"Here is a novel to be devoured by young readers (and old) who crave suspense, action, mystery and humor.  The setting is Nova Scotia, beautiful and romantic, but threatened by pirates, a sea-witch and ominous treasure.  Rusty, the brave leading lady is unforgettable - another "Anne of Green Gables.  As a Learning Specialist, I applaud this novel of conflict and redemption, where evil does exist but does not win.  I recommend this book for not only for its entertainment value but also for the value of its message."           Julie Baker, President, Workforce Skills Development

“With elan, a young teenager faces down danger and disillusion.  Offering realism (her family situation) and romance (pirate treasure), this story excites and entertains.  At last, a tasty adventure for the middle school reader!” 

                            Mary Rule, Laurel School Middle School Teacher

“Eaton weaves a tale full of magic and mystery that is sure to capture the imagination of readers of all ages.  She clearly remembers, however, what it is like to be a young adult, and her prose captures the purity and struggle that characterizes that stage of our lives.”

                            Dan Huston, NHTI Professor of English

“A page turner.  Each chapter compelled me to read the next chapter as I worried about how Rusty would survive or how she would turn setbacks into her advantage. I have recommended this adventure story to a middle school reading group.”  

                        Gail Bongiovanni, Smith College graduate

“My favorite character is Rusty. Loyal, adventurous, high-spirited, generous, and never yielding. What a problem-solver!  Curse of the Pirate's Treasure by Cathy Eaton is a lovely, worthwhile read.  A gripping story.”

                        Mary Stephens, Hawken School Middle School Teacher

“Curse of the Pirate’s Treasure is truly a treasure trove for readers who are looking for a fast-paced adventure story, an unusual setting, and lively characters.  Angry and hostile at first, thirteen-year-old Rusty learns more about friendship, the sea, family ties, and herself than she ever dreamed possible!  Readers will enjoy experiencing Rusty’s adventures with her.” 

                Debby Holland, Professor of Women’s Literature

This book is absolutely fabulous. A great adventure at first along the lines of Goonies and Treasure Island but then delves even deeper into the complex relationship of a daughter to her gallivanting dad and over protective mom. It's great for all ages but especially the 8 to 12 age group.   

                            Nathaniel Eaton, Ecole Bilingue  de Berkeley Middle School Teacher

Boys and girls alike will devour this tale of a gutsy girl transported from the grimy concrete of NYC to the wild seascapes of Nova Scotia.  A real page turner...First-time author Eaton builds suspense so successfully that the only chapter I could end with was the last.  Eaton has a flair for building atmosphere as well as adventure 

                            Adele Wick, freelance editor and mother of four