Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book Review: The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

Being a native North Carolinian, I'm always interested in books set with my home state as the backdrop. So I was excited to get the chance to review The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman.

Saphora Warren stayed married to her womanizing spouse "for the children". However, after the kids are grown, she has had enough of his cheating and decides to leave him and their affluent lifestyle. Her plan is to let Bender remain on the affluent estate overlooking Lake Norman where they just did a shoot for Southern Living magazine; she will move to their old bungalow "Oriental" on the Outer Banks.

She agrees to stay with him, however, after he tells her he is dying. Saphora is a nurturing person, although some call her "codependent" for not just leaving her philandering cancer stricken husband after all he's put her through. Saphora finds faith, hope, and love in the midst of loss. The Pirate Queen is a rich story of forgiveness and grace.

About the author: Patricia Hickman, author of acclaimed novel Painted Dresses, is an award-winner, speaker and humorist who has won two Silver Angel Awards for Excellence in Media as well as a Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Gold Award for her novel Katrina’s Wings. Patricia holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Queens University and enjoys biking, hiking, and mapping out the Southern towns where her novels are set.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.