This is by the same author as ""To Dance with Kings", "The Silver Touch", and "Banners of Silk" - this is a historical romance of the Charles II court, anyone who loves 17th century medieval storylines will love the tale of a babe who has a huge drop pearl placed in her tiny hand, a girl who grows up trying to sustain her staunchly Royalist manorhouse from Cromwellian change, she wants to marry her childhood sweetheart, but her stepfather has other plans.
This was a decent historical novel, not life-changing but it kept me reading.
I first read this book when I was in my twenties and discovered Rosalind Laker's novels in my local library. I then proceeded to read every book that my library had in stock. I was delighted when I had a chance to read this book again. Ms. Laker does a remarkable job of making you feel that you are in that historical time period. Amazing detail such as the beautifully embroidered ribbons (I wanted them). From Ms. Laker's descriptions you can see what she is describing. You will feel swept up in the novel. Circle of Pearls is well-written and engaging. I give Circle of Pearls 4.5 out of 5 stars. You have to like historical novels in order to enjoy this book. There were a couple of slow spots, but overall a good pace.
I received a complimentary copy of Circle of Pearls from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.