The Black Opal

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Fawcett Crest, 1994 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Abandoned as a baby, her exotic beauty prompted hushed whispers of gypsy blood. But lovely Carmel March remained shrouded in mystery.... When tragedy struck her adopted home of Commonwood House, little Carmel had been bundled off to Australia. Returning to England as a young woman, she became haunted by questions from her past, as well as the shocking revelation that she had been rushed from a murder scene those many years ago. Yet she was convinced that the wrong man had been sentenced for the crime. Was the answer locked away in her childhood memory--or in the dark, secretive behavior of her old childhood friend, Lucian? And what fateful role did the opals--always present at crucial moments of her life--play? For only when she released the dark secrets imprisoned at Commonwood would she find the freedom to love.... "Victoria Holt's mysteries are among the best." --Minneapolis Star & Tribune "The prolific Miss Holt--.combines suspense and romance with the master's touch." --Boston Herald

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User Review  - Liz Fortin - Goodreads

My mother used to eat these books up. I remember her getting so excited when a new one came out. She loved them. And I had a friend recommend Victoria Holt when he found out I liked period/historical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

Victoria Holt was one of my favorite authors when I was in high school and college. I was disappointed by this one, which sometimes felt too wordy and sometimes felt abrupt, but when I finished, I found out that it was published posthumously, which is rarely a good idea. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Victoria Holt is one of the world's most beloved writers of romantic fiction. Her bestselling novels include Seven for a Secret, Daughter of Deceit, Snare of Serpents, The India Fan, and The Silk Vendetta. Miss Holt also wrote many bestselling novels under the names Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr. More than fifty-six million copies of Victoria Holt novels have been sold worldwide, and there are more than fourteen million copies of Jean Plaidy and more than three million copies of Philippa Carr stories in print.

Victoria Holt died in January 1993.

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