Monday, September 19, 2011

Aye Aye! The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

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by DT
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A review post...

The Pirate Queen
by Patricia Hickman

Treasure is found in the most unlikely places.

The envy of all her friends, wife and mother Saphora Warren is the model of southern gentility and accomplishment. She lives in a beautiful Lake Norman home, and has raised three capable adult children. Her husband is a successful plastic surgeon--and a philanderer. It is for that reason that, after hosting a garden party for Southern Living magazine, Saphora packs her bags to escape the trappings of the picturesque-but-vacant life.

Saphora’s departure is interrupted by her husband Bender’s early arrival home, and his words that change her life forever: I’m dying.

Against her desires, Saphora agrees to take care of Bender as he fights his illness. They relocate, at his insistance, to their coastal home in Oriental—the same house she had chosen for her private getaway. When her idyllic retreat is overrun by her grown children, grandchildren, townspeople, relatives, and a precocious neighbor child, Saphora’s escape to paradise is anything but the life she had imagined. As she gropes for evidence of God's presence amid the turmoil, can she discover that the richest treasures come in surprising packages?

DT says:
Saphora Warren did not ring true to life as a woman to me, but then she was born and raised in the south with differences in values. The ending was sappy and unrealistic. Not my kind of read.

Review post created for Talk like a Pirate Day event by DT
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  1. Since I love her, I gotta go with Emer (aka Saffron), from The Dust of 100 Dogs. She is AH-mazing and a swashbuckling lady too!

    *Waving at s-i-l, D.T. Great review!*

  2. Annie Bonny dressed and disguised herself as a male pirate to be with the man she loved named Pirate Captain John Rackman AKA: Calico Jack. This is a true story by the way. Thanks me hearty!


  3. Geena Davis' MORGAN in CUTTHROAT ISLAND - not a great movie at all.


  4. Right now I can only remember one name, Angelica, the daughter of Blackbeard from “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". LOL.

    thank you!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  5. I only saw this movie:
    Angelica: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    thank you

  6. I am going to go with Jacky Faber from L.A. Meyer's wonderful piratey series. :)

    Thank you!

  7. I don't think I have come across any female pirate in my readings! I'm racking my head and nope, I have met many male pirates though.

    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. angelica-the latest p.o.c. film

  9. Jeanne de Clisson aka the Lioness of Brittany.


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