I received an ecopy from the author for review
At the heart of THE JEWEL TREE is an heirloom so precious that the last remaining members of the Ryder family will do almost anything to keep it in their possession.
But how long should a young girl work to earn back the emblem of her mother’s soul? And is any task to menial?
When Leda sees the hummingbird charm dangling from wealthy Lord Caitiff’s shriveled earlobe, she swears she will labor a year and a day to reclaim it. She is prepared to do whatever the old man asks–until the day he asks too much.
In a world of dark curses and ancient grudges, Leda and her handsome young uncle are sometimes hard pressed to distinguish between appearance and reality. Not all that glitters is gold–and gold is never worth more than flesh and blood. This mini-novel about the redemptive power of love will delight readers who appreciate a little magic in their lives.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story, but the blurb sounded interesting, so I gave it a try. I’m excited it did! Such a touching tale of redemption and forgiveness, love and loss! It’s short, and I don’t want to give anything away, but I did really enjoy this story, and recommend it to anyone considering it!