Book Reviews of The Sweet Trade

The Sweet Trade
The Sweet Trade
Author: Elizabeth Garrett
ISBN-13: 9780312875183
ISBN-10: 0312875185
Publication Date: 3/2001
Pages: 399
Edition: 1st ed
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Forge
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This novel was a very enjoyable read that really drew me in. Lots of action throughout. The descriptions were well written and not repetitive. What I really enjoyed was that it was based on real pirates who lived in the early 1700s. It makes this time period seem very real.
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An enjoyable, romanticized read about pirating in the West Indies. The characters are historical figures - Anne Bonney, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackham. Plus, the Caribbean locale has got to be counted as a main character as well! But, I'm on the fence about the story. I liked it but did not love it... probably because I identified with Captain Jack too closely - burnt-out and panicky. The book has a little bit of everything and that may be its downfall. It's has lots of action, but probably not enough minute historical detail about daily life to make HF-buffs satisfied. There's romance and sex, but again, not saucy enough to make Romantic / Erotica fans swoon. I loved that there were two female protagonists - both different from one another but not at odds. Their relationship had ups and downs throughout. Much like the book itself.