April 25, 2012

A Veil of Pearls

This story took me to a different time and place. It is the South in 1812. How differently people thought and behaved than they do today.

Althea, a young girl, living in Barbados, had been taken as a slave after her parents were killed in a hurricane. She has been beaten and abused. When she finds a chance, she runs like the wind and finds herself in Charleston.

After she struggles to survive with no home or income, she changes her name to Adalia and becomes an assistant to a local doctor. No one can see that she is 25% black. She goes on living in an environment that views slavery as staus quo. She thinks she is safe as she falls in love with a local plantation owner's son, Morgan. But her past creeps in and her safe world becomes very dangerous.

Take a journey with Adalia and Morgan as they navigate these waters.

April 16, 2012

Covenant Child

I missed this novel by Terri Blackstock when it was first published in 2002. It was a fun read that tugged at my heart strings.

Kara and Lizzie were dearly loved by their father, Jack, after their mother passes away shorly after their birth. These red-headed twins gain a new stepmother, Amanda, when they are 3 years old.

Their picture-perfect world is destroyed when they are torn away from Amanda after Jack and his parents suddenly die in a plane crash. Amanda had promised Jack that she would care for the girls if anything ever happened to him. The courts made this impossible when the maternal grandparents arrive on the scene. The girls are heiresses to a billion-dollar fortune and their grandparents want to get their hands on it.

You will see and experience Amanda's unconditional love for these girls as you follow their journey on a path their father never wanted for them.

I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review