Thursday, September 26, 2013


Pirates! by Celia Rees was handed to me by my sister-in-law to read. She knows I have a love of pirate things that started long before the movies came along. I mean, what girl, doesn't love the idea of sailing off into adventure and not having to follow rules, living a care free life of danger?

Plus, it always gets better with romance thrown in, right?

So, I sailed off on an adventure with Nancy and Minerva.

It's well written, majorly well researched, (in fact, I would like to read the book she drew her research from) and a good look at how life may have been for a female pirate at this time. A good choice in historical romantic fiction (light on the romance).

What historical fiction tops your list?

Here's the blurb:

Nancy Kington, daughter of a rich merchant, suddenly orphaned when her father dies, is sent to live on her family's plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the treatment of the slaves and her brother's willingness to marry her off, she and one of the slaves, Minerva, run away and join a band of pirates. For both girls the pirate life is their only chance for freedom in a society where both are treated like property, rather than individuals. Together they go in search of adventure, love, and a new life that breaks all restrictions of gender, race, and position. Told through Nancy's writings, their adventures will appeal to readers across the spectrum and around the world.

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