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Priceless Pearl

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Priceless Pearl by Alice Duer Miller is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that explores the complexities of love, sacrifice, and societal expectations. The story follows the protagonist, Pearl, a young woman who must navigate the challenges of being female in a male-dominated world.

Miller's writing is both beautiful and poignant, drawing the reader in from the very first page. The characters are well-developed and relatable, with Pearl's struggles and triumphs resonating with readers on a deep emotional level. The novel's exploration of gender roles and the limitations placed on women in society is particularly relevant and timely.

What sets Priceless Pearl apart is its powerful message about the true value of a person, beyond their appearance or societal status. Through Pearl's journey, Miller reminds readers that true worth comes from within, and that it is possible to find happiness and fulfillment by staying true to oneself.

Overall, Priceless Pearl is a compelling and heartwarming novel that will stay with readers long after they have finished reading. It is a must-read for anyone looking for a story that packs both emotional and intellectual punch.

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Pearl Leavitt is habitually fired from her New York City office jobs for being "too beautiful" and thereby causing all the men to fall in love with her. Fed up, she decides to take a job in the Hamptons as a governess for three over-indulged children. - Summary by Nancy Halper

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