I'm very happy to read Victoria Holt on kindle. I'm one of the people who devoured her books in the 80s and 90s. It's such fun to re-read a book that you loved. This story is classic Victoria Holt, a little gothic, some mystery weaving throughout the novel (here it's the Green Flash Opal), a love story with lots of downs, before the ups, family dynamics and societal expectations (which the heroine doesn't buy into). I recommend this book to anyone, it's a classic.