Monday, April 11, 2011

The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

The Pirate Queen
Publication Date: August 10, 2010
Genre: Christen Romance
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Book Blurb: 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: This was an amazing story. When I first sat down with this book, I figured this was going to be a chick-lit type of book. Instead I was taken on an emotional roller coaster. Within the first two chapters, you know that this book is going to end sadly. Saphora's husband whom she was going to leave, finds out he has a brain tumor and its terminal. So they head to their home in Oriental for him to be there as he goes through treatment. As a reader, you know how this is going to end and that you will need Kleenex's. However, the author throws in another character for the reader to fall in love with, a little boy named Tobias.  This little boy was born with AIDS and Saphora and her family love this boy and try hard to help him and his family learn to stand there grounds against others who just don't understand.  Even with the tears and heartache in this book, you still end this book with a happy ending. Something you just didn't see coming at the beginning. As I stated, this is an amazing story. I loved it and when it came time to rate it, there was no other rating then 5 stars.

I recommend this book to almost any reader. Sometimes you just need a book to sit down and read that isn't full of killers, or two people falling in love, you just need a story.


1 comment:

Blodeuedd said...

Cute blog :)

And I had not heard about this book before but it does sound interesting :D