Page Turners – The White Pearl by Kate Furnivall

Page Turners Book Club will meet this month to discuss The White Pearl, by Kate Furnivall. This romantic suspense-filled fiction transports the reader back in time to WWII when the Japanese invaded Malaya shortly after their attack on Pearl Harbor. The British forces were soon overpowered, panic and chaos amongst the people erupted everywhere. One of Malaya’s wealthiest rubber plantation owners, the Hadleys, with some of their closest friends decide their only chance of survival is to escape to Singapore on their private yacht, the “White Pearl.” The epic highlights their struggle on the open sea and their fear when they learn their original destination has also become a target and has lost its status as a safe haven. Their only option is to seek refuge on a small island and hope the terrors of war will not reach them.

The Monday morning group will meet on April 22, at 10:00 at the home of Pat Hewitt, 439 Dahlia Ave, Corona Del Mar. Pat will also lead the discussion. The group will meet in the parking lot at 9:40 to car pool to Pat’s.

The Monday afternoon group will meet at 12:30 in the home of Carole Daly. Her address is 33721 Brigantine Drive. The Thursday afternoon group will meet at the ClubHouse at 1:00 on April 25.

We are very fortunate to have so many interested and avid readers in our community. At this time, both the Monday morning and Thursday afternoon groups are filled. We like to limit the size to allow participation of all present. The Monday afternoon group still has a few openings and they finish in time to attend the film class, if you are interested in attending both activities.

For more information about Page Turners contact:

Gretchen Rask: – 489-2259 — Monday morning. Diane Hearne: – 661-6267 — Monday afternoon. – Lisa Buchner: – 496-9546 — Thursday afternoon.

—Lisa Buchner