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Dido's Prize

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Dido, a slave on a Jamaican sugar plantation, runs away to join Henry Morgan's privateer fleet and find the treasure that will allow her to buy her family's freedom. What she doesn't bargain on is falling in love with El Negro, a pirate captain with no particular yen for a long-lasting relationship. As Morgan sails the Spanish Main, sacking first, El Puerto del Principe in ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published August 17th 2008 by Parker Publishing Llc
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Tara Chevrestt
Oct 11, 2009 Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it
An entertaining story. It did not have me on the edge of my seat and it was rather predictable at times, but it passed the time and I enjoyed the character, Dido. Dido is a slave on a plantation in Jamaica and she has been separated from her mother and siblings. After attempting to buy back her freedom but instead having all her money taken away, Dido runs off and joins a pirate ship, passing herself off as a man. What courage!! She meets a sexy pirate, learns to loot and pillage, kills people, ...more
Joy Weese Moll
May 11, 2012 Joy Weese Moll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dido, an enslaved woman in 17th century Jamaica, disguises herself as a young man to run away. She finds a form of safety on the ship commanded by the pirate El Negro, but, of course, that plunges her into all manner of other dangers. Her goal is to earn enough treasure as a pirate to buy the freedom of her family members, but the life of a pirate and the attraction she feels for her captain conspire to pull her away from an island that had never been a true home for her or her people.

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Victoria Parkins
Dec 03, 2011 Victoria Parkins rated it really liked it
AMAZING BOOK. I only didn't like that the text was so small and i saw one or two grammatical errors but other than that it was a wonderful, enjoyable read. I mean amazing! when i found out she was a local author in MY country i was shocked! I had no idea the people on my island had such a vivid and awesome imagination( sounds bad yes i know). Though i wish they'd elaborate on how she dealt with real women problems (periods) you know? To make it more realistic.. would've been better. Other than t ...more
Jun 04, 2012 Alysia rated it really liked it
I have read many books in the Slavery Fiction genre, but this is the first book I have read about the same time period outside the US. And what an education in a book this was. To tell you the truth, I just never really thought about Black pirates either. I mean the movies never seem to have any but there most have been some. Right?!
The story of a runaway slave, Dido was an entertaining read. The author introduced me to a strong female character that was not solely caught up with having a man co
R Shoemaker
Jun 25, 2012 R Shoemaker rated it really liked it
I thought this was overall a good book. I was worried a bit because it reminded me of "The Wedding Gift" at times. It dragged a bit in the middle-beginning. The second half picked up. I enjoyed the semi-complicated relationship between Dido and El Negro. They both proved to be great heroes.
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Eugenia O'Neal's first book, From the Field to the Legislature: A History of Women in the Virgin Islands, was published by Greenwood Press in 2001. Since then she has published a collection of short crime fiction, Storm Warning, and five novels, including Just an Affair, Dido's Prize, Jessamine, Jamaica Dreaming and The Water of Sunlight.
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