Description : From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this! But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon’s warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon’s courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.
Description : Since her family moved to Cornwall, Lizzy's world has been turned upside down by the discovery that she has a long-lost brother, Kes, and even more amazingly that their mother is a mermaid. Now Lizzy and her new family must bravely battle the evil sea queen and her terrfying servant, for Lizzy has a powerful treasure and the sea queen will stop at nothing to get it. Exciting and full of dark mystery and suspense, ideal for girls of 8–10 who love stories with an edge.
Description : 1659: Cromwell's protectorate is drawing to a close, and the restoration of the monarchy can only improve the fortunes of the Morland family. The years of civil war and their aftermath have left Morland Place in dire straits, but with the return of the King, Ralph Morland believes he can rebuild the family estates. For his beautiful and ambitious cousin, Annunciata, the Restoration means a journey to London - one that leads to the amours and intrigues of Charles's court and to the unlocking of her mysterious past. A new and kinder age is dawning - a time for healing wounds - but more uncertainty, conflict and sorrow await both Ralph and Annunciata before they can find peace and forgiveness...
Description : Enjoying sensual dreams about a man she only glimpsed once, Katherine Keyes throws caution to the wind when she meets him again and immediately agrees to become his wife, but their happiness is threatened by Martin's former lover. Original.
Description : While visiting Hawaii, the Aldens and cousin Soo lee wonder why everyone is silent when the black pearl story is told.
Description : Little Flathead and the Black Pearl is a wonderful story with a universal message about love, family, friendship, and trust. This inspiring tale highlights the importance of believing in yourself and the rewards of finding that special talent or skill that makes every child unique. It's a great tool to teach values, how to deal with family separation, and celebrate the concept of being different. In Little Flathead and the Black Pearl, the main character's courage and determination won him the hearts of many friends in the Water World. This book is a great addition to any family's library. Children will relate with the main character's most inner feelings. It's a winner! Nelida Wakefield obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. She is the author of several creative stories and the 1st place winner of the Creative Writing Contest hosted by the Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program in Hawaii. Her future projects are geared towards humanitarian missions and the continuation of her acclaimed Little Flathead book series.
Description : Miles Hawke is the author of 'The Dragonnade,' an exciting tale of pirates, smugglers and high politics in Stuart days. Now he follows this up with a novel no less interesting and exciting. The same characters appear. Swords flash and bodices are ripped. It is told in authentic Eighteen-century Argot. The Black Pearl concerns the disappearance of a priceless clock belonging to King Louis XIV, and then there is the theft by Judge Jeffrey's of Inigo Pyke's priceless black pearl. The scene is set for derring-do and it is all told in the author's fast pacey writing style.
Description : Nineteen thirty-nine Hawaii: two Hollywood actresses, the artillery brigade’s handsomest officer and finest polo player, the polo player’s beautiful wife, a Japanese carrier pilot who is sketching the aerial approach to Pearl Harbor, and the captain of the sketcher’s sampan unite in a mélange of passionate encounters that find coherence in the symbology of a Tahitian black pearl. Sidelights are the gold mesh necklace concealed in the God Kane’s chest and the emerald cut diamond lost in the sand of the officer’s beach at Waialua. BookWire Review January 23, 2006 Bidwell Moore’s fast-paced novella recreates 1939 military and social life in Hawaii as it existed just a few years before the attack on Pearl Harbor that changed the tranquil islands forever. Moore intertwines the lives of a cast of interesting characters, including two glamorous Hollywood actresses, a group of soldiers and their wives, and quirky island locals, as well as a Japanese carrier pilot who is sketching the aerial approach to Pearl Harbor. Charlotte Ross is a beautiful, young, military wife who is also a treasure hunter. She is trying to discover the identity of the owner of a gold mesh necklace concealed in a statue of the island god Kane. While searching for sea treasure, Charlotte survives a near-fatal accident and has a brief but memorable encounter with a handsome Japanese pilot that will forever change her life. Later, a mysterious black pearl is sent to her. To help her solve the mystery of the pearl, Charlotte employs the help of Max Frazier, the island’s best private investigator, who is also looking for an expensive piece of jewelry—this one is an emerald-cut diamond lost by one of the actresses in the sands of the officer’s beach at Waialua. The story’s surprise ending neatly wraps up several of the book’s subplots, bringing together the characters in ways the reader would never have imagined. Moore’s vast knowledge of Hawaii and Japan (he lived for a time in both locations) and his experience as an assistant military attaché give the book an authentic tone. His fast-paced narrative, while engaging, switches points of view so often that the plot is sometimes choppy and difficult to follow. Taken as a whole, however, The Black Pearl is an intriguing and enthralling tale of pre-World War II life in Hawaii.