Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Veil of Pearls by Mary Lu Tyndall

This Book was supplied to me by Barbour Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.

Book Description

After escaping her vicious owner in Barbados, runaway slave Adalia blends in with the myriad of emigrants flooding Charleston, South Carolina, in 1812. That is, until the handsome son of a rich landowner sweeps her into the elite's extragavant, pampered lifestyle. But when her master finds her, will her new world come crashing down?

My Review

This book is the first book of Mary Lu Tyndall and I guarantee you, it will not be the last one either. She has a way of intertwining everyone into her story, you feel like you are there.

The book starts out at Barbados in December 1811. Althea (Adalia) is a slave to Sir Walter in Barbados. She is so sick and tired of being beaten so dreadfully, she manages to escape his throngs. She makes it to the ship office and makes her way on a ship and heads to Charleston, SC.

Once she is in Charleston, she works with the Father at St. Mary’s. She helps the sick children at the orphanage. Then, a doctor sees her and offers her employment. She accepts his offer and now she has a place to lay her head. Then, she meets Morgan Rutledge, whose father owns a HUGE plantation and the story goes on and on. I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you.

This is a great story about slavery and I never thought I would side with the slaves, but I did. I really felt sorry for them. This is such a GREAT book, I think everyone should read it. It was so good, I couldn’t put it down at all. I would suggest this book to my family and friends. WONDERFUL BOOK!!!!!!

Thank you to Barbour books and Mary Lu Tyndall for giving me this opportunity to read and give this review on such a wonderful book.