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For the wealthy and privileged in Regency England, life is filled with balls, beaux, and tea- and that’s no exception for Constance Steele and her large, unusual family. But when an unexpected letter sends her on a voyage across the Atlantic, her experiences affect more people than she ever could have realized. From the lives of her sister Margaret and cousin Jack, to the ...more
Kindle Edition, 440 pages
Published March 23rd 2015 (first published February 1st 2015)
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Sarah Grace Grzy
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 12+ for mild romance and action\peril
Wow! This book delightfully surprised me! It's basically Jane Austen meets adventure. It was epically awesome! (In more ways than one . . . )

The characters were all so amazing, although at times I found the cousins to be confusing. I think slightly less characters in the family would have been less confusing, but at the same time, the dynamic was quite interesting. Jack was very lovable and reminding me in many ways of my brothers. I also loved Constance; she was a very relatable and real chara
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Sarah
Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for mild romance
Best for Ages: 13 -20
Imagine a Jane Austen book and an Errol Flynn pirate film got mashed together and you’ll have a good idea of what Hidden Pearls has in store for you. It has adventure, romance, a bunch of characters, lessons learned, and fun settings.

I’ve been wanting to read this book since it came out. I was excited to finally buy myself a copy and dive in. The cover is so pretty, even if it is just on my Kindle screen.
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Mikayla
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly did not expect to like this as much as I did.
After a very confusing first few chapters trying to sort everyone out, I finally got them all sorted out, and had fun.
I loved the setting, and the characters were delightful. A Regency adventure/mystery was such a fun difference from the normal regency books.
I would have liked more description, and I felt like there were little sermonettes dropped into the book (Like about fiction books being worth something). Also I got a little frustra
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Raili
I absolutely adored this book! I flew through it and found myself laughing out loud and relating to Constance continually. This is most definitely a "read again"!
Angie Thompson
So, reading this story made me remember a special edition DVD case for The Princess Bride that I saw once--advertised on one side as a heartwarming tale of love and romance and on the other as a swashbuckling tale of adventure and pirates. :) And while the stories are very different, I feel like the comparison is apt, because this book really has quite a bit of both. It's London seasons and fancy dresses and eligible beaux, but it's also hurricanes and pirate attacks and dastardly villains. And ...more
Elizabeth Paschke
It's like "Pride & Prejudice" meets "Pirates of the Caribbean." This is truly a wonderful blend of literary wit with swashbuckling action. When you first begin reading this story, don't be put off by the sudden introduction of numerous characters. I was thinking I'd never be able to keep up with all these people without a family tree, and on a hunch checked the first page and...viola! A family tree! But I needn't have worried. Soon into the story you soon get caught up with the dramas of jus ...more
Nicole
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Molly Fiscus
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely wonderful book! The beginning was a bit slow...but once Constance was aboard the ship the book was hard to put down! I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and a touch of romance(very sweet and clean tho)Aunt Georgia had me smiling with her sarcasm! (Since I’m sarcastic myself!) Lol! Again, a very wonderful book and I look forward to reading more.
Therese May
First of all, I would like to start off by saying this: I rarely rate things at a 5 star. A 5 star in my opinion is like the highest of the highs in ratings (because it is). If I don't love a book and am sure that years later I will want to read it again and will still love it and won't find it boring, I don't give that book five stars.

This book is amazing. I loved it. I enjoyed reading it so much. It's as close to a 5 star right now as it can be. I'll just wait to see if the test of
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Abbey Stellingwerff
If Louisa May Alcott took all of Jane Austen's plots and co-wrote a novel with Charlie Chaplan, Hidden Pearls would be the entertaining result... Constance, one out of six girl cousins raised by their grandparents, is called across the Atlantic ocean to visit her ailing, aging great-aunt. Along the way, she faces storms and privateers and learns many a lesson.

Let's get my dislike out of the way first, shall we?
-The author tended to tell us about the plot and character development rather than sh
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Amaris
I enjoyed Hayden Wand's book MUCH more than I thought I would. It was not boring at all (ever), and it kept me interested and engaged.
I found myself falling in love with the characters, and I found the story plot original. I will definitely be reading this again!
The only problem I had with it, was that there were too many 'Christians' that popped up wherever the main character went. It was uncanny. When a person goes traipsing around the globe, they do NOT come across that many people who are
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AnnaScott
I am just going to say, that this book is phenomenal. Now on to the review.

Another reviewer said that this book is a mix between Pride and Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean, and that truly is an accurate statement. The characters and the romantic plot were nodded frequently at Pride and Prejudice, without being too obvious, but you get the tropical, piratey feel from Pirates of the Caribbean. Hayden tells the gospel and includes some theology without taking away from the story or being preachy.

It was definitely a story where
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DoubleODonut
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved all the characters, especially Ana Maria. She was awesome! I also loved the Steeles and Merideth Breckinridge. The settings were amazing and the dialouge was really good. I loved it when Constance was trying to read a book to a certain person who I will not name.
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