Thursday, May 26, 2011

Through the Looking Glass meets Pirates of the Caribbean

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.

Captain LaFoote is not your average Long John Silver, more like Blackbeard, a pirate to be feared and as Ricky says, “all the bullies he’d every known rolled into one.” He must choose between what is expedient and what right requires of him, often having difficulty distinguishing between the two, consequently and literally landing into unforeseen troubled waters. What counsel should he follow—that of a bath-robed, Hispanic pregnant woman who tells him to give up and simply go to the hereafter or Paco, whose advice always seems to land Ricky into briny situations?  

Author EDDIE JONES has written 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,, 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 lending credibility to his seafaring images. For more information see:

With its heart-pounding adventure and comedic description, tween-aged boys will enjoy the reading experience found in The Curse of Captain LaFoote, likewise a pleasurable read for all of us who are young at heart.

1 comment:

Angela Breidenbach said...

Great review :-)