"....but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."
I Timothy 4:12, 13

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

Waterbrook Multnomah sent me another book to review.  The title would have discouraged me from reading it, but it is not about pirates at all, I think the only thing I did not like about the book was the title.  Patricia is an excellent authoress who does a great job bringing her readers into the story and making you a part of the family.
Saphora is the envy of all her friends and strangers.  She has the perfect life:  a handsome rich husband, the "perfect" family, a beautiful home that is being showcased in a magazine, and even a great vacation home.  Outward appearances don't always tell the whole story though.  Saphora is tired of it all.  She's tired of always having to maintain an image for people by having the perfect hair, clothes and smile.  She's tired of smiling and pretending like everything is fine while her husband is sleeping around with other women.  She's lonely and ready to start a new life on her own so she packs her suitcase and is ready to move to the vacation home by herself to try to find her real self, wear comfortable clothes, relax and be lazy for a while.  BUT, her husband comes home and announces he has brain cancer and wants to move to the vacation home while he is being treated. 
The first day they are at the new home they meet a special boy who needs love and compassion.  He was born with AIDS and people treat him like a leper.  He's always smiling and trying to make other people at ease around him, but he is lonely too.  These two lonely peole come together and find the love they have been looking for and bring a whole family back together.
This is a great book, very intense.  It will make you cry so be sure to have your tissues ready.  I believe this book is a must read for everyone!
You can visit Patricia Hickman's website here:
Waterbrook Mutlnomah's website here:
And also buy the book here:
It is also available in kindle, so you have many different places to choose from to buy this great book!

Happy Reading,


Rebecca Page said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to def check it out!

Patricia Hickman said...

I've loved every review of The Pirate Queen, but really love how you connected with the deeper points, Missy. Thank you so much and I'll post a link on my FB page for your blog.