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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Pirate Queen - book review

About This 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 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?
This was a truly enjoyable book.  The author draws you into the lives of the characters, causing you to want to know more about them and their lives.  There are some tough issues faced in this book.  Issues that made me examine myself and wonder what my response would be if faced with a similar situation.
The Pirate Queen is a story of love, commitment, family, and faith.  I would definitely recommend this book.  But be warned to have a box of tissues handy.  You're going to need them.  :)
(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.)


Laura said...

Can I borrow it?


Michelle said...

I can't wait to read this...it sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Lake Norman (Mooresville, NC) is in a neighboring town where my husband does most of his work. I'm there all the time!