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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

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True love deserves a second chance . . . .

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Shocking evidence hits close to home...


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Also by M.J. Rose:

Tiffany Blues, August 2018
The Library of Light and Shadow, May 2018
Trade Size
The Secret Language of Stones, July 2016
The Witch of Painted Sorrows, March 2015
The Collector of Dying Breaths, April 2014
Seduction, May 2013
The Book of Lost Fragrances, March 2012
In Session, October 2011
The Hypnotist, April 2011
The Hypnotist, May 2010
The Memorist, April 2010
Paperback (reprint)
The Reincarnationist, March 2010
Mass Market Paperback
The Memorist, November 2008
The Reincarnationist, October 2008
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Reincarnationist, September 2007
The Venus Fix, July 2006
Lying in Bed, June 2006
Trade Size
The Delilah Complex, January 2006
The Halo Effect, July 2005
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Sheet Music, May 2004
Flesh Tones, May 2003
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In Fidelity, January 2001
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Lip Service, July 2000
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The Secret Language of Stones
M.J. Rose

The Daughters of La Lune
July 2016
On Sale: July 19, 2016
Featuring: Opaline Duplessi
320 pages
ISBN: 1476778094
EAN: 9781476778099
Kindle: B0176M3XQ2
Hardcover / e-Book
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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.

Nestled within Paris’s historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff, protégé 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. In the summer of 1918, places where lovers used to walk, widows now wander alone.

So it is from 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.

So begins a dangerous journey that will take Opaline into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel, where the exiled Romanov dowager empress is waiting to discover the fate of her family. Full of romance, seduction, and a love so powerful it reaches beyond the grave, The Secret Language of Stones is yet another “spellbindingly haunting” (Suspense magazine), “entrancing read that will long be savored” (Library Journal, starred review).


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