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Length: 201 pages

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  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon.com; 1 edition (January 9, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VPN686
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,309,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacqueline Sanders was born with "fuzzy, pink hair" in Atlanta, a true Georgia peach. She later moved with her family to Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. During this time, Jacqueline honed her skills as a singer, dancer, actor and writer. She competed for and won several awards on the Show Choir circuit with "Carolina Spirit." She was the stand-in and photo-double for Bryce Dallas Howard in "Lady in the Water," working alongside acclaimed writer and director M. Night Shyamalan, and cinematographer Christopher Doyle. When her acting opportunities in the Philadelphia area slowed, she took it upon herself to investigate what opportunities she did have. This road led her to discover the characters whose stories needed to be told. Her debut novel "PearlS" represents one of those characters.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy L. Silk, Author/Reviewer on May 29, 2012
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Author Jacqueline Sanders writes a book you don't want to rush through. Every sentence, every scene is beautifully written as with a gentle stroke of a pen. The main character, Pearl, as a child, is injured in an auto accident leaving her with four horrendous facial scars that she carries through to adulthood. These scars take a toll throughout her life and career, and she assumes that she will never have a man to love her or have a family of her own. But Pearl is a determined women to make the very best of her life and to be a person who brings out the best in others within her community. She leads her community in a drive to save an old oak tree, traditionally known as the Sacred Oak of Oleka considered to have healing powers by the Lenape Indian tribe. This story reads like a fairy tale, with sensitivity, beauty, and enchantment. I savored every word of this beautiful, enlightening tale. It's the most wonderful story of compassion,courage and determination that I've read yet this year. It is very uplifting. I highly recommend it to all women, and to those men who have sensitivity.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Riverside Reader on April 14, 2012
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This is a wonderful, heartwarming story about a woman who struggles to find true happiness for many years until she learns to follow her dreams, bring her community together, and fight to save the sacred beauty of a magical oak tree. My favorite part of this story is the fairytale Pearl writes about a magical healer who lives in an enchanted forest, and how that fictional story parallels her own life. I highlighted several passages reading this novel, but my absolute favorite which really captures the feel of the story is this: "Pearl's story would be about the people that were always behind the princes and princesses, the wings that kept the fairies afloat, and the force that pulled the sun up every morning and the moon at night. To Pearl, that is where the real story begun."
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Priddy on May 23, 2012
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I didn't get very far into this book before wondering where the editor was. Grammatical and spelling errors distract from the content, which may have been a blessing given the choppy writing style. It reads like something from a high school freshman English class assignment, trying to sound all grown up but not quite knowing how to pull it off. There was way too much description of things that had no meaning to the storyline. The characters are flat and inconsistent. The author has some promise, but desperately needs some direction and would benefit from some after-school tutoring in basic English grammar and punctuation. Probably half of the characters could be cut out entirely and eliminating most of the side plots would also help the focus. The supernatural element was awkward and adds nothing.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Angel Wing Buyer on April 11, 2012
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Sometimes fairy tales do come true--IF you choose to open the magic door and walk forward on your own two feet, daring to face whatever comes your way. That appears to be the "enchanted" lesson of PearlS by Jacqueline Sanders whose heroine Pearl Sinclair suffers devastating (and disfiguring) setbacks in childhood. Believing that she can prevail, however, readers watch Pearl as she sets her face to create a better life for herself, and then goes forward with both courage and vision to seek her dreams. Along the way, her spirit is nurtured by the Sacred Oak of Oleka (a tree that is considered magical by the Lenape Indian tribe). Both the folklore surrounding this tree and its very essence appear to have a healing effect on Pearl, but this is no easy, push-button redemption, for Pearl chooses to fully engage in her life and to take on creative challenges--including writing a fairy tale herself that will help others heal. As Pearl says, "Her fairy tale would be the truth...and illuminate the pearls that can emerge in everyone's lives." Pearl doesn't mince words about how tough life can really be, but what she does strive to do is to create "an instruction guide for those who never thought they could prevail with unusual happiness." In areas of career fulfillment & romance, Pearl does just that--not by waving a wand, but by believing in herself enough to create a life that becomes pure magic.
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This story is good but the writing goes into too much descriptive detail. It is hard to read through all of that. That is why I only gave it four stars. Otherwise, the story line is good and the writing is good as long as it stays on the story.
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