I recently read the book The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman. Don’t be turned off by the title – the book has nothing to do with pirates, or queens, for that matter. The story is about a woman named Saphora, who seems to have it all but in reality leads a very empty life. Saphora is planning to leave her cheating husband and then he announces he has cancer.
There are a couple of things that I liked about this book. The first is that it’s not overly religious. I don’t care for novels that are so preachy that it is like reading a sermon. The book had a good plot, wove some spiritual aspects in at the right places and told a unique story. While it didn’t play out the way I expected it to, the story was still good. What I really liked were the subplots. I like books that have unexpected or unseen twists and this book had a few.
You can purchase The Pirate Queen on Amazon for $9.20.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.