Book Reviews of Snare of Serpents

Snare of Serpents
Snare of Serpents
Author: Victoria Holt
ISBN-13: 9780449219287
ISBN-10: 0449219283
Publication Date: 9/23/1991
Pages: 367
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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There is no one else who does romance the way Victoria Holt does it. You just never want the book to end.
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Romantic-suspense. Illustrates clearly the difference between a jury verdict of 'not proven' vs. 'not guilty.'
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Romantic mystery light reading. I enjoyed it.
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Davina Blentyre's happy young life in Edinburgh was shattered by her mother's death and made even more unbearable by her father's sudden marriage to her new governess.
Davina's one joy was her friendship with a poor but charming young student, Jamie, whom her father forbade her to wed. And when her father suddenly died from arsenic poisoning, the means, motive, and opportunity all pointed damningly to Davina herself.
She protested her innocence in court but received only the ambiguous verdict of "Not Proven." It condemned seventeen-year-old Davina to a life of vicious rumor and innuendo. Alone, she escaped to the colonies in Africa and into a strange new world. But with the Boer War came danger and the return of dark secrets from the past that threatened her reputation and her very life....