Hidden Jewel Author:V, C, Andrews Pearl Andreas, daughter of Cajun girl turned New Orleans socialite Ruby Landry, is at the center of this spellbinding new novel. — Dreaming of becoming a doctor, teenage Pearl gets a summer job as a nurse's aid in an elegant old hospital. The job is as fascinating as she had hoped it would be-even more interesting because of her friendship with ... more »a handsome intern.
But Pearl's happiness is clouded by memories of her nightmarish early years and questions about the dark secrets that have tainted her family. When a series of tragedies befalls those close to her, and her mother Ruby, disappears, Pearl flees back into the bayou of her childhood, seeking the shocking, long-buried truths of her heritage.« less