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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
Nelson's Navy in 100 Objects
by Gareth Glover
Countless numbers and items are associated with the Royal Navy during the years that Horatio Nelson served. This book presents 100 of those to encompass all aspects of the vast organization and to introduce readers to just what it required to manage the navy, sail the ships, and care for the men who protected their country during the Age of Revolution.
reviewed by Irwin Bryan

When the Mermaid Sings
by Helen Hollick
How did Jesamiah Acorne become a pirate? Who was he really? What transpires to make Charles Vane his enemy? These are but a few of the questions answered in this short story that is a prequel to the Sea Witch Voyages series.

The Sugar Sands
by Lyle Garford
Owen Spence thought the Royal Navy would be his life, but a new captain and his nephew soon disabuse Owen of that belief. Cast adrift, he must seek new employment. Once secured, he must come to grips with the reality of slavery and growing unrest and dividing loyalties in the British colonies. Happenstance  reunites him with someone from his past and allows him, once again, to serve his country.



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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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