The India Fan

The India Fan

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"A mesmerizing story of blackmail, romance, and deception."-Associated Press
A parson's daughter, Druscilla Delaney is enthralled by her wealthy, glamorous neighbors-the Framlings-and their handsome son, Fabian. They gift her with a priceless heirloom, a beautiful fan that brings with it a terrible curse.
Beautiful as its peacock feathers may be, the priceless fan hidden deep in the Framling mansion has a legacy of death and destruction. And Druscilla has no idea she's been marked by its curse.
But the fan's dark past might prove less of a danger than Fabian Framling himself. Dark, brooding, and dominating, will he be the one to save her from the fan's cruel fate...or cause her demise?
Including elements of historical romance and romantic suspense, The India Fan is a spellbinding tale from the Queen of Gothic Romance. Fast-paced and gripping, fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, and Daphne Du Maurier will be awestruck by this Victorian gothic thriller complete with romance, murder, and mayhem.
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Pride and the Peacock: To secure her inheritance, Jessica Clavering agrees to a marriage of convenience, but will her handsome new husband's desire for her ever surpass his obsession with a famously cursed opal?
The Shivering Sands: Caroline Verlaine's sister has gone missing and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen-an estate with a deadly history.
The Time of the Hunter's Moon: According to legend, a girl will see her future husband at the time of the hunter's moon. But when the handsome stranger revealed to Cordelia Grant disappears after an all-too-brief encounter, she has to wonder: Was he merely an apparition...or something more?
What readers are saying about The India Fan

"The India Fan was beautiful. It was long and complex and draining. It was gripping."
"Once you start, you can't put it down."
"A knock-out novel of mysticism and murder..."
"This book brings memories!!! I read it when I was in high school and it remains one of my favorite books to read."
What reviewers are saying about The India Fan
"...romance, curses, dark secrets, and a Gothic tale of epic proportions"-My Book Addiction and More
"...an absolutely engrossing read. The story-telling is excellent and I found the historical background fascinating."-Romantic Historical Lovers
"Enthralling."-The New York Times Book Review
"Fresh and steadily compelling."-Kirkus
"Readers will savor this sweeping coming-of-age tale"-Publishers Weekly
"The India Fan is one of those epic stories that you can completely immerse yourself in and it will stay in your memory for years."-Great Historicals
What everyone is saying about the Queen of Gothic Romance Victoria Holt
"Victoria Holt's writing is captivating"-Bookfoolery
"She spins history with romance and intrigue and always leaves me wanting more."
"Holt's stories are spell binding....page turners."
"I love her books! I have read all of them again and again. She is a wonderful storyteller."
"One of the supreme writers of gothic romance, a compelling storyteller whose gripping novels have thrilled millions."-RT Book Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 27 x 203 x 128mm | 404g
  • Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1402277431
  • 9781402277436
  • 365,095

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"I would definitely read this story again and again for years to come." - Long and Short Reviews "There are few books as satisfying as a novel by Victoria Holt or Jean Plaidy. The India Fan is one of those epic stories that you can completely immerse yourself in and it will stay in your memory for years. Victoria Holt definitely knows how to pen a fascinating yarn, and The India Fan proves it." - Great Historicals "I really enjoy Victoria Holt's books because they are written in a way that is nostalgic" - Katie's Clean Book Collection "Readers will savor this sweeping coming-of-age tale" - Publishers Weekly "An enjoyable book to me. RECOMMENDED READS, B" - Dear Author "Victoria Holt is quite the storyteller and if you enjoy historical fiction and have yet to read any of her books, I suggest you try this one. It will not disappoint." - Library of Clean Reads "The plot itself was entertaining. I liked the superstition melded to the mystery." - Luxury Reading "Victoria Holt's writing is captivating" - Bookfoolery "A good story with strong characters that I found myself hard pressed to put down. I seriously need to get more of her works and read them as soon as possible. " - Girl Lost in a Book "Overall, I more than enjoyed reading The India Fan and I recommend other readers to check it out. " - Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer "All in all, I found this to be an absolutely engrossing read. The story-telling is excellent and I found the historical background fascinating." - Romantic Historical Lovers
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About Victoria Holt

Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert, better known to readers as Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, and Jean Plaidy, was one of the world's most beloved and enduring authors. Her career spanned five decades and she continued to write historical fiction and romantic suspense until her death in 1993.
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Rating details

4,272 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 29% (1,219)
4 35% (1,498)
3 29% (1,252)
2 6% (245)
1 1% (58)
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