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Heeling shipThere is no frigate like a book to take us lands away. ~ Emily Dickinson Heeling ship


Avast there! The Bookaneer sails the High Seas in search of books of interest to pirates young and old. Feel free to browse the latest reviewed titles or click on the links below the latest reviews to access specific sections.

A special note to authors and publicists
More than two decades ago, I began reviewing books for Appraisal: Science Books for Young People, The Book Report, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. Later, I reviewed books online for Ivy Quill Reviews and Simply E-Books. Today, I review historical novels and history books for Historical Novels Review, Discovering Diamonds, and Goodreads.com, and piratical and maritime fiction and non-fiction for Pirates and Privateers. If you would like me to review your latest pirate or maritime book, please contact me. ~ Cindy Vallar

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The Buccaneer Coast by James L. Nelson
LeBoeuf lives day to day with no dreams, no cares, no desires. He rises. He hunts wild pigs. He sleeps. Then, in one fell swoop, a hurricane decimates the camp where he lives on Hispaniola. But it leaves in its wake a slight hope, one that brings the first stirrings of life again. That same storm nearly kills Don Alonso, the new lieutenant governor of the island. It may have altered his plans to amass wealth and power, but his dream yet lives. Stealing from his employer may not have been the wisest move Benjamin Graves ever makes, but he goes with the flow. His situation is tenuous, which may be lucky or unlucky for him. It just depends on whether time is on his side or not. Maja has what he came for -- Graves and the stolen ship -- but not its cargo. He heeds his master's orders, at least for now. Sooner or later, these disparate men's lives will intersect and all because of that hurricane.

Tides of Mutiny by Rebecca Rode
Lane Garrow has a dream and a secret. The former seems impossible because of the latter. Lane soon discovers that disobeying orders and following dreams can have unintended consequences -- ones that she must live with for the rest of her life.

1805 by Richard Woodman
Napoleon intends to invade England. It's just a matter of when and where. Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater thinks he knows how such an invasion might succeed. When the French fleet slips through the Royal Navy's blockade, Drinkwater knows he can't stop the enemy, but he follows in their wake. But will he be able to warn his superiors before it's too late?



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A special note to readers
The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines for online reviewers, which include disclosing to you that publishers, publicists, and authors send me review books and media for free. Sometimes I request these review copies, sometimes I don't. In either case, I am free to choose whether or not I publish a review of these items, although the sender hopes that I will do so. Sometimes I add these free review copies to my personal library collection. Other times I donate them to libraries or other worthy causes, or use them as prizes I award to contest winners. If anyone wishes to know what I did with a specific title reviewed here, I'll be happy to disclose that information.

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