RICKY BRADSHAW has never sailed the Caribbean Sea, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon. He’s never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones’ locker or watched an old fisherman morph into a porpoise. All Ricky knows is his lonely life with his widowed mom in a tiny apartment overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. But all that changes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Ricky’s apartment building burns down and he suffers a seizure, falling into the chilly waters. Suddenly Ricky finds himself thrust into a world where there is surprising beauty on every island, danger around every corner and great honor and glory ahead of him—if only Ricky can summon the courage to survive the curse of Captain LaFoote.
About Eddie Jones:
EDDIE JONES has authored four non-fiction books, one young adult novel, and written over a hundred articles that have appeared in over 20 different publications. He is co-founder of Christian Devotions Ministries and a contributing writer for, CBN.com, Common Ground Christian News, The Ocracoke Observer, and Living Aboard Magazine. He’s a three-time winner of the Delaware Christian Writers Conference and a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Boating Writers International. Eddie sails, surfs and writes in North Carolina. For more information see: http://www.captainlafoote.com/.
You can view the book trailer by going to YouTube. I can’t get the video to embed into the post.
Contest (sponsored by Kathy Carlton Willis Communication):
I will draw one name to whoever comments on this post to go into the grand prize drawing through KCWC. I will draw a name and submit it to KCWC on June 5th.
- 8 invitations
- 8 – 9″ party plates
- 8 – 9-oz. cups
- 16 luncheon napkins
- 16 pc. blue cutlery set
- 1 red plastic table cover
- 2 rolls of streamers, 1 blue and 1 red
- 12 each of blue and red balloons
- 2 pkgs. of confetti, 1 blue and 1 orange
- 4 yds. deluxe creepy cloth
- 12 pirate swords with eye patch
- 72 pirate tattoos
- 8 dessert plates
- 16 beverage napkins
- 8 treasure chest-shaped filled treat boxes
- 1 10 ft. pennant
- 12 child-size pirate hats
- 1 photo door banner
- 1 piñata and toy & candy asst.
I thought this was a good book…..for adults even though it’s supposed to be juvenile fiction. My thinking for that is: 1) there is brief mention of his mom having a boyfriend over who is supposed to be sleeping in his room but the son knows the truth, 2) lots of violence, which is par for the course in the pirate world, but this was quite graphic for a junvenile book. As an adult who is firm in my faith I took it with a grain of salt but I didn’t see an allegory in this book or how it relates to being a Christian, although it was a good work of fiction. I have posted the author’s interview though so you can make your own choice about this book. There was good humor in it though that at times had me chuckling.
**I was provided a copy of this book from KCWC in exchange for posting the above information and my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.