Have you ever wanted to escape, to run away, even if just for a few hours. I find I can do that with books. I love to read and what better gift to give someone else is the opportunity to do the same. In The Pirate Queen you can run away with Saphora Warren as she learns the meaning of love from an unexpected source.
Sometimes…Life Doesn’t Go The Direction We Thought It Would…A Story for Anyone Who Ever Wanted to Run Away from Home
In The Pirate Queen (WaterBrook Pres, August 1, 2010) awarding winning author, Patricia Hickman, tells the story of wife and mother Saphora Warren, who is the envy of all her friends, and model of southern gentility and accomplishment.
Living in her beautiful Lake Norman home, she has raised three capable adult children. But marriage to a philandering plastic surgeon has taken its toll.
After hosting a garden party for Southern Living magazine, Saphora packs her bags to escape the trappings of the picturesque-but-vacant life. Her planned destination is a neglected family bungalow on the Outer Banks.
However, 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 personal desires, Saphora agrees to take care of her dying husband, who wishes to spend his last days in their coastal home in Oriental—the same house where she had planned her get-away.
And just when she thought her life was over…a precocious neighbor child with the HIV virus teaches her the meaning of love…Saphora’s escape to paradise is anything but the life she had imagined.
About the Author: Patricia Hickman, author of acclaimed novel Painted Dresses, is an award-winner, speaker and humorist who has won two Silver Angel Awards for Excellence in Media as well as a Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Gold Award for her novel Katrina’s Wings. Patricia holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Queens University and enjoys biking, hiking, and mapping out the Southern towns where her novels are set.
WaterBrook Multnomah is a copy of The Pirate Queen to one reader of What’s That Buzz.
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