Monday, April 14, 2014

Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson

Magic Marks the Spot is the first book of The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series by Caroline Carlson.  I really like pirates, so how could I pass up reading about a girl who wants to be a pirate?

This story begins with an acceptance letter to Hilary Westfield from The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates (VNHLP).  However, when the VNHLP find out that Hilary is a girl, the acceptance is quickly taken away.  There are no girls allowed in the VNHLP, especially high society girls.  She is the daughter of Admiral Westfield of the Royal Navy and her parents desire her to attend Miss Pimm's Finishing School of Delicate Ladies and would think it very horrible for their fine daughter to become a pirate.  Hilary's only friend is the gargoyle who sits above her bedroom door.   If Hilary is leaving for Miss Pimm's, she and the gargoyle decide that he is going with her.  While at Miss Pimm's, Hilary runs away to join the pirates.  No matter what the teachers or her parents say, she is destined to be a pirate!  Pirates are being blamed for the disappearance of items from Hilary's home and others in her neighborhood.  She is sure it isn't the pirates and she is going to prove it.  This is a fast paced book with many twists and turns.   Hilary finds that the true treasure is magic, but the magic might not be found where she thinks it is being hid.  What will Hilary and the gargoyle do?

I believe that books provide magic in our hearts and minds.  I hope after you read this book you find that there is magic in being with those that you love and that love you.

Happy Daily Reading

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