Circle of Pearls

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Doubleday, 1990 - Fiction - 519 pages
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Set in England in the late 1600s, this richly crafted generational saga encompasses the aftermath of the English Civil War, the Great Plague, the Fire of London, and the rebuilding of St. Paul's, demonstrating Laker's masterful blending of historical detail with romance. Reader's Digest Condensed Book selection.

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User Review  - Kris_Anderson - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Circle of Pearls Love how the pearls keep her on track as she finds out what they really mean as she grows older. Starts when she is born and the story continues and parallels the world she lives in ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Barbara Ovstedal was born on October 3, 1921 in Bognor Regis. She wrote a few romances under the pseudonym Barbara Paul, but changed to Rosalind Laker when Barbara Paul gained recognition. Her books included Sovereign's Key, Far Seeks the Heart, Warwyck's Woman, The Venetian Mask, Circle of Pearls, The Fragile Hour, and The Golden Tulip. Under her own name, Ovstedal has written a travel book about Norway, as well as several novels, including Red Cherry Summer, Valley of the Reindeer, and Souvenir of Sweden. She died on November 23, 2012 at the age of 91.

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