I went into The Child Wore Pearls expecting one thing, but got something so much better. I’m being vague because I don’t want to spoil anything. It’s better to go into this one without knowing too much.
June Randolph and her father make a seamless team at their family owned jewelry store. Unfortunately, June has never had that kind of relationship with her mother. At seventeen, June is ready to live life outside of the store. When a new customer comes in, June’s life will change. The women is kind and attentive. She draws June out of her shell and nurtures her. But secrets don’t stay hidden. Her mother’s passed will change June’s future.
First, I want to say that I’d love to visit this little town. It feels so quaint and cozy. And the family owned jewelry shop also made for a fun setting.
When a customer of the jewelry shop befriends June, she starts to come out of her shell. I loved the heartfelt moments between them. June’s character development is substantial. She really is a different person by the end.
The climax of the book was completely unexpected, but it was believable. There were signs pointing to it, but it was subtle. I loved, loved, loved the way the author executed it. The Child Wore Pearls was planned well. Every detail was calculated and perfectly executed.
My Rating: 5/5