Monday, December 20, 2010

The Pirate Queen

About The Book: 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 insistence, 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?

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book a lot. Saphora is a lot stronger than I am. I would have left Bender in the dust. Ok, maybe not. This story sure takes you on a journey. I laughed. I got mad. I cried. I laughed some more. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster. But the author tells the story well, and when it ends, you wish it hadn’t! The characters in this book become real people, your friends, people you know. Great character development. And what amazing drama this story evokes. The writing style is superb. I’m a new fan of Patricia Hickman.

About The Author: Patricia Hickman, M.F.A., is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction whose work has been praised by critics and readers alike. Patricia first studied creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and then went on to do graduate studies in creative writing at Queens University. She writes for major publishers and is currently at work on her eighteenth book, a novel set in the North Carolina Piedmont. Her next novel, The Pirate Queen, is a story that takes readers journeying from suburban Lake Norman, NC to the sailing villages of the Outer Banks. She has served as a writing professor at UNCC and taught in writing workshops across the country offering her popular "Creating Characters-Giving Story People Life" workshops and courses on fiction.

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I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Walter Brooks Press.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds like something I would read. I might just have to pick this one up.

    ~J3ss1ca (Sawp-Bot)


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