The Pirate Queen

by Patricia Hickman

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

Saphora Warren is the envy of all her friends and is the picture of southern fentility and accomplishment. Her beautiful home is envied and even recognized by Southern Living Magazine.

That is where her packed bags  are so out of place when she chooses to leave right after a beautiful garden party! Escape!! Her mind is full of  thoughts of running away from this vacant life and living finally.

When moments before her plans are complete, her husband arrives home early and  his confession changes her plans. Who leaves a dying husband?

Retreating into their coastal home to care for him until the end, she finds it is anything but relaxing. She wonders  what God has for her in all of this.

When she meets a  neighbor child, who  changes her life with his own patient suffering, she learns a lesson about judgement and how things are not always as they appear.

I was a bit reluctant to read this book as I found that the language  of this author is sometimes different for me, but this one was a great book. It still had a different flavor than your normal “light” fiction, but it was good. This story touches on  the difficulties of caring for a dying spouse, AIDS, as well as forgiveness. It was a in depth look at some real hard facts of life. -Martha

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