Sinclaire Daves has been alone for most
of her adult life. Having recently gone through a terrible
breakup that’s made her gun-shy with men, the archeology
professor spends most of her time with her maps and research
trying to prove the existence of a female pirate no one has
ever heard of. A pirate that died over two hundred years
ago, but whose life Sinclaire has always had vivid dreams
of, and now can communicate with.
Rebekah Bonny, the daughter of infamous
pirates Calico Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny, has had enough
of life on the sea, masquerading as Thinking John Little,
the pirate captain. All she wants is to live in peace with
the man she loves, far away from the life she’s always
known. But for Rebekah, danger lurks around every corner as
she tries to fulfill her dream. To make matters worse,
there’s a “demon” in her head she cannot get rid of.
Soon, two women of different times and
places, each unlike the other, find that they can
communicate with one another. As Sinclaire comes closer to
proving Rebekah’s existence, her life becomes fraught with
peril. Can the pirate and the professor help one another?
Will Rebekah find the peace she deserves? Will Sinclaire
find the answers she seeks and the love she craves?
As someone who has always loved reading
about pirates, particularly about Anne Bonny and Mary Read,
I was extremely excited to read A Pirate’s Legacy.
Amelia June’s blending of fictional past and present made
for a fascinating and fun adventure tale. For those who
love pirate lore, Ms. June sprinkles some facts in with her
story, which I enjoyed greatly. Both Sinclaire and Rebekah
were likeable characters, though at times Sinclaire’s
gullibility and Rebekah’s (understandably) harsh attitude
made them slightly difficult for me to relate to.
The one element that was, for me, slightly lacking was the
romance aspect of the tale. As Sinclaire and Rebekah were
the center of the story, I wasn’t able to connect with the
men in their lives. This made the romances in both
storylines come across as somewhat stilted. Still, I found
A Pirate’s Legacy highly entertaining. The
two storylines flowed together well and, as someone looking
to read a good pirate adventure tale, I was satisfied.