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The Pearl Locket by Kathleen McGurl 5 stars wow i loved it

on March 7, 2015

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The Pearl Locket by
Kathleen McGurl

We’ll Meet Again…

When Ali inherits her great-aunt’s house she immediately moves her whole family in, despite the warnings that there is something strange about the place. Unfazed Ali begins redecorating, going through the rooms, making each one her own with the help of her daughter, Kelly. But when under the wallpaper in Kelly’s new room they discover a scrawled message from 1944 Ali begins to question the history of the house as she knows it.

Her family has always seemed so picture perfect, not a blemish or a secret to be found. Yet, this discovery throws her into confusion and Ali begins to question exactly what she knows about her family and the mysteries they have kept hidden…

Another book by Kathleen that i can not praise enough what a talented author she is one of my must read author
i loved both her books

I have always been a fan of historic novels and i do read a few I enjoy them so much but she just writes then so differently she got a unique way about her which i love.

I just love the way The Pearl Locket’ is told it starts in the today time of 2014, but then you’re taken back to the year of 1944, From there on, each chapter slip back and forward from 1944 to 2014 do not worry it so easy to follow i want you all to read you just get pulled into the story of Joan , Ali, and kelly and a few more characters
The story just flows seamlessly from past to present but you do not realise as the storyline just runs together so well
Kathleen description are just brilliant you can feel the pain of the war of 1944 all the dangers , chaos and the effect it has on this family and their life’s Their dad was so strict his rules made one young girl feel so loss and alone this leaves to a tragic event
What happened in 1944 plays such an important part in the story it just told with such passion
The story got a lot of twist and turns
In today time 2014 Ali Just inherited her great aunt Betty house
The way Kathleen described the house you can see it in your mind Ali not sure if she should sell or renovate it so her and her husband Pete and their two children kelly and Ryan move in
Strangle things start to happen to Kelly she acting wried she now dressing in 1940 clothes which i love i really want a 1940 tea party so i can wear a dress
on one of the bedroom walls they see hidden under the wallpaper Joan loves jack
But who joan ? But who are they she never hear of them
They find a cellar that got a few hidden photo too
The story goes back to 1944 to tell us all about betty , Margaret and Joan life’s it was just so interesting to read about i want to tell you more but i want you to read for your self
Margaret still alive now she in a old people home you can tell she not happy about Ali moving to the houses i thing she worried the secret will come out what is she hiding?
We do get to find out in small amounts the hidden secrets this just hooks your more in to the plot it a real page turner
Two very different families in different time living different circumstances and with different relationship but are so alike you will just feel parts of both families the way Kathleen written you just know them so well you get to see all they family love and secrets I like the mystery side to the story to
I just loved the way the two stories intertwined together it just a stunning book again it just captive me from the first page till the last it just a page turner but i wanted more but to me that what makes a fab book your left want the story to carry on your just so into the storyline you do want to to finish
You will just love all the characters you will feel their love and pain it just a brilliant read i cannot recommend this book enough it told with such grace and passion a lovely tale of family love
I want to tell you more about the plot but i want you to read for your self and you must get The Emerald Comb both books are just brilliant
Please check them out you will love them both i did

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5 dolls
Thank to Kathleen and netgalley for letting me read and review
About author
Kathleen McGurl is a writer of short stories, novels and how-to-write books. She lives by the sea in Bournemouth with her husband and teen son 2. Teen son 1 is away at university. When not writing she is either working at the day-job (IT for a large retail organisation) or running along the Bournemouth prom, slowly.

She has sold dozens of stories to women’s magazines in the UK and Australia. Her how-to-write books and a romantic novella are available as ebooks from Amazon. Her first full-length novel, The Emerald Comb, was published by Carina UK on 22nd September 2014, and her second, The Pearl Locket, on 27th February 2015


One response to “The Pearl Locket by Kathleen McGurl 5 stars wow i loved it

  1. kathmcgurl says:

    Thanks for such a lovely review, and for hosting ‘Kathleen McGurl’ day!

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