Upcoming Review: The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox & Orion Publishing Group

Just a quick note letting you all know that my next upcoming book review Victorian era related will be Essie Fox's third novel, 'The Goddess and the Thief.' It will be published in the United Kingdom by Orion Publishing Group. I am reading the ARC (uncorrected proof) now. My review will appear on the publishing date the 5th of December, 2013.

Uprooted from her home in India, Alice is raised by her aunt, a spiritualist medium in Windsor. When the mysterious Mr Tilsbury enters their lives, Alice is drawn into a plot to steal the priceless Koh-i-Noor diamond, claimed by the British Empire at the end of the Anglo-Sikh wars.


 Said to be both blessed and cursed, the sacred Indian stone exerts its power over all who encounter it: a handsome deposed maharajah determined to claim his rightful 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 back. In the midst of all this madness, Alice must discover a way to regain control of her life and fate...


 Here's the link to Orion Publishing Group, Essie's page, The Goddess and the Thief