The Emerald

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

The Emerald by Jennie Hansen. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

"Something fell to the floor with a soft clunk. Margarette stared at object in disbelief. Matthew moved closer, his eyes following hers. There on the rough planks lay a small black bag. He reached for it, and as Soren, Anna, and Jens crowded around, he released the cord that held it closed and gently shook the contents of Margarette's bunk.
A glittering bracelet dropped onto a quilt square. All four adults gasped in astonishment. The metal chain appeared to be of inferior quality, but five large stones, each a different color gleamed almost as though they were hungry to claim the small amount of light in the ship's gloomy interior."

Here's a summary of "The Emerald": an expensive bracelet full of priceless gems, falls into Margette's hands. Hoping to encounter the bracelet's true owner on her journey, she refuses to part with it on her journey with her children to join the Saints in Nauvoo. But as life circumstances occur, she is forced to make decisions regarding these gemstones and love.

Jennie Hansen's novels never fail to captivate me. This book is volume 2 in "The Bracelet" series, but it stands completely on its own as a novel. One does not need to read the first one to read this. I am certain that you will enjoy this book as much as I have. This author has once again given us a wonderful book full of romance and suspense. You will come to adore the characters and I hope that the next book will allow us to find out what happens next with them.