The Amethyst: A Novel

The Amethyst: A Novel

by Aldonna Kaulius-Barry


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The Amethyst: A Novel by Aldonna Kaulius-Barry

A bold, epic, historical romance set in northern England during Queen Victoria's early reign, The Amethyst is filled with love and duplicity, unforgettable characters and great adventure.

Young Anisia, following the sudden death of her beloved father, Lord William Argyle and a deceiving betrayal by her bitterly jealous cousin, takes us on a perilous journey to exotic, mystifying India on the invitation of a young, Anglo-Indian nobleman.

Teeming with evocative sensuality and vibrant period detail, characters seamlessly weave into a sweeping tapestry, mesmerizing readers with the lush and lavish lives of English nobility in Britain, and the British sahibs and memsahibs in 19th century India. From marketplaces filled with snake charmers, dancers and beggars, Anisia takes us on an arduous trek from Bombay's searing heat to the cooler hill stations nestled below the Himalayas, where rigid English mores are scintillatingly abandoned.

Fascinating and engrossing, The Amethyst travels from rugged England to India, the land of vanishing supremacies, the Kama Sutra and unashamed desires, where lush gardens peal with the haunting cries of peacocks, and deadly snakes slither underfoot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535359696
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2016
Pages: 514
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Aldonna Kaulius-Barry is an award-winning corporate magazine editor and executive coach. She lives in the Caldeon Hills with her husband
Michael, their dog Summer Rose and Tutti, a silly calico kitten. A corporate writer by profession, her greatest love besides ice cream, gardening and kayaking has been the lyrical word, the tenderness of prosaic storytelling and poetry, which she has written since her childhood.

An endless fascination with 19th century British history and women's daring adventures and fortitude travelling to India in the name of love and duty has inspired her first novel, The Amethyst. Aldonna Kaulius-Barry has also written a play, Dimmer Lights, a collection of short stories, Flowers from the Frozen Earth
and a children's book, Mikey's Wonderful, Terrific, Upside-down Monday.

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