Monday, July 23, 2012

Book Review Monday

   I have decided that I will post a review of a book or what book I am currently reading every Monday.  I recently read Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall and I enjoyed it very much.  Here's what it is about: "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?" (Taken from the back of the book)
     Here's what I thought about it: This may be my favorite of MaryLu's books.  I enjoyed everything about the main character, Adalia, and I thought Morgan was charming.  I kept turning the page, excited to see just what would happen next, but when it was over, I was sad because I wanted more of the beautiful setting and intriguing characters.   I was very happy to see that MaryLu added some sailing into the plot because I love stories set out at the sea.  She also did a wonderful job of describing the lavishness of Charleston before the War of 1812.  I would recommend this book to all of my friends and family. 
     So, what have you been reading?  Would you read Veil of Pearls?


  1. This book sounds great, and I've been looking forward to reading it. MaryLu Tyndall is one of my favorite authors.

  2. She's one of my favorites, too! I hope you enjoy it, Cortney.

  3. Cool. I'm reading a book called "What If?" which is a collection of different stories from historical-fiction authors who imagine alternative history scenarios and how a change in just one thing could have changed events quite a bit.

  4. Thanks, Nathan. That sounds very interesting! I always like to think about how one little thing could have changed the course of history.


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