by Alex Bennett



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/2/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781669862659
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781669862635
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781669862642

About the Book

A tale of bourbon and pirates with a little Shakespearean flair! Kingston, Jamaica 1785. Despite a tropical storm hitting the island, Sarah, the bartender at Henry’s, opens the pub for the night. When an old sea captain takes a seat and she offers him a drink, his reply is cryptic and, he warns, it leads to a story. Insisting he continue, a regular patron buys his first round and thus the adventure begins . . . It’s 1742, Europe is a battlefield and a rebellion brews in Scotland. In the Americas, Mairi, a young Scotswoman, stumbles upon an innovative method for distilling whiskey. The spirit attracts the attention of Clarkeson, a beautiful Irish pirate, and she seizes a British ship rumored to have several barrels aboard. Declaring a personal war on the English, she executes the captain and claims the Caribbean Sea. As her notoriety crosses the Atlantic, it reaches an English pirate-hunter fighting the Spanish in the Mediterranean. Intrigued by the stories, he and his crew of whisky drinkers are faced with a conundrum—are the reports of this pirate, and her ‘Oakies’, credible enough to make it worth taking the journey to the New World?

About the Author

Working in restaurants for over three decades, Alex Bennett has spent most of his career standing behind a bar. Along the way, he earned his Masters of Education with a certification to teach English, only he found he was better suited telling stories and talking to people so he finally accepted his fate. Now, he’s blended his education with his experience and written, A Shot of Oakies, the first of three books in The Olde Rosie Chronicles. In addition to writing and bartending, he also publishes the page LiteraryBooze on Facebook and Instagram. If you like authors, follow it!