by Celia Rees
Hardback: 340 pages
Nancy Kington, a wealthy merchant’s daughter living in Bristol, England in the early 1700’s, is sometimes lonely but enjoys the privileges her father’s business brings. Minerva Sharpe is a penniless slave’s daughter living and working on the Kington’s Jamaican plantation. These two young women, united through a set of extraordinary circumstances including a brutal murder, an arranged marriage, and set of ruby earrings, find themselves sailing the high seas in search of love, adventure and freedom—as pirates!
Most parts of pirate life and living are touched upon in this book. Being a YA novel it was a tame read but just as effective in the telling of historical pirate accounts - slavery, trading, treasures and of course the love of the sea.
Loved the female perspective and how the gals were able to be independent in those times.
Found this drawing of Minerva and Nancy in dandy pirate gear.