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The secret language of stones, M.J. Rose

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The secret language of stones
Title
The secret language of stones
Statement of responsibility
M.J. Rose
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Language
eng
Summary
Nestled within Paris's historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff, protege to the famous Faberge, and is known by the city's fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and the most unique designs. But war has transformed Paris from a city of style and romance to a place of fear and mourning. So it is in La Fantasie Russie's workshop that young, ambitious Opaline Duplessi now spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front, as well as mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen. People say that Opaline's creations are magical. But magic is a word Opaline would rather not use. The concept is too closely associated with her mother Sandrine, who practices the dark arts passed down from their ancestor La Lune, one of sixteenth century Paris's most famous courtesans. But Opaline does have a rare gift even she can't deny, a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from stones. Certain gemstones, combined with a personal item, such as a lock of hair, enable her to receive messages from beyond the grave. In her mind, she is no mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message, directly to her
Member of
Summary
As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story, the perfect follow-up to M.J. Rose’s “brilliantly crafted” (Providence Journal) novel The Witch of Painted Sorrows
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10490499
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Daughters of La Lune
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret language of stones, M.J. Rose
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057503040
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
431 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683240914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The secret language of stones, M.J. Rose
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057503040
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
431 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683240914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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