Tuesday, October 30, 2012
This Pearl is a Gem!
The Puerto Rico Pearl, by J.A. Jemay, is a new Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery. This time Ainsley finds herself in Puerto Rico because her homebound flight is diverted due to a hurricane. With hotels full, she takes a chance and goes to stay with the family of the woman sitting next to her on the plane. That’s the first chance she takes and she takes many – most of which no one in his or her right mind would take. But this is a mystery, so on with the story. Ainsley is convinced to find the family heirloom of an elderly lady. Since she’s a gemstone detective and since she’s stuck on the island for about a week, she decided to give it a try. The search brought her all over Puerto Rico including the island of Vieques. The story itself was a bit farfetched but still very interesting. I love Puerto Rico and it was fun to read about different areas I’ve visited. But Jemay included a lot of history and culture of the island people, which really made the book for me. Meanwhile, the story itself was quite good and I love surprise endings. I recommend this book if you enjoy mysteries or Puerto Rico. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.