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VEIL OF PEARLS

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You’ll be instantly transported to the sights, sounds and smells of 1812 Charleston, S.C., in Tyndall’s latest. Adalia, Morgan and their friends come alive, and you will experience their joys and sadness along with them. It will take a moment to remember this is 2012, not 1812, when you put the book down.

Adalia, a runaway slave from Barbados, is determined to keep her past a secret when she arrives in Charleston. She finds work mixing herbal remedies for a local doctor. When she is sent to treat a sick slave on the Rutledge planation, she encounters Morgan, the owner’s son. Morgan is instantly attracted to her and soon introduces her to his glamorous life. Will Adalia lose everything she has, including Morgan’s love, when jealousies arise that threaten her freedom? (BARBOUR, Aug., 320 pp, $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Hanson