The Black Opal

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Carmel is the unwanted one at Commonwood House. A gypsy foundling, she is treated as an outsider by her unhappy adopted family. And, when an horrific tragedy occurs and the household is quickly disbanded, she is determined to leave these unhappy days behind her.

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Imprisoned by the past, she is determined to uncover the mystery of those last tragic days of her childhood…

Carmel is the unwanted one at Commonwood House. A gypsy foundling, she is treated by an outsider by her unhappy adopted family. And, when an horrific tragedy occurs and the household is quickly disbanded, she is determined to leave those unhappy days behind her.

Her beloved Uncle Toby takes her far away to Australia, a land full of adventure, where the sundowners mine for black opals and an exciting new life awaits her. But she is constantly haunted by the mysterious happenings at Commonwood, and she knows she must return, to discover the truth about the dark secret that has overshadowed her life…

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Born Eleanor Alice Burford, Victoria Holt was one of Britain's most prolific writers of historical romance. Always determined to keep her birth date and private life a closely guarded secret Holt wrote under many pseudonyms - Jean Plaidy was one of her most popular, and was created when she lived near Plaidy Beach in Cornwall. Having written over ninety historical romances, she then began a new series of Gothic romances, the first of which, Mistress of Mellyn, appeared in 1961.

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