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 that 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 that the richest treasures come in surprising packages?
Saphora Warren is the picture of perfection. Her life is a life others only dream of. She seems to have everything, but does she really? As others look at Saphora with envy, she is asking herself, "What am I missing?" She struggles as…Read Review
The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman is about neither a pirate nor a queen, yet the title is somehow fitting. To most people, Saphora had a successful life; however, she’s had enough of her husband’s philandering and decides to escape.…Read Review
I really enjoyed each of the characters in this book a lot. The main character, Saphora was a southern lady that was ready to make a big change in her life. She was very strong (although she didn't think she was) and she was always…Read Review
Saphora has a successful life; but she’s had enough of her husband’s running around on her and decides to leave. She’sstoped by her husband’s announcement that he has cancer and now that he is sick he wants her to take care of him. He…Read Review
The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman is by far one of the best books I've read this year! Saphora is the envy of many of her friends, living the seemingly perfect life. She finally decides that she's going to leave her cheating husband…Read Review