God, Save the Pirate

(Women of Faith) (Volume 1)

Christian - Historical Fiction
172 Pages
Reviewed on 12/03/2013
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Author Biography

Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, Ria Warrick has loved to read ever since she was a little girl. Orphaned at the age of eight, she grew up in the foster care system and she eventually turned to drugs and men to fill the void she felt in her life.

Through her love of reading, Ria finally found what she desperately needed when she asked Jesus into her heart at the age of twenty-six. As an aspiring author, she had never been able to complete a story, always finding something lacking in her writing. She had all but given up by the time she became a born-again Christian, and she didn't pick up her writing for a long time after that, choosing instead to focus on her walk with Christ and raising her children.

She began writing again in 2013 and that was when the idea for the Women of Faith series came to her. Ria had found her missing piece. It became her mission to reach other women (men too) and to share with them the love of Jesus. Ria desires to help them understand that no matter what they may have done they are still loved unconditionally.

Ria is a mother of three and is thrilled to have her very first grandbaby. A Children's Ministry volunteer for her church, she has been writing more novels for the Women of Faith Series as well as her first Young Adult Science Fiction. She currently lives in Southern Oregon with her youngest child

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

God, Save the Pirate (Women of Faith) (Volume 1) by Ria Warrick is a romantic novel. Aislin is wrongly convicted of her father's murder. She is sentenced to a prison colony in Australia. While on her way to the prison, the ship is attacked by Captain Jackson, a murderous pirate who rules the seas in that area. Aislin falls in love with him, in spite of trying to fight the attraction she feels. Captain Jackson also finds himself attracted to Aislin. She prays to God to help her in saving the bloodthirsty buccaneer. Together they try to survive in this vicious world.

Set against the high seas, this love story is turbulent like the ocean on a rough day. The story is action packed and moves very fast. The author has used the Christian message of praying to the Lord during times of crisis. This love story with a Christian message is done extremely well. There is a suspense angle provided by the murder of Aislin's father. The author has masterfully woven the sub-plots to the main plot to come out with a gripping story.

The narration is detailed. The high seas, the waves, and the moods of the ocean contrast beautifully with the state of the prisoners in the captured ship. The softening of the character of Captain Jackson is done effortlessly in the course of the story. Will Aislin and her prayers be able to save the pirate? Will they be able to find out the real murderer of her father?