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The Pride of the Peacock
The Pride of the Peacock
Author: Victoria Holt
At seventeen, Jessica Clavering yearns for a life of excitement and romance...
ISBN: 24091
Pages: 285

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Publisher: Fontana
Book Type: Paperback
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The ever-talented Victoria Holt takes what could have been a tired plot device - marriage of convenience with secret desire turning to real love - and gives it new life with hidden family secrets, the search for a fabulous lost - and cursed - priceless opal, and the adventure of the rugged Australian Outback.

Jessica Clavering grows up in her staid, rigid, loveless English family but longs for a life of adventure. She finds it in an arranged marriage with the son of her secret friend and they had off to unimaginable adventure...what more could a reader ask for? This is my favorite Holt novel, and I also recommend "Mistress of Mellyn."