From Bitchery reader Charity, who used the subject line, “The Power of the Bitchery Knows No Bounds” – damn right, ma’am. And flattery will get you everywhere, including perhaps to the bookstore to fine this rare gem:
Since checking out the success of the “Help A Bitch Out” Name This Book, I thought I’d ask if you’d post mine. Here’s what I remember:
I don’t remember much but I do remember that the story began in England and most of the story took place on a boat headed to America. The hero was the ship’s captain. The heroine was either raped/or almost raped repeatedly. Her skeezy relative (male) planned to pimp her out to three men but somehow, she killed all of them. Maybe with a fire poker?? Then she ran away and found passage on the ship to America. The only name I can remember was the name of the bad guy. He was a pastor/reverend and completely corrupt. His name was Sebastian. He wanted to rape the heroine. He had raped several of the other female passengers (members of his congregation??) already. I don’t remember what all else he did but I remember being so disgusted by him that I couldn’t even stand the name Sebastian because I associated it with pure evil.
The only scene from the book that I can really remember was about the old homeless woman who helped her escape after she killed those men. After she helps the heroine, the homeless lady tries to remember a time when she was as beautiful as the heroine. The homeless lady picks up a brush and tries to run it through her hair but that makes all the lice (or other bugs) scurry down her back. Gross, I know.
I don’t want to spoil the perfect record, but I’d like to know if anyone remembers this book. If not, then I will assume that I made this up from the deepest darkest recesses of my mind and will be forced to seek professional help.
If that came from the recesses of your mind, lice included… nah, there’s no way. Anyone recognize this book?