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Veil of Pearls

By MaryLu Tyndall


She thought she could outrun her past. . .

It is 1811, and the prosperous port city of Charleston is bustling with plantation owners, slaves, and immigrants. Immigrants such as the raven-haired Adalia Winston. But Adalia has a secret: her light skin belies that she is part black and a runaway slave from Barbados. Skilled in herbal remedies, Adalia finds employment with a local doctor and settles into a quiet life, thankful for her freedom but still fearful that her owner will find her.

Born into one of Charleston's prominent families, Morgan Rutledge is handsome, bored—and enamored of the beautiful Adalia, who spurns his advances. Morgan's persistence, however, finally wins, and Adalia is swept into the glamorous world of Charleston high society.

But Adalia's new life comes at a high price—that of denying her heritage and her zeal for God. How far is she willing to go to win the heart of the man she loves? And when her secret is revealed, will that love be enough, or will the truth ruin Morgan and send Adalia back into slavery?

Book Takeaway:

God created you to be His masterpiece, woven together in your mother's womb and designed with all your unique qualities to bring Him glory. His opinion of you, not the fickle opinions of men, is all that matters! When you quit striving to please the "crowd" and rest in His pleasure of you, you will find peace and joy.

Why the author wrote this book:

To reveal the struggle we all face in wanting to fit in and be accepted in this world and how that desire can often lead us down the wrong path.


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