Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ruby Pendant by Dorine White

My friend, Dorine has written a new mystery thriller that kids will love. She's sent me a book to give away as part of her blog tour. So leave me a message as to why you would like this book, and you may win it! Good luck!

Here's the story.
Welcome to New Orleans- home of Mardi Gras, jazz music and voodoo. Eighth grader Melanie Belaforte is home for Spring break and itching for excitement. Late one night she discovers a hidden chamber and a secret journal in her deceased Aunt Florence’s bedroom. The diary contains the writings of a mad woman, along with vague clues to the whereabouts of a ruby necklace that once belonged to Cleopatra. The ruby bestows upon the wearer the power to hear other people’s thoughts- even the thoughts of the dead! And so the hunt begins. Melanie, her best friend Sybil, and a haunting specter unravel clues that take them from crumbling graveyards, to the busy streets of the French Quarter, and then into murky swamps, all to find the prize. But they need to watch out, because a murderous cult is matching them step for step, and they won’t give up, ever.

Dorine White grew up in Maryland and attended BYU in Utah. She has a BA in Humanities with an interest in Art History and French. She lives in the beautiful, yet rainy Northwest with her husband and 6 children.
Her first book in The Cleopatra's Legacy series, The Emerald Ring, was published by Cedar Fort Books on May 14, 2013. It is a middle grade fantasy novel that involves Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, and a magic emerald ring.
You can find me online at or check out my book blog at

1 comment:

  1. Oh, another one by her; that is awesome. I am always happy to find out about a good book to give to grandchildren.
    Thanks for this one and Blessings to you!