Book Giveaway: THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER by Margaret Cezair-Thompson

I have a book to give away: The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson. Here's what Amazon has to say about it:

Cezair Cezair-Thompson conjures the tragic glamour of golden age Hollywood against the backdrop of lusty, turbulent Jamaica in her dual generational coming-of-age saga. Ida Joseph is 13 years old when Errol Flynn is nearly shipwrecked off the coast of her hometown of Port Antonio in 1946. Flynn instantly loves Jamaica and, eager to find a refuge from stateside scandal, purchases an island across from the port. Navy Island becomes the setting for his glittering parties, movie projects and affair with Ida in her senior year of high school. Flynn refuses to take responsibility for the resulting child, May, and after trying to make a go of it in Jamaica, Ida leaves May and heads to New York City, where she marries a wealthy baron friend of Flynn's who purchases the island after Flynn dies. May grows to adulthood on Navy Island, develops something more than a crush on a married family friend 40 years her senior and indulges in drugs and free love. Jamaica's tumultuous progression toward self-governance—with the violent chaos it unleashes on Navy Island—reveals certain hidden truths about the baron. For all the high drama, the reader never feels fully privy to Ida or May, but Cezair-Thompson otherwise succeeds magnificently in evoking a world distant in both time and place.

I haven't read The Captain's Daughter. I'd like to pass it along to someone who would enjoy it. If you're interested, leave a comment here with your name (and be sure I have your email address). I will draw a name at random on Sunday, January 11. Good luck!


  • Trisha
    January 5, 2009 - 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Regular reader, first-time commenter!

  • Susan M.
    January 5, 2009 - 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m a new subscriber, voracious reader and glad I found your blog!
    The book seems like a great escape – I hope I win!

  • Karin
    January 5, 2009 - 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Sounds fascinating!

  • January 6, 2009 - 1:36 am | Permalink

    Please enter me (if international), sounds like my kind of book.

  • Carina
    January 6, 2009 - 7:46 am | Permalink

    Looks great! 😀

  • gwendolyn b.
    January 6, 2009 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. I’d love to read it — it’s a new setting for me. Thank you for the chance!
    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  • amandasue
    January 6, 2009 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    sounds interesting, I’d like to be entered please. Thanks!

  • January 6, 2009 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    I would like to win this book!
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • January 6, 2009 - 11:20 am | Permalink

    I’d love to read this book!

  • Darby Lohrding
    January 6, 2009 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Gayle,
    I’d be happy to be swifted away onto the seas with this book!
    Thanks for the offer!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  • January 6, 2009 - 12:34 pm | Permalink

    This is in my virtual TBR list…I would love to win it.

  • Stephanie C.
    January 6, 2009 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

    The book sounds interesting, I’d love to win!

  • mindy
    January 6, 2009 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    sounds good thanks for the contest

  • mindy
    January 6, 2009 - 4:20 pm | Permalink

    sounds good thanks for the contest

  • mindy
    January 6, 2009 - 4:20 pm | Permalink

    sounds good thanks for the contest

  • January 6, 2009 - 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • MJ
    January 6, 2009 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a fun weekend read!

  • January 6, 2009 - 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, sounds like a good book 🙂

  • Eva D
    January 6, 2009 - 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Please enter me I love reading new authors I haven’t had the chance to read before. Thanks for offering this to us to read

  • Sheila H.
    January 6, 2009 - 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Please enter me!

  • Anita Yancey
    January 6, 2009 - 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I would very much enjoy reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

  • Renee G
    January 6, 2009 - 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to read a copy of this.

  • Tracey Byram
    January 7, 2009 - 5:15 am | Permalink

    Sounds like a good read to me. I’d like to win.

  • Belinda
    January 7, 2009 - 6:10 am | Permalink

    Sounds like this book has a bit of everything. Very dramatic, I’d love it. Please enter me (if international!)

  • Moira
    January 7, 2009 - 10:41 am | Permalink

    I’ve been eyeing this at the book store.
    mfbohannon at

  • bridget3420
    January 7, 2009 - 11:11 am | Permalink

    Sounds like my kind of book!

  • Miriam
    January 7, 2009 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    My book club is doing this book so I would love to be entered into the drawing!

  • January 7, 2009 - 6:29 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen this book around the Blogs and would love to win a copy of it. I read your blog regularly and comment when I find I have something to say.
    thanks for the contest.
    savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

    January 8, 2009 - 11:14 pm | Permalink


  • Leslie D.
    January 13, 2009 - 1:07 am | Permalink

    This book sounds great. I love to read and this would make a Sunday afternoon very enjoyable! Thank you.

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