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When graduate student Isabel Palmer moves to her mother’s native country of Venezuela to finish her Masters degree, her grandmother presents her with a priceless piece of family history—the journal of her ancestor, a sixteenth century Spanish sailor.

Fascinated by the eloquent entries and romantic story within its pages, she begins translating the journal with the help of A
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Faith Press
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Tracy Krauss
Pearls by Lisa Mills is everything a good book should be. Romance, intrigue, mystery, buried treasure – this is one book I’d like to see made into a movie. It has all the right trappings for it. Isabel Palmer has moved to Venezuela to discover herself. Her mother, a native Venezuelan moved to the US for love. Now Isabel wants to discover her roots and is living as an exchange student. Her maternal Grandmother gives her a precious gift – a five hundred year old diary that has been in the family f ...more
Patricia Strefling
Right from the start Lisa Mills draws you in for an adventurous ride through the dusty streets of Venezuela. Isabel finds herself caught up with two men, one treasure and plenty of action! If you want to experience intrigue and romance in one sitting...this is the book for you. Great descriptive excellent read.
Jennifer Grosser
Not my favourite genre, but I got drawn in anyway. Kind of a Christian mash-up of Romancing the Stone (without the cannabis) and Indiana Jones (without Harrison Ford). I agree with Jen below that it's a bit "naive" or maybe just a little self-censored, which makes certain things somewhat less believable. But it was a fun read, and I liked the setting.

A 500 year old Spanish journal describes the love between a Spanish sailor and a woman captured as a slave whom he rescues. This book has
everything-- a family's tale, hidden treasure, a naive young woman, a dashing man, a grumpy professor, members of the mob, and God..

No sex
Violence mentioned in passing
This woman was TSTL & too naive for my taste but fans of Christian fiction will probably enjoy this book.
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Lisa Mills spent ten years working as a freelance writer, penning devotions, book reviews, a biography, and much more. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as “Today’s Christian Woman” and “Brio.” She’s also contributed short stories to several anthologies aimed at encouraging families of special-needs children. "Holding On" is her debut novel and the realization of a dream to write fictio ...more
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