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Veil of Pearls

Veil of Pearls


by MaryLu Tyndall

Language: English

SKU: 2602837


Publisher:Barbour Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781616265779

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Description of Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall

Be swept away to Charleston of 1811, a city bustling with immigrants like Adalia, who is a runaway slave so light-skinned that no one guesses her past. Terrified her secret will be discovered, she settles into a quiet life making herbal remedies for a local doctor. But when Morgan, the handsome son of a prominent family, sweeps her into his glamorous world--a world in which the truth about Adalia's heritage would ruin them both--suspicions and petty jealousies are aroused. What will Morgan do when he discovers that the woman he has fallen in love with is a runaway slave?
Product: Veil of Pearls
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 320
Weight: 0.65 pounds
Length: 8.3 inches
Width: 5.5 inches
Height: 0.9 inches
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: July 2012
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5 StarsThe plantation owner and the princess
“Am I beautiful, Daddy?” The cry of every girl’s heart, young and old, is to hear that their father thinks they are beautiful. As a child Althea’s father made sure she knew she was beautiful and cherished. But that all changed the day her parents were killed and she and her sister were taken captive and made slaves in the home of the odious Sir Walter. Because of the girl’s mixed parentage they were seen as less than human in his eyes, plus he was just evil. He abused the girls in a multitude of ways, until finally Althea is able to escape and make her way by ship to Charleston and start a new life as a healer and physician’s assistant. She lives a quiet, happy life and is continually worried that people will discover her past as well as her parentage. For in 1812, black slavery is rampant. Enter Morgan Rutledge, second son of a wealthy plantation owner who is captivated by the beautiful Althea and pursues her despite her reservations and efforts to dissuade him. When his little sister falls ill and none of the doctors can help her, Morgan calls Althea to see what she can do. Althea goes and prays for the little girl, who is almost past the point of no return. Miraculously the little girl is healed and Althea becomes the talk of society. Morgan pursues her even stronger after this, and he finally breaks down her resistance and escorts her to a party, where she begins to admit she is developing feelings for him. Along the way people get jealous of the relationship and sabotage it in various ways that I can’t share or else it would give away big plot points :) There is a happily ever after, the best part of which is Morgan ensuring Althea knows that she is beautiful to him and cherished by him no matter what :) This was a wonderful book that I highly recommend. I laughed, I cried at least twice, and I am contemplating reading it again in the next few weeks. It was a great encouragement to me as I am still on the lookout for my prince, and now I have added a few of Morgan’s qualities to my list for my prince :) Thank you to the author, MaryLu, for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Published 25 months ago by Jen
5 StarsWonderful Work of Historical Fiction!
I have been a fan of MaryLu Tyndall since I picked up the first title I found by her. Since that moment I’ve rejoiced each time her new novel hits my hands and this time was far from an exception. Veil of Pearls combines so much into a solid novel. Historical controversy (in this case the plight of slaves pre-Civil War), strong characters that aren’t afraid to grow and learn to embrace change. A love story that moves the depth of my heart with impassioned precision. And writing that completely grips me, painting word pictures upon my mind that only make me want to stop and savor the impact of their words. Tyndall’s novels have progressively improved to where I do believe, she is even better than when she started, though not to detract from her previous titles. The power of each word to build a story complex in emotion and plot is carefully built until at the end of the story I was disappointed to leave these characters behind. Adalia and Morgan’s love story is one that the reader can never escape from knowing it possibly cannot succeed. Adalia has come from a slave’s descent and bears the marks on her very back. Knowing this the entire time I was reading the book kept an element of unease waiting to break lose. Spiritual threads, romantic elements, wordsmithing! I truly adored this title. It’s unique and different. Yet entertaining and compelling. Tyndall’s latest is not to be missed! This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy to review.
Published 25 months ago by Casey
5 StarsMust Read!
Adalia Winston, a runaway slave who can hide her heritage, sails to Charleston and becomes a doctor’s assistant. Morgan Rutledge is a slave to money and society, but his real love and purpose is sailing. Adalia hides who she is, but the more Morgan pursues her, the more she cannot resist him and what society offers; the more her jealous “friends” try to destroy her by ruining her character and exploring her past. Will Adalia be forced to become a slave again? Will Morgan love her once he finds out who she really is? The tale of Adalia and Morgan is charming. I devoured this book. I couldn’t put it down. I cried, laughed, I cheered. It was so real. The last chapter had me at the edge of my seat, I was so shocked! A must read. I finished the book and thought, “Best book ever!”
Published 26 months ago by Abigail
5 StarsWon't be forgotten!
Veil of Pearls is one of those books that you just can't put down! It draws you in on the very first page and doesn't stop. Every turn of the page draws you in more to the life of Adalia and Morgan. MaryLu has a way with words, making the reader feel right along with the characters, heartbreak, joy, love, the presence of God. There is a message for all in this book. Adalia and Morgan are 2 characters that will not be quickly forgotten!
Published 26 months ago by MommaRog
5 StarsBest movie you've never seen!
I just finished reading Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall. I was swept away from the very first page! MaryLu has a way of bringing her characters to life. As I read this book, I found myself being transported to the year 1811. The details are so vivid, that you can actually picture the people, places and events. This is a very inspiring story about a young slave girl, who finds her freedom, yet she is not completely free. She finds herself in a world she’s never experienced before, one she only dreamed of having. The relationships are wonderfully written with two main characters that will steal your heart away, Adalia and Morgan. In each of MaryLu’s novels, you find yourself not only enthralled with the story, but you also learn some history along the way. In school, I hated history, did my best to avoid it. But, now I am enchanted with this era, thanks to MaryLu’s influence. If you enjoy Christian Historical Romance, you need to check out all of MaryLu’s novels. You will not be disappointed. Like me, you will find yourself wondering why her novels have not been turned into movies yet.
Published 26 months ago by Chaplain Debbie
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