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Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
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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 Bonnie Bookaneer's Latest Reviews
Swashbarklers of the Sea by Cynthia Kremsner
Following a daring theft of treasure, the swashbarklers set off in hot pursuit in a high seas adventure about friendship.

A Bottle of Rum by Steve Goble
Spider John returns in this third mystery involving a knife he made, smugglers, nefarious pirates, and a scientist on a special quest. It takes all of his puzzling, with the help of friends old and new, to discover the truth and live to tell the tale.

The Sugar Inferno by Lyle Garford
Naval spy Evan Ross finds himself once again embroiled in the complicated struggle for control of Saint Domingue. With the assistance of his best friend and someone who has infiltrated the upper echelon of Toussaint L'Ouverture's advisors, he strives to thwart the French and gain a strategic advantage for Britain. At the same time, his French counterpart works to discover the British spy who keeps interfering where he doesn't belong.

Additional Reviews

Books for Young Pirates

Books for Pirate Apprentices and Young Adults

Books for Adults - Fiction

Books for Adults - Non-fiction


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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