Pirate’s Plunder: An Adele Bonny Adventure (Book 1)
Kindle Edition
Author:  Wendy Wilkinson
Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW

Pirates PlunderThis is a fun book which chronicles the story of bounty hunter Adele Bonny, fictional niece, to the infamous real-life pirate, Anne Bonny.

Though it’s been thirteen generations since Anne Bonny and her fellow pirates prowled the seas looking for tall ships to plunder, this book tells of how infamous Pirate Anne Bonny and her current-day niece Adele transcend time and team up in order to solve modern day pirate retrieval cases throughout the Caribbean.

Author Wilkinson says the topic came naturally to her, as tales of the Caribbean and high seas adventures are in her blood. Growing up near the beaches of Southern California, she developed a love for the ocean early on in life. These days, she and her husband live part-time in the Bahamas, where they often sail aboard their 28-foot sabre sailboat.

In this first book of a planned Adele Bonny Adventures trilogy, protagonist Adele Bonny begins as a self-satisfied woman in a happy marriage and a glamorous lifestyle in the Caribbean playground of the rich. But all is not what it seems. First her husband’s infidelity comes to light; next he somehow steals her lovingly-restored boat, and the family fortune she’s inherited.

Just in time, Adele begins to hear a voice in her head, which she discovers is that of her famous female pirate ancestor, Great Aunt Anne Bonny. Part conscience, part mentor, Anne provides just the goad Adele needs to take back what’s rightfully hers. She now has just thirty days to track down a ruthless group of murdering mercenaries and her family’s own pirate treasure.

While drawing survival tips from her long-lost pirate relative, Adele also connects with two other co-adventurers. One is the eccentric owner of Pirates Plunder, pirate loot retriever. The other is a vibrantly masculine adventurer with whom she strikes up a hot romance, but whose military background she can’t confirm. Is he part of the solution . . . or part of the problem?

During this dangerous adventure on the high seas, Adele begins to find not only her family treasure, but also her true self.

 Pirate’s Plunder is non-fiction author Wendy Wilkinson’s first foray into fiction, and we look forward to savoring the rest of this trilogy. Published in paperback, Kindle and Nook fans will be delighted to find it available in their favorite format as well.