(From the publisher):
Orphan Jessica Clavering's future looks bleak until she meets Ben Henniker, the new owner of her family's ancestral home, with whom she strikes an astronishing bargain. Their agreement sends her from turn-of-the-century England across the world to Australia as the wife of Joss, owner of a fabled opal mine. There she will discover the mysteries -- and evil -- surrounding the greatest opal ever found, the legendary Green Flash. There she must also confront the danger that lust for the stone has aroused, even in her own husband -- and there she will find love.
Original title: The Pride of the Peacock
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense→ Gothic