Veil of PearlsMaryLu 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 ... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Jun 15, 2012
- UPC: 9781616265779
- Height: 0.90
- Width: 5.50
- Length: 8.30
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 314
- Publish Date: Jul 1, 2012
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 1616265779
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- I Loved Veil of Pearls! by Angi on 10/7/2014
I loved "Veil of Pearls"! It's the story of love, secrets, and wanting to be accepted. Escaping from the island of Barbados, Adalia only wants to be accepted for who she is, therefore keeping her family history a secret from those around her. She has her freedom and wants nothing more than to be able to help others, using her skills with herbal remedies. But will her past catch up with her? Morgan Rutledge, son of a wealthy land owner, is taken with the beautiful Adalia, but she wants nothing to do with him, and shuns him at every turn. Will he be able to win her heart? MaryLu Tyndall tells the beautiful story of how God's love changes hearts, showing that true acceptance comes from knowing Him.
- Really enjoyed Veil of Pearls by Faith Assembly on 1/4/2013
Wow! I just finished reading Veil of Pearls and what a
joy this book was. I have read a few of MaryLu's books and this one is by far the best to me. I enjoyed it from start to finish. I think I really was pulled into the story...while reading it, I felt like I was watching it all take place. Rooting for Adalia in so many situations ....I really understood her on many levels. I have gone through a small portion of what she has and her character spoke to me....I loved how she comes full circle in her life (yes I know this is fiction..lol) and most of all with God. And how she shares her love for God with those around her..even through her failures and imperfections she gets up and walks with the Lord.
MaryLu did a wonderful job of creating characters that
you could relate with....the questions in life...who to marry, what line of work, should I be with this group of friends, is God real, Is my relationship with the Lord where it should be.....is this a right way to treat people....society says it is okay etc.
Not only was this enjoyable to read, but it also shared the Lord with you, taught you that no matter what you go through the Lord is with you...and so much more. I couldn't put it down and I was smiling when I finished the last word. It left me wanting more.
You should def pick this one up...share it with your friends
too! I have purchased several for gifts!
- Plantation owner and the princess by Jen on 8/14/2012
“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.
- Great Read! by Ros on 8/3/2012
I love the setting of Charleston, South Carolina. Loved reading about the history of slavery and peoples views on it back then. Great love story. All in all a very good book that was hard to put down to get any work done!
- Wonderful Work of Historical Fiction! by Casey (Writer_for_Christ) on 8/2/2012
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.
- The must read Romance! by Espan Rose on 7/21/2012
What a wonderful new masterpiece by the brilliant MaryLu Tyndall! Though I have been reading her works since the beginning, this one truly captured my heart and would not let go until the last page was turned. The historical research put into this book is truly astounding, and the writing so fluid that it’s easy to get lost in the world Tyndall has created. As reality mixes with fantasy, one cannot help but fall in love with Adalia, or after all, what girl does not want to be a princess? But is Morgan truly her prince come to save her? A well written narrative, with a love story that will warm your heart, this fairytale is a must read.
- Won't be forgotten! by MommaRog on 7/16/2012
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!
- Best movie you've never seen! by Chaplain Debbie on 7/8/2012
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.