Diamond Fire by Ellen Tanner Marsh
A love more splendid than any jewel… Strong-minded beauty Raven Barrancourt has sailed to faraway India hoping to save her beloved Cornish home from ruin. But when an Indian empress entrusts her with a fabled diamond said to carry a dangerous curse, Raven’s own life may well be at stake. With northern India on the edge of revolt, Raven must entrust her safety and her priceless secret to the one man who rejected her. Blinded by passion, Charles St. Germain would sail to the corners of the earth to make Raven his, though fate conspires in every way to keep them apart. From the splendors of British India to antebellum Charleston, duty and betrayal threaten the love he has found in a woman worth more than any fortune.