TA DA! The VV is delighted to announce that her third Victorian novel, The Goddess and the Thief, is published by Orion Books today.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Uprooted from her home in India, Alice Willoughby is raised by her aunt, a spiritualist medium in Windsor. When the mysterious Mr Tilsbury enters the two women’s lives they are drawn into a plot to steal the priceless Koh‐i‐noor ‐ the sacred Punjabi diamond that was claimed by the British Empire at the end of the Second Anglo Sikh war.
Said to be both blessed and cursed, the stone soon exerts its dark allure over all who encounter it: a glamorous but deposed maharajah determined to reclaim his throne, a man hell‐bent on discovering the secrets of eternity, and a widowed queen who hopes the jewel can draw her husband’s spirit close. In the midst of all this madness, Alice must discover a way to regain control of her life and fate...
For more about the novel, including a Pinterest Page, and with details of what it is all about, please visit essiefox.com.
Although not published in the US, the book is available with free delivery worldwide from The Book Depository.