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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Veil of Pearls, by MaryLu Tyndall

Barbour Publishing

Kidnapped into slavery on the death of her parents, Adalia Winston escapes of Charleston, a city full of slaves supporting the Southern lifestyle. Fair skinned Adalia fears discovery, not just from her slave master, but also the fact that she is one quarter black. Morgan Rutledge is the son of a prominent family who becomes enamored with Adalia on sight. Adelia finally agrees to attend a party with Morgan, and slowly Adalia is accepted into society. She begins to believe that she can live in this fairy tale world. Now, she has to hide her heritage, along with the love of the Lord. When Morgan’s old girlfriend decides to discredit Adalia, anything can happen.

This is a romance, but the themes running through it make it so much more. I thoroughly enjoyed Adalia’s dilemma, and the depth of the characters enriched the story. If you like historical Christian romances, definitely pick this one up.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

Published by Barbour Publishing on July 1, 2012.

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