- ISBN 9781847443403 / 1847443400
- Title White Pearl
- Author Kate Furnivall
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 480
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Imprint Sphere
- Dimensions 234mm x 153mm
She longed for freedom, but it came at a price
Malaya, 1941. As the glamorous wife of a plantation owner, Connie Hadley's life appears pampered and comfortable. But she is hiding devastating secrets that could destroy her marriage. Life is changed for ever on the day of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. As Japanese Zero aircraft attack the town of Palur, Connie takes the decision to flee to Singapore on the family's boat, The White Pearl. She sails with her husband and son, three friends and the enigmatic boat dealer Fitzpayne, who is the only one who can navigate the islands of the South China Sea. In desperation, short of food and constantly in danger, fear strips away good manners; tensions arise on the yacht and anger causes deadly divisions between friends ...
Exhilarating ... An engrossing read Publishers Weekly The White Pearl has all the ingredients of the best kinds of holiday reads - grand adventure, drama, romance ... The setting is sweeping, the story big, and the description vivid Courier Mail
Shortlisted for Romantic Novelists' Association Award 2013.
Kate Furnivall was born in Wales and now lives in Devon. This is her fifth novel. Visit her website at