Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Huntersville author pens "The Pirate Queen"

Huntersville's Patricia Hickman starts her new novel close to home. "The Pirate Queen," (Waterbrook Press; $13.99), opens at Saphora Warren's waterfront house on Lake Norman, a house so lovely that Southern Living has dropped by to photograph it.
But we soon learn that Saphora's life is far from perfect. She's on verge of leaving her philandering plastic-surgeon husband when he delivers news that changes everything: He's dying.
Like Hickman's last novel, "Painted Dresses," this is a book that defies easy labeling. Yes, Hickman is a Christian writer, but she's never heavy-handed. And yes, Romantic Times gave the book four stars. But don't expect a tired plot about a long-suffering woman finding true love.
Suffice it to say that "The Pirate Queen" is a good story, well told. Hickman's fans should love it.


Barb @ 1SentenceDiary said...

Interesting. I really disagreed with your review! I find it fascinating how differently people can respond to the same literature (and art, and so on). I thought the character development was shallow, and I had little patience for either Saphora or her husband.

But it's those differences that make the world go round!

If you're interested, you can read my book review of 'The Pirate Queen' - and a giveaway. I'd love to know what you think!