The Spring of the Tiger Author:Victoria Holt From the theatrical world of Victorian London, to the stately rounds of English country life, to the wild, resplendent beauty of Ceylon, this magnificent new novel spins a tale of fabulous romance and dark, deadly intrigue. — Sarah Ashington has grown up in the shadow of her celebrated mother, an actress of incomparable loveliness. But scandal wi... more »ll end her mother's illustrious career long before its time, and Sarah will be forced to fall upon the dour mercies of two spinster aunts, who preside in somber rectitude over the ancient estate called Ashington Grange.
There, amidst the living memories of her family's past, Sarah will learn more of the father she has never known, of his strangely beckoning life in an outpost among the tea plantations of Ceylon. And she will learn, too, of the extraordinary Ashington Pearls-perhaps the most perfect and beautiful in the world. They have become over the years the stuff of legend, of wild speculation, of obsession and fear. But Sarah Ashington will hold those pearls one day-and know that the web of fate encircling them is no fantasy. For she will face herself the secret powers they summon, the brooding and dangerous passions they inspire.« less