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  - EmpressReece - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. Its one of my favorites by Holt. It moved at a good pace, kept my attention. The story was well written. There wasnt alot of fluff or cut off endings. It was just written ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

Carmel is found under the Azalea bush, "the one that gave Tom Yardley all that trouble one year." She is taken in by the people at Commonwood House and is generally made to feel unwelcome. It is ... Read full review


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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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