Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Pawnbroker's Ring by Justina Prima

A ring washes onto Salem’s shore in the year 1830, a bottle is its boat, a note its blanket and the address has long since faded. THE PAWNBROKER’S RING follows its journey in Salem.

Zachariah prays most earnestly for the people of Salem. He acts different, looks different, he is different, and he’s found the ring. Loving God above all, the money he receives from pawning it will support anonymous aid to others. He is also in the employment of Adela Seward and more than aware of upper class prejudice for this successful single mother. Mrs. Blackburn, who believes it’s her duty to purge those not deserving of high society has made Adela her cause and will oust her at all cost. Discouraged and angry, Adela falls into the dregs of those who scorn her. Further, she shuns the attentions of the pawnbroker Eldon Canfield, who could provide respectability with marriage.

As he watches the ring touch many lives, Zachariah has been keeping a secret: someone has stolen the ring…and he knows who it is.


Had she but looked down, Adela would have seen it,
breaking life’s pattern of the last eighteen years—how she
lived it, viewed it, even awakened to it. The closure she
sought daily just washed onto the shore of Collins Cove, affixed to a
piece of wood―a chair leg, if she had looked―only inches from her
feet. But her unbroken gaze scanned only the ocean’s horizon that
morning, and she was oblivious of the sun making fleeting
appearances amid gathering dark clouds, illuminating the ruby just
inches from her grasp.

About the Author:

Justina Prima lives with her husband in Colorado, a full-time hospice nurse and writes as much as possible the rest of the hours of the week. She has a son and daughter in Chicago and three young grandchildren. This is her first published novel, now working on the second.

The Pawnbroker's Ring may be purchased at:

Justina Prima is giving away a copy of The Pawnbroker's Ring. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice—once on each Spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.


Sharon A Lavy said...

Love the cover on your book, Justina!

Susan Johnson said...

This book looks different from what I usually read, but it looks like one I would enjoy reading.

Patricia Bradley said...

Enjoyed meeting Justina and her book sounds so interesting, I would love to win it. pat at ptbradley dot com
And Happy Thanksgiving!

Justina Prima said...

I want to thank you for looking into this novel. I wish you could all win! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackie McNutt said...

Thanks for featuring Justina
Book and review.

Amy Putney said...

Sounds like a really interesting read!

aeputney [at] liberty [dot] edu

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you Justina, Just imagine being so close to something that valuable if you would only look down. That would really be fun to find a floating bottle with a note inside. I am anxious to find out more about this story. Please enter me for this give-away. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

Justina Prima said...

My husband and I spend a week every two years with his family on the Maine seashore. We walk it every day. I think this jumped from the recesses of my mind when writing this story!

cjajsmommy said...

I want to know the Adele's story. Please enter my name to win a copy of the book. cjajsmommy (at) gmail (dot) com

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