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In Anna Graetz's enchanting novel "Pearl and Periwinkle," readers are transported to a world filled with magic and wonder. Set in the picturesque town of Evergreen, the story follows the extraordinary journey of two sisters, Pearl and Periwinkle, as they navigate a realm both familiar and fantastical.

Graetz has a natural storytelling prowess that shines through in every page of this captivating tale. Her writing is rich in vivid imagery, evoking a sense of whimsy and charm that keeps the reader hooked from start to finish. The author's ability to create a seamless blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary is truly commendable, making it easy for readers to suspend disbelief and become fully immersed in the story.

The characters in "Pearl and Periwinkle" are incredibly endearing and relatable, each with their own unique qualities that add depth to the narrative. Pearl, the elder sister, is courageous and determined, while Periwinkle, the younger one, possesses a remarkable spark of curiosity. The bond between the sisters is beautifully portrayed, and their interactions feel genuine and heartfelt, making it easy to root for their success.

One of the highlights of this book is undoubtedly the world-building. Graetz has succeeded in creating a vivid and enchanting realm where magic and everyday life intertwine seamlessly. From the quaint streets of Evergreen to the spellbinding landscapes of the enchanted forest, the imagery is so immersive that readers will find themselves yearning to step through the pages and experience it for themselves.

The pacing of the narrative is well-balanced, with the story moving at a steady tempo that keeps readers engaged. Graetz effortlessly weaves suspense and mystery throughout the plot, leaving readers captivated and eager to discover what lies ahead. Moreover, the inclusion of various twists and turns ensures that the story remains unpredictable and exciting until the very end.

"Pearl and Periwinkle" also delivers important underlying messages, particularly about the power of love, friendship, and self-belief. As the sisters embark on their extraordinary quest, they are confronted with various challenges that require them to trust in their own abilities and rely on each other for support. These themes of resilience and determination are subtly woven into the story, providing valuable life lessons in an accessible and entertaining manner.

In conclusion, Anna Graetz's "Pearl and Periwinkle" is a delightful and captivating tale that will transport readers to a world of magic and wonder. With its beautifully crafted characters, immersive world-building, and poignant messages, this book is a must-read for fans of fantasy and adventure. Graetz's skillful storytelling keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end, ensuring that they will be left eagerly awaiting her next literary masterpiece.

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Pearl and Periwinkle



[Illustration: Emblem]

L. B. C. Col. O. 1917


Chapter I


Myra's Dreadful Children 5

Chapter II

Pigs, Cabbages and Mr. Robert Grey 11

Chapter III

At the Shrine of Joe Smith 19

Chapter IV

The Clan 29

Chapter V

The Wall that Parted 37

Chapter VI

Joe Smith's Choice 41

Chapter VII

Periwinkle Breaks the Ice 49

Chapter VIII

"Even Unto Bethlehem" 55



Miss Hetty Maise, having spent the night in fitful spells of slumber, at last awakened by the beams of sunlight, sat up in bed with a start, quite unrefreshed and possessed of an uncomfortable feeling that something unpleasant was about to happen. A venturesome sunbeam, casting its light upon a picture on the heavy walnut dresser, seemed to recall the cause of her sleepless night and present uneasy state of mind. Drawing her lips tightly together she frowned severely at the inquisitive intruder... Continue reading book >>

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