Nash wrapped a hank of my hair around his hand, pulled my head towards his and kissed me. The kiss made me think of earthy things, of gardens and damp, shady places where ferns and hosts grow. But my mind kept straying to our mysterious visitor from India. There was something about the man that was not easily dismissible …
London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity. It’s a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale–– including entrée into the ruling class.
Making her way in this buccaneering society are Carey Ravine, a spirited young woman of enigmatic background, and her husband, the charming, endlessly enterprising Oliver Nash.
Carey and Nash share connections to India and a desperate desire to make something of themselves. But as Nash draws them into a restless association of gamblers and secret societies, Carey begins to question the seedy glamour of their life.
Her unease grows as a mysterious man appears and hints at a troubling secret that undermines everything she believes in. Carey finds herself forced to discover the truth of the stranger’s claims––and to confront her illusions. With a cast of vibrant characters and a story set in fascinating times, Carey’s journey is a compelling one. Dramatic, dark, entertaining, The Revelations of Carey Ravine will enthrall you to the last page.