The story of Julia Cloud, family drudge, and her rejuvenation, results in an exquisite romance and a cheerful story as heart-satisfying as a fresh-blown rose.Review Selfless, caring Julia Cloud finds herself "adopted" as a guardian to her headstrong niece and nephew. It seems like a perfect solution for three lonely hearts--the orphaned teens have a great companion to mother them, and their "Cloudy Jewel" finally gets the loving home she's longed for. But what happens when three independent minds disagree? One of GLH's best, I think Beautifully written, it's the kind of book where you want to knock on the cottage door and spend an evening with these characters. There's just enough conflict and drama to make the story a page-turner (I've never seen so much gunplay in a Hill book ), but nothing to emotionally jar the feeling of home, and love, and friendship. Written in the 1920's, "Cloudy Jewel" gives us a glimpse into the details of another time, yet proves that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This book hit me with the vital importance of Sabbath rest--whether it's on Sunday, or another day of the week. I need a full day's rest to relax and renew; and I need time every day to reconnect with God and my own soul. After reading "Cloudy Jewel," I started taking two hours at night to have a glass of wine, read a book...and rest. It's helped. "Mousewords"