Thursday, July 12, 2012

Veil of Pearls

"Veil of Pearls"
MaryLu Tyndall

She thought she could outrun her past...

It is 1811, and the prosperous port city of Charleston is bustling with plantation owners, slaves, and immigrants.  Immigrants such as the raven-haired Adalia Winston.  But Adalia has a secret: her light skin belies that she is part black and a runaway slave from Barbados.  Skilled in herbal remedies, Adalia finds employment with a local doctor and settles into a quiet life, thankful for her freedom but still fearful that her owner will find her.

Born into one of Charleston's prominent families, Morgan Rutledge is handsome, bored - and enamored of the beautiful Adalia, who spurns his advances.  Morgan's persistence, however, finally wins, and Adalia is swept into the glamorous world of Charleston high society.

But Adalia's new life comes at a high price - that of denying her heritage and her zeal for God.  How far is she willing to go to win the heart of the man she loves?  And when her secret is revealed, will that love be enough, or will the truth ruin Morgan and send Adalia back into slavery?



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My Review

Finishing MaryLu Tyndall’s eleventh book, but second single novel she has written, I have found myself once again transported back in time deep into the storyline.  “Veil of Pearls” takes place in the year 1811 right before the war of 1812 between the Americans and the British.  Adalia Winston escapes as a runaway slave from Barbados to Charleston to seek out freedom, but realizes later on she may have not truly escaped to freedom.  Morgan Rutledge is a man who is born into a prominent family where he gets easily bored with his life and seeks adventure where his family does not approve of to where he is afraid of losing something that seems important to him.  Reading through how the relationship between Adalia and Morgan takes way, will snatch your heart away.  Find out how wavering Adalia’s faith in God takes control of her, and if Morgan will find out his true purpose in life from God or not.  An outstanding part about MaryLu’s novel, “Veil of Pearls”, is that this time there are discussion questions at the very end of the book to leave you or anyone thinking more about what happened throughout the story, and to think about how your very own life with relating to all this!  If you like to read Christian Historical Romance novels where it will leaving you wanting to know more of what is going to happen with the main characters of the story, this novel will be right for you.