Midnight Pearls

Title; Midnight Pearls
Author; Debbie Viguie
page count; 197
Why I read it; some of my friends on goodreads.com gave it good reviews
Grade B

In a quiet fishing village, one lone fisherman rescued a child from the sea seventeen years ago. He and his wife raised the girl, Pearl, as their own daughter, never allowing themselves to wonder long about where she came from -- or notice her silver hair, usually pale skin, and wide, dark blue eyes.
Pearl grows from a mysterious child into an unusual young woman, not always welcomed in the village. As all the other girls her age find husbands, she has only one friend to ease her loneliness. One very special, secret companion: Prince James.
But their friendship is shaken when trouble erupts in the kingdom -- a conspiracy against the royal family combines with an evil enchantment from beneath the sea. Now, just when Pearl and James need each other most, bewitching magic and hints about Pearl's past threaten to tear them apart...forever.

My Review;
I liked this book a lot, it was easy to get into the story and the writing was really nice. There were enough similarities for it to be a retelling of The Little Mermaid but enough differences that you really don't know what is going to happen in the story. What I though was going to be the climax when Pearl went to face the Sea Witch really turned out to be short and honestly a bit too easy. The story really is more about Pearl and her "finding herself" than any actual event that happens. The story is sweet and innocent and a quick enjoyable read with a happily ever after ending. The romance was sweet without being overdone the same can be said for any action or intense parts of the book, they are there but nothing too intense and never very long lasting. Read this if you are in the mood for a nice easy romantic but not overly mushy book.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

That cover is interesting. At first I thought it was just swirly blue, but then I saw there was a lady in it.