The Light of the Blue Pearl

Rated 4.57/5 based on 7 reviews
Ethne has long spent her life trying to avoid people and the heartache of loss, but when a mysterious note shows up on her doorstep her curiosity forces her out of hiding. Following the instructions of a stranger Ethne is sent on an exciting adventure where she unlocks not only the secret identity of the notes’ sender but eventually the key to her own heart. More

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Review by: hrhsophia on Oct. 16, 2013 :
This book started a bit slow but it does draw you in. Ethne was not my favorite person for most of the story, her fear and indecisiveness got old very quickly.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Melody Weathers on Aug. 09, 2013 :
This was a great read and one I would highly recommend. It was well written, kept me intrigued throughout the entire book and was a unique story about one of the hardest things to do...live to learn and love without fear.

Facing issues from her past, you find the main character, Ethne, at odds with staying hidden away from life, or choosing to do something quite extraordinary (and yes, probably highly unlikely). But that is what makes reading so much fun, you get to go on journeys with characters that you normally wouldn't.

Somewhere into the story the book takes a romantic turn and ultimately you see the story is far more complex that simply learning to live without fear. Ethne is faced with a difficult choice during the book, one I'm not sure I could make. Even to the last page I couldn't guess where I thought the story would go, I love that about books (and movies...but that's very rare.) Usually, I can predict everything, so this book was very refreshing. I look forward to reading more from this author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Eddie de Jong on Aug. 01, 2013 :
Good story, but drags on

When Ethne decides to blindly follow instructions from an unknown person, it could lead anywhere. The plot is definitely not predictable, and there are enough twist and turns to keep the reader turning the pages, wondering what’s going to happen next.

Ethne’s inner doubts and fears are believable, and one can’t help but feel for her. Both guys that she gets involved with are incredibly understanding, to the point of becoming unbelievable.

All in all not a bad read, although I feel that the book length can be halved without problem.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Suzi clement on July 23, 2013 :
I was immediately grabbed by the story, I really wanted to see where the author was going to lead me. Good read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Dave Spencer on July 16, 2013 :
You will be hooked by this one. This book leaves you immediately curious about what is going to happen next as you learn about a young woman named Ethne and her mysterious yet romantic adventure. The story unfolds in ways that you would never predict. Without giving away too much, Ethne decides to take a huge risk and follows mysterious instructions left for her in an envelope, taking her on a journey way outside of her comfort zone. By doing so, many exciting things happen in her life, things she would have never experienced...it is a sort of "life makeover". This book truly is one of a kind. It's very well written, captivating and should definitely be on your list.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: David Seller on July 05, 2013 :
The love story of a woman who has to make a difficult choice with love...surprisingly gripping, the plot constantly surprising, with a less than typical ending. Good read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tracey Smith on May 26, 2013 :
One of the best things about reading is being able to have experiences that may never actually present themselves in reality. Would I ever jump on a plane to a foreign country because some mysterious stranger leaves me a ticket? Not in a million years! But when Ethne did exactly that I was very excited to be going on the adventure with her! Admittedly part of me kept waiting for the boogey man to jump out in Belize and throw a bag over her head to kidnap her and sell her into slavery... perhaps I've watched a few too many episodes of CSI to be completely comfortable with that premise. Alas my fears were unwarranted and the mysterious trip takes a welcome romantic turn. This book is definitely not predictable. I thought I knew who her mysterious benefactor would be. I was wrong. I thought I knew who the main love interest would be. I was wrong. I was wholly prepared for some grand adventure in Belize after the rather fantastical scenario that landed her there. However it turned out this novel is primarily an introspective journey about Ethne dealing with both her medical and emotional issues. The pace of the story was a bit slow for my tastes with a lot of time spent elaborating on daily routines. The author does a wonderful job a dropping little bread crumbs of information about the main characters past rather than an info dump at the beginning which I definitely appreciated. The characters were very relatable and real. The descriptions of Belize made me want to visit someday. The premise is unique and not at all your typical romance.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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