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Waiting on Wednesday: The Pirate Queen

June 16, 2010


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s pre-publication can’t wait to read selection is:

The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

The envy of all her friends, wife and mother Saphora Warren is the model of southern gentility and accomplishment. She lives in a beautiful Lake Norman home, and has raised three capable adult children. But she’s also married to a successful, yet philandering plastic surgeon. It is for that reason that, 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.
Saphora’s departure, though, is interrupted by her husband Bender’s early arrival home and his words that change her life forever: I’m dying.
Against her desires, Saphora agrees to take care of Bender, who instructs her to take him to fight his illness in their coastal home in Oriental—the same house to which she had planned her get-away. When her idyllic escape is overrun by her grown children, grandchildren, townspeople, relatives, and a precocious neighbor child, Saphora’s escape to paradise is anything but the life she had imagined.

This title will be released on August 10, 2010.

What are you waiting on this week?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2010 12:31 pm

    This has my name all over it!!! Thanks for putting it on my radar…it’s on my list now!

  2. June 17, 2010 6:28 am

    This sounds like a really good read! Nice pick.

  3. September 3, 2010 7:11 am

    Read the book, but didn’t love it. I thought the character development was shallow, and I had little patience for either Saphora or her husband.

    But I am giving away a copy of the book, if anyone is interested.

    You can read my book review and enter to win at ‘The Pirate Queen’ – and a giveaway.

    And if you’ve read the book, I’d love to know what you think!

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