Jun 4, 2012

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?

MaryLu Tyndall, a Christy Award Finalist, and best-selling author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series is known for her adventurous historical romances filled with deep spiritual themes. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years before testing the waters as a writer. MaryLu currently writes full time and makes her home on the California coast with her husband, six kids, and four cats. Her passion is to write page-turning, romantic adventures that not only entertain but open people's eyes to their God-given potential. MaryLu is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. For more information on MaryLu and her upcoming releases, please visit her website at http://www.mltyndall.com or her blog at http://crossandcutlass.blogspot.com/

In late 1811, Adalia (aka Althea) successfully ran away from her evil slave master in Barbados, and she embarks on a new life in Charleston, South Carolina. She acquires a position as a doctor's assistant, and nobody has a clue that she is actually an escaped slave and part Negro.

When Adalia falls in love with Morgan, a wealthy and handsome bachelor, she can't bear to tell him the truth about her past or she will lose everything. However, one small symbol from her past, combined with a jealous female who wants Morgan for herself, and Adalia's dreams of a happy future are threatened.

The unfairness and brutality of slavery, the hope of freedom, and the joy of discovering true love are all included in this great story about Adalia and Morgan.  Their journey is not an easy one, and they will both be tested to their very core.

This is a great story, and it's definitely on my recommended list.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Barbour Publishing, in exchange for my honest review.

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