Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I had seen The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman reviewed all over the place, it seemed as if every blog I went to had reviewed this book. While all the reviews were good, I still didn't have much interest in the book. One day I happened on the Book Sneeze site and saw the book listed there, so I figured why not? I'll try it and see.
I was in for a shock.
Not only is The Pirate Queen a fantastic read that draws you in and keeps you there from page one until the end. Immediately Saphora Warren makes you want her to win. You want her to have the peace she so deserves in life. I even found myself a little happy when her husband got sick. Horrible to say I know, but that's how drawn into Saphora and Bender's lives I was. Tobias is probably my favorite character, entrenching himself to my heart with every keystroke of his storyline.
I had never read any of Patricia Hickman's books before, now I will be hunting them down and reading them all.
Patricia Hickman, M.F.A., is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction whose work has been praised by critics and readers alike. Patricia first studied creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and then went on to do graduate studies in creative writing at Queens University. She writes for major publishers and is currently at work on her eighteenth book, a novel set in the North Carolina Piedmont. Her next novel,The Pirate Queen, will release Summer 2010, a story that takes readers journeying from suburban Lake Norman to the sailing villages of the Outer Banks. She has served as a writing professor at UNCC and taught in writing workshops across the country offering her popular “Creating Characters–Giving Story People Life” workshops and courses on fiction. She, along with her hubby, founded a non-profit charity that benefits moms and children with HIV called The Secret Angels Project. Her fiction is known for its depth of understanding of the human condition underscored by redemptive themes.
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