The Captain's Ladies Author:Sandra Riley BEAUTIFUL AND SHAMELESS — Anne had scandalized Charleston society with her uninhibited escapades, culminating in an elopement to Nassau with teh pirate James Bonny. Mary, a young and lovely widow with a taste for amorous adventure, disguised herself as a man and joined Bonny's pirate band. but Bonny's leadership of the buccaneers, as well as hi... more »s place in Anne's Heart, was soon usurped by the flamboyant Captain Jack Rackam, and Mary too became infatuated with eh virile pirate.
As the Caribbean surged red with bloody conflict, Anne and Mary found themselves linked in a preilous battle for survival, and rivals in their passionate quest for Captain Jack's love.
This is the description on the back cover, but doesn't accurately describe the book. Anne and Mary were never rivals, James Bonny plays a small part and is not usurped by Captain Jack, he is long gone from the plot by then.
This book is loosely based on the real lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
This taken from Wikipedia: Anne Bonny and Mary Read were undoubtedly the most famous pirates never to hold the position of captain; both spent their brief sea-roving careers under the command of Calico Jack Rackham. They are noted chiefly for their gender, highly unusual for pirates, which helped to sensationalize their 1720 trial in Jamaica. They gained further notoriety for their ruthlessness ? they are known to have spoken in favor of murdering witnesses in the crew's counsels ? and for having resisted far more fiercely than their male crewmates when Rackham's ship was taken. The capstone to their legend is that they alone of all Rackham's crew escaped execution, as both were newly pregnant at their trial and their sentences were commuted to avoid harm to their unborn children.« less