Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman
Saphora Warren has had enough. She has her packed bags in her hands when her philandering husband opens the door and announces that he's dying of cancer. So instead of escaping on her own to their summer home, she moves there with him as he gets treatment and lives out his last days.
Along for the summer is their eight year old grandson Eddie. The first person they meet when they arrive in town is Tobias, a young boy who befriends Eddie - and changes all their lives.
Deep down Saphora still loves her husband and I think his illness reveals that to her. She seems to try to take care of anyone who comes her way. She makes a bold stand for Tobias more than once. She makes friends easily and she's comfortable with herself.
While I didn't find this book impossible to put down it was a joy to pick up. Picking such a busy time of year to read it, there would be days I won't have time to read but each time I picked it up, I fell back into the time and place very easily.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.