Book Review: “The Pirate Queen”

Posted on January 16, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman tells the story of Saphora Warren, who on the outside seems to have an idyllic life, but is very unhappy. She is ready to leave it all behind until her husband tells her that he is dying. She puts her wishes aside to care for him at their summer house at his request. The journey through her husband’s illness, the family and friends that gather round, and a precious little boy that comes into her life, lead Saphora to take a second look at life and begin to see changes in herself and those dearest to her.

Reading this book for me was like the experience it is to sometimes have to get past the outer shell of people and begin to see them for who they really are before you start to like them. The story was a little slow-moving at first and I just saw this weird, dysfunctional, unhappy family. But as the story unfolded, I began to see more depth. I began to see into the hearts of the characters, especially Saphora’s, and began believing in and rooting for this family. And in the end, it is probably not one of those books I will read over and over again like some, but I was touched by it and glad for the chance to read it.  

The highlight of the book was definitely the character of the little boy that comes into the life of the Warren family, Tobias. He is one of those characters that just comes alive and you just wish he were real and you  could meet him and give him a big hug!

 **I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.**


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