Born of the Sea by Kate Castle

Born of the Sea is a novella based on the true story of the infamous 18th-century gender-bending pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

‘The sea has always felt like my true birthplace. It is where I found myself. It is where I found Mary.'

New Providence island, 1719. A fierce and fearless Anne Bonny joins Jack Rackham and the crew of the pirate ship William, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

Born of the Sea follows Anne as she cross-dresses, drinks and fights her way through the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. But Anne's life is changed forever when she meets Mary Read, plotting a new course on a voyage of self-discovery.

‘An engrossing tale…utterly romantic' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazon reader

‘A sexy, Sapphic, swashbuckling romp…I loved it.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazon reader

‘Brave and brilliant…This little book challenges gender and sexuality in a fresh and powerful way, which is remarkable given it is historical fiction.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Goodreads reader

‘Beautiful, adventurous love story…I couldn't put it down!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazon reader