Back of the Book: Treasure is Found in the Most Unlikely Places 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. Her husband is a successful plastic surgeon--and a philanderer. 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. Saphora 's departure is interrupted by her husband Bender's early arrival home, and his words change her life forever. I'm dying. Against her desires, Saphora agrees to take care of Bender as he fights his illness. They relocate, at his insistance, to their coastal home in Oriental-the same house she had chosen for her private getaway. When her idyllic retreat 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. As she gropes for evidence of God's presence amid the turmoil, can she discover the richest treasures come in surprising packages?
Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman is one of those books that for me, caused me great frustration, yet then I would turn the page and be filled with compassion, laugh and then grab the kleenex ~ ever read one of those? The marriage of Saphora & Bender Warren is unfortunately a very common one. Saphora leads an envious life. She is married to Dr. Warren Bender. Although it appears she "has it all" sadly that isn't the case at all! Bender has a wondering eye and Saphora knows it. She decides to leave her cheating husband and as she has her bags packed and ready to leave him he comes home early with news that he has brain cancer. For Saphora there wasn't a question of what she would do, no Saphora just took it in stride and handled it with the grace she had been known to do in most situations. But, as in life, things don't always go the way we think they will nor do they appear to be what they are in our minds either. The journey with cancer is never an easy one. The journey with infidelity isn't either. The Pirate Queen shares the joys and hardships of both these journeys and so much more.
I am thankful to have read this book and will recommend this one to soooo many. It is a beautiful story of Love, Family, Faith and seeking God in the most wonderful way.
Heartofabookworm gives Pirate Queen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thankyou Waterbrook Multnomah and the Blogging for Books program for allowing me this complimentary copy in exchange for my honest reveiw