ashamed as the Lady Em was his father¿s gem, Dajon vows to hunt down the she pirate who humiliated him and all other pirates. However, first he must deal with the obligation of taking guardianship of the unmarried Westcott siblings.

Though the plot of a sea pirate besting a male at sea is not new, fans will fully appreciate the fine opening Charles Town Belles¿ tale. Faith is an interesting lead character as she lost her faith in God with what happened to Charity and has turned to piracy to keep it from happening to her and her other sisters. Dajon has family issues too as he feels he fails to live up to his father¿s reputation. Known for her buccaneer historical romances, M. L. Tyndall provides another fine at sea thriller.

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StoutHearted on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's a familiar plot to romance readers, but with the added element of Christian evangelism. The heroine Faith is the lady pirate with a noble cause: to amass a fortune in order to save her sisters from a fate worse than death -- marriages to lecherous men. When her admiral father is called away to sea, guardianship of the sisters is placed in the hand of the handsome, godly Mr. Dajon Waite, a commander whose job, coincidently, is to catch pirates. Also coincidently, he once lost his father's merchant ship to the Faith, as her pirate altar ego the "Red Siren," which exiled him from his family and sent him down a dark path until he found God. Add in the foppish Sir Wilhelm, Faith's slimy, father-approved, wealthy suitor as the villain, and you have the complete recipe for a typical romance plot. For fans of the genre, the familiarity and predicitability of it all with either be an escapist comfort, or a bore. With the exception of the Christian themes, there is nothing in the story that I haven't read in every other historical romance.The characters are stereotypes typical of the romance genre. Even Faith's sisters are wedged into prescribed roles, but the author almost frustratingly shows small signs of drawing them out of their stereotypes. Hope, the blonde, is the flirt with a tragic past. She seems doomed to play the shallow coquette until the author grants her moments where she wrestles with her abandonment issues. Grace, on the other hand, as the brunette is constricted to the role of the "good" sister, with her mind on morality and charity. She is granted blink-and-you'll-miss it moments of ill temper that broaden her character, but the author does not pay much attention to her and, as a consequence, neither can the readers. Hope is given a better chance to shine, and I suppose this is to gear up for the next book in the author's Charles Towne series.So how does this book rate as a Christian romance? Well, the author's interpretation of Christianity seems to conflict with the spirit of the romance novel. If Faith had not gone through the struggle to know God, if she had not been a pirate and aquired qualities that made her stand out from other women Dajon had known, would the happy couple have ever joined together? The author's answer seems to be: If it's meant to happen, God will make it happen.As a historical romance, the author takes care to submerge the reader into the setting. Her strength in creating ambience is through the background characters, who are all either bawdy, immoral scoundrels, or former victims of such people (ex-slaves Molly and Lucas). These people paint the times as less-than-innocent. While the lead characters are romanticized, the author makes no bones about the dangerous times of colonial Charles Towne. It is a wild place, complete with reminders of Indian raids, war, and murderous pirates. Because of the setting, it seems farfetched that Faith could have survived undetected and (save for a tiny scar) unharmed from pirating. That she was able to pull it off so many times stretches the imagination. Oh well, I think the author was going for a switch in roles because usually the rogue hero is the pirate, and the goodly, pure one is the damsel. It does make for an interesting concept; however, I wish the author kept the fires of her imagination stoked with a story beyond what the typical romance plot generator usually spits out.
Lila_Gustavus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
'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.
cherryblossommj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Upon starting this novel, I was not completely enthralled with the character of Faith. She is independent, and feminist, and arrogant. After learning her background and coming to understand her plight I was able to allow her into my heart more. My first adventure with MaryLu Tyndall's The Falcon and the Sparrow was able to show me that MaryLu was a fabulous story teller. This book was able to show me that I want more and more and that the story is not long enough. I have not yet read her original pirate series, but now I must, as well as I cannot wait for the next in the Charles Towne Belle Series to come out.This book brings us three sisters with very different lives, a naval officer with a past but a present and future guided by God, as well as two ex-slaves that are learning more about love and family than they knew in their years before. The author truly brings to life realistic characters that make you smile and make you cringe. From the First Mate who does not know what he wants to the heir or the city who is a pompous fool. There is hope and a light for all people, it just depends on if you are strong enough to look for it.It took a couple chapters, but once I was sucked in, and curious for more, I could not stop turning the pages until I found out what would happen next. At each turn of events and situation I had no clue as to how anything could possibly work out and I was pleasantly surprised through out the entire journey to be thoroughly entertained and educated in the pirate and naval world of early Charles Towne, Carolina.I highly recommend this story as well as anything else by MaryLu (M.L.) Tyndall and other related authors as well such as Kathleen Y'Barbo. Go read it. You will not be disappointed!
Neverwithoutabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and amusing read. A Christian romance involving a wayward female pirate and a god-fearing officer of the Royal Navy who is out to capture her in more ways than one. One of the things I found amusing was the female pirate. There was something very modern about her attitude and perspective that didn't quite fit with the times the story was set in. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but it did add an element of enjoyment to the story. I also found her sisters to be quite a bit more independent than I would have expected for the times. The story is well written with the requisite trials and tribulations and the nefarious suitor who is after the hand of the heroine dispite the fact that she makes it well-known to him that his intentions are unwelcome. He provides the means by which the pirate-lady is led back to her faith in God. She then comes to rely on Him and her faith and finds that through God all things will work out in the end. All in all an enjoyable, light-hearted read.
demonite93 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It had the makings of a harolquin romance novel. After reading the back that's what I had expected. While the beginning was abot boring and slow it picked up nicely. And while I did not enjoy the strong Chrisitian over-tones I read past them. The premise was interesting even through the story was incredibly predictable. Even knowing what would happen I enjoyed the story. The writting reminded me of some of the "teen" books I've read. Very basic and simple to read. All in all I would probably re-read it if I had nothing else to read.
stonecoldfoxonfire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As an ER, I felt obligated to read this book, even as I was reading the first few chapters and wasn't sure if I make it through. Today, I'm proud to say I did, and surprised to say the book was so much better than I initially gave it credit for.While the dialogue, at times, is a little cliche, (many lines seemed to be taken straight from one of my favorite movies, Pirates of the Caribbean) the witty banter between love interests was clever enough to redeem it. So many "secrets" were kept from the reader throughout the first two thirds of the novel I wasn't sure if they'd be revealed or if the writer was just trying to be coy. These secrets were revealed, and well done to boot. I was kept in a lot of suspense towards the end. Tyndall used imagery that made me cringe at first, but once you get used to her style (and come to terms with the fact that she was a Math major, after all) it's not so bad. It's actually pretty good.The Red Siren is not necessarily what I'd call literature. But, it is Christian Fiction at it's very best. Tyndall has some very important things to say, and it was so refreshing to have the focal point of the story be someone who had lost all faith in God. I'm not an avid reader of Christian lit, but what I have read annoys me to no end because the main character is so pious, it's sickening. Tyndall let her pious character shine in a relatively small role as Faith, the main character's, younger sister.If you're looking for an inspirational, easy read, you've found it. Look no further. All other readers should begin with a very open mind, or you might not be able to finish.
bebesarah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a romantic, Christian novel featuring an unlikely, but readable story of a secret, young, female pirate and a British officer sworn to bring the pirate to justice. Set in the colonial coast of the British colony of Carolina, the setting and characters are well drawn, for the most part. Female pirate and captain of the pirate ship, The Red Siren, Faith Westcott takes care of her two sisters, Hope and Grace, after the death of their mother. Their distant and often absent father, a Rear Admiral, seeks to marry Faith to a despicable man. The background of Faith's piracy is not well explained, leaving the reader puzzling as to her start and experience in this line of work. The entrance of the dashing, but devout Commander Dashon Waite provides the romantic interest and conflict, as he is asked to guard the Westcott daughters in their father's absence, as well as to seek out the pirate that is robbing vessels locally (in other words, Faith). The plot advances with exciting sequences of piracy and romantic tension. Absolutely unforgiveable, however, is the weak ending, if one can even call this an ending. Blatantly leaving open most of the plot lines, the ending is extremely disappointing. Not recommended because of the inexcusably poor ending.
love2readnovels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Red Siren was simply captivating. From the first page to the close of the book you are held to the pages to find out what will happen next. The story centers around Faith Westcott (her two sisters Grace & Hope) and Dajon Waite. Faith feels compelled to watch after her sisters and is trying to gain wealth to save them from being married off to unsavory men like their older sister Charity. Dajon Waite has things in his past that drive him to follow the rules especially God rules (and the Navy's). His job is hunting and capturing pirates in that area. When Faith's father is called away he assigns Dajon the job of looking after the ladies. Not an easy task. Then there's Sir Wilhelm Carteret. A wealthy sort who has set his sights on faith but Faith loaths any man especially Sir Wilhelm. However, he will have Faith at any cost and if she does not make her fortune by the time her father returns he has promised to give Faith to Sir Wilhelm in marriage. egad!@!!!! But what will happen when the pirate hunter (Dajon) meets the pirate (Faith)? I've never met a MaryLu Tyndall book I didn't like. This one was no exception. If you like adventure, heart stopping moments and a great love story complete with an underlying message, look no further. Get the book.
ladycato on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I received through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. The publisher provided the book free for blog reviewing purposes.The Red Siren is a Christian historical romance taking place mostly in the vicinity of now-Charleston, South Carolina in the early 1700s. It was refreshing to read about this time period and place; I lived near Charleston for several years and was familiar with many place names in the book, so that made it feel more personal for me.Faith Wescott is an admiral's daughter and, secretly, a pirate. When one of her sisters is snared in a cruel marriage, Faith vows that the same thing will not happen to herself or her two remaining sisters. To that end, she takes up piracy and commands her own pirate ship, plundering loot for the sake of her sisters' future. Captain Waite of the British Royal Navy lost his ship to the dastardly female pirate, The Red Siren, years before; when he is forced to take wardship of the Wescott girls during their father's absence, he begins falling for Faith, even though he has the prickly fear that he has met her before. Add in a downright evil and chauvinistic man vying for Faith's hand, and there is a lot at stake - including Faith dangling at the end of a noose if she's caught pirating.The most implausible element of the story is Faith, as an admiral's daughter, acting as a pirate for over five years without being caught or having her absence noted by a guardian. Her ship has mostly-reformed pirates, too, and they take care never to hurt anyone - just take their stuff. That... doesn't sound right, as you'd think at least a few captains would put up a solid fight or that a ship would get sunk. Otherwise, though, the research is solid and the plot is very interesting. As a romance, of course, it's obvious that Faith and Dajon Waite will end up together, but there is a great deal of suspense along the way. The chapters are short, and most are cliffhangers to make one keep reading. The Christian element isn't too overbearing - reassuring for those of faith, but can be glossed over by those who want a good historical read - and I was impressed that the book tackled some serious issues well within the context of the time, including rape.Even with the gentled pirates, this was an enjoyable book. This is one of the better Christian historical romances that I have read, and I am actually curious about the next two books in the series.
judyg54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is Faith Westcott, and lady pirate by night and an "lady" by day. Her and her 2 sisters are suddenly placed under guardianship to a Dajon Waite, who hunts down pirates for the British Royal Navy. Need I say more? Was a very good and enjoyable story and I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
soleenusa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible historical romance! I quickly became caught up in the story of heartaches that Faith and her sisters had been through. I understood her desire to provide a safe place for all of them where they would be provided for. Faith had one major shortcoming though, just like most of us. She felt it was all up to her to take care of them. She was an incredibly strong and resourceful woman, especially given the fact that it is only 1718. As the book progresses we slowly learn about Dajon’s past and what has brought him to the Carolina coast. He has decided that the only way to redeem a past mistake is to be perfect at following all the rules of both God and man. I loved both of these characters and was captivated by their journey as they both learned about God and His grace and forgiveness. There were wonderful twists to the story and I wasn’t sure how things were going to work out until the very end. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
Danielle_Johnson1 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It kept you in suspense until they end! There was really never a dull moment. I Loved the main character Faith! She was passionate about everything! She was determined to get what she wanted. There was only the one obstacle and that was the Captain Dajon Waite. He was just as determined. These characters were wonderful! There were challenges that seemed to bring them closer together and tear them apart at the same time. I really enjoyed how Faith tried her best to take care of her sisters despite everything!
StaceyNV More than 1 year ago
I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to M.L. Tyndall and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Red Siren" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, but haven’t been very consistent in taking the time to thank them in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me. "The Red Siren" does not disappoint! Although this novel begins a bit slower than M.L. Tyndall's other swashbuckling efforts, the pace steadily pushes forward to reveal a wonderful romantic adventure. I eagerly await future novels in this series! Faith is leading a double life. She is the self-appointed caregiver to her two younger sisters and a confirmed bachelorette as well as an infamous pirate known as "The Red Siren". When Dajon's life is destroyed by this beautiful buccaneer, he vows to bring her to justice. But this may become difficult if he falls in love with her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Red Siren is the first book in The Charles Towne Belles series. Faith has given up faith and taken up pirating the seas to support her sisters. Faith cannot stand the thought of any more of her sisters marrying evil men, men they do not love. Dajon has been humiliated and cast away by his family, and his goal is to be successful and capture the female pirate who stole his ship. Faith and Dajon meet and he is put in charge of their protection. They start to fall in love. What happens when Dajon finds out the woman he loves isn't what she appears? I liked this book a lot. Faith almost wants independence too much, and Dajon is trying too hard to fix the past instead of living in the present. This book brings many emotions as the pages are turned. It’s a very enjoyable read. I would know--I've read the book three times.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with loyalty and love, betrayal and pain, The Red Siren weaves an exciting story of a desperate lady pirate, and a handsome pirate-catcher. who somehow manage to fall in love. While faithless Faith Westcott tries to protect her younger sisters-one frivolous and the other selfless-and slowly earns money for their future by being a pirate; Captain Dajon Waite watches over all three Westcott sisters, and searches diligently for the lady pirate raiding the seas. Little do either know what God has in store for them. The Red Siren was an entertaining read, and I do recommend it, as well as the next two books in the series.
Broadwayphan902 More than 1 year ago
I think that this is a great book! It was a wonderful start to the Charles Towne Bells series and left me wanting more of the wonderful characters. Faith is headstrong, determined, and brave, and a wonderful heroine. She loves her sisters so much that she resorts to piracy so they don't have to marry cruel men. Dajon was also a great main character that I liked a lot. I found many characters with a variety of different characters just as I would in real life and I found it amazing. I realized I was anxious to see Faith's fate. I would definitely recommend this good book to all of my friends.