The Pride of the Peacock

The Pride of the Peacock

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After her family's financial ruin, Jessica Clavering marries her neighbor's son for a chance at a new life, and when the newlyweds travel to Australia after inheriting an opal mine, Jessica begins to uncover her family's secrets.

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"A mesmerizing story of blackmail, romance and deception."—Associated Press on The India Fan

An overseas voyage. A cursed opal. Forbidden Desire.

Raised in the shadow of her family's financial ruin, Jessica Clavering has never felt as though she fit in. When her only friend, an elderly neighbor, offers her the chance at a new life, she's eager to take it. His only condition: she must marry her son, Joss.

The newlyweds inherit a fabled opal mine in Australia. It's only once they arrive on the faraway continent that Jessica starts to uncover her family's dark past and her connection to the Green Flash, an exquisite and spellbinding opal. The stone arouses a dangerous desire in anyone who sees it—even her husband.

What readers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock:

"I couldn't put it down. The twist at the end is surprising and reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style. Definitely a classic."

"One of Holt's best books."

"I loved this book. I have read it over and over again—along with every novel ever written by Victoria Holt!"


"A mesmerizing story of blackmail, romance and deception."—Associated Press onThe India Fan

An overseas voyage. A cursed opal. Forbidden Desire.

Raised in the shadow of her family's financial ruin, Jessica Clavering has never felt as though she fit in. When her only friend, an elderly neighbor, offers her the chance at a new life, she's eager to take it. His only condition: she must marry her son, Joss.

The newlyweds inherit a fabled opal mine in Australia. It's only once they arrive on the faraway continent that Jessica starts to uncover her family's dark past and her connection to the Green Flash, an exquisite and spellbinding opal. The stone arouses a dangerous desire in anyone who sees it—even her husband.

What readers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock:

"I couldn't put it down. The twist at the end is surprising and reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style. Definitely a classic."

"One of Holt's best books."

"I loved this book. I have read it over and over again—along with every novel ever written by Victoria Holt!"


Only the strongest love can combat the dangers attached to this fabled opal stone

Victoria Holt takes readers on an exhilarating ride in this mesmerizing classic set in turn-of-the-century England. Raised in the shadow of her family's financial ruin, Jessica Clavering has never been understood or loved at the Dower House. But when a unique inheritance compels her to marry the owner of a fabled opal mine, she leaves her past behind in pursuit of a brighter future in Australia. It's only once they arrive on the far away continent that Jessica starts to uncover her family's dark past.



Publisher: Geneva : Edito-Service, c1982
ISBN: 9781402277481
9781402277474
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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