“Primmy, sure as anything, we should have named you Anne Bonny.”
He’s forever comparing me to the woman pirate who sailed our waters during Blackbeard’s time. Pa holds that Anne Bonny must have been a wild and careless girl. Like me. Although I have no desire to end up as a pirate.
I plan to be a Life Saver.
It’s 1913 in Whisper Island, North Carolina, and twelve-year-old Primmy Hopkins has dreams beyond her reach. She wants to be a part of the US Life Savers Service, even though only men can join. She wants to do something worthwhile—to help people and make a difference. Her long-forgotten mother has other dreams for her, though. And when Primmy receives an invitation to spend her birthday with her mother, Primmy can only hope that she will accept her for who she is—or at least explain why she left their family.
Title: Whisper Island
Author: Anola Pickett
Publisher: Sweetwater Books (CFI)
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Formats: 240 pages, 5.5 x 7, softcover; e-book
Genre: Middle Grade Historical
What a sweet, tender, amazing book!
I sat down to read it and didn’t get up until it was finished it was so captivating!
A story told from the heart with all the passion of a young girl trying to make it in a man’s world.