The Pirate's Revenge.
I really enjoyed this young adult novel. Aaron is a teenage boy who
finds his life drastically changed when his mother dies in a fire and
his father, Stede Bonnet, takes him in. Aaron never spent much time
with his father who lived away with his legal wife and children. At
first Aaron thinks he will be accepted into the family, but soon finds
that he is being sucked into a pirate lifestyle. It seems that his
father must be having a midlife crisis and has decided to sail the seas,
robbing and wrecking havoc instead of importing sugar and rum on his
new ship. Aaron is terribly mistreated by one of the shipmates on
board, and he lives in fear until he is befriended by two brothers who
where taken in to help with running the ship. The three help each other
deal with the abuse and scheme a plan to escape. In conversations
about God's plan for each of them, why there are evil and terrible
motives among the ship's crew, and how God's love is there with
forgiveness when asked for, Aaron is able to find sympathy and
forgiveness for his father. The boys have TOO much adventure ...
avoiding attacks on other ships as best they can by hiding in the bowels
of the ship. One of the brothers faces trial when the pirates are
captured and there is also a hunt for buried treasure in a cemetery
There is a lot of historical fact included in this novel, along with information about the notorious pirate Blackbeard.
Be sure to stop in and meet Leeann and check out her book. Signed copies will be available for purchase.