The India Fan Author:Victoria Holt For Drusilla Delaney, the past will be a haunting presence even beyond the walls of the great Framling estate. The daughter of the local vicar, as a small girl she becomes inextricably bound to the wealthy Framling family, most especially to the two spoiled children, Fabian and Lavinia. Through then, she finds herself the unlikely heir to an ext... more »raordinary bejeweled fan made of peacock feathers. But though the fan is priceless and dazzlingly beautiful to behold, it bears a curse that promises ill fortune and death to all who possess it.
Educated in France and well-versed in the ways of the world through her travels with Lavinia and Fabian, Drusilla grows into a level-headed and practical young woman. Yet her life is still controlled by the careless and selfish desires of the Framlings, her destiny still determined by the long, dark shadow of the ancient curse. Until in India, during the bloody Sepoy Mutiny, Drusilla is witness to a brutal and shocking murder... a murder that chillingly echoes the legacy of the peacock-feather fan... a murder that will change her future -- and fate -- forever.
Masterfully re-creating the exciting atmosphere and exhilarating adventure of Victorian England, France, and exotic India, Victoria Holt weaves a thrilling tale of passion, betrayal and intrigue. With its colorful cast of characters and its explosive finale, The India Fan will keep you breathless until the final page.« less