Title: Midnight Pearls
Author: Debbie Viguie
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: October 2006
Series: Once Upon A Time
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!
In a quiet fishing village seventeen years ago, one lone fisherman rescued a child from the sea. He and his wife raised the girl, Pearl, as their own daughter, never allowing themselves to wonder long about where she came from — or notice her silver hair, usually pale skin, and wide, dark blue eyes.Pearl grows from a mysterious child into an unusual young woman, not always welcomed in the village. As all the other girls her age find husbands, she has only one friend to ease her loneliness. One very special, secret companion: Prince James.
But their friendship is shaken when trouble erupts in the kingdom — a conspiracy against the royal family combines with an evil enchantment from beneath the sea. Now, just when Pearl and James need each other most, bewitching magic and hints about Pearl’s past threaten to tear them apart…forever.
I love a retelling of a classic tale. This is Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of “The Little Mermaid” by Debbie Viguié. I love retellings because I know where the story is going, but I’m not always sure how it will get there. I was actually kept on my toes with this story. Pearl must learn more about herself and her past to save her future. Of course, there’s a prince involved.