The Lost Sapphire (Belinda Murrell Timeslip Books)

Marli is staying with her dad in Melbourne, and missing her friends. Then she discovers a mystery - a crumbling, abandoned mansion is to be returned to her family after seventy-five years. Marli sneaks into the locked garden to explore, and meets Luca, a boy who has his own connection to Riversleigh.

A peacock hatbox, a box camera and a key on a velvet ribbon provide clues to what happened long ago . . .

In 1922, Violet is fifteen. Her life is one of privilege, with boating parties, picnics and extravagant balls. An army of servants looks after the family - including new chauffeur Nikolai Petrovich, a young Russian �migr�.
Over one summer, Violet must decide what is important to her. Who will her sister choose to marry? What will Violet learn about Melbourne's slums as she defies her father's orders to help a friend? And what breathtaking secret is Nikolai hiding?

Violet is determined to control her future. But what will be the price of her rebellion?
Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published on May 16, 2016 by RHA eBooks Child
ISBN-10: 1925324125
ISBN-13: 9781925324129
2 Book Reviews
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  • AlexaFriday, April 6, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Thanks for doing for this book and my favirate parts are when she goes on a mansion and when she goes to the ball THANKS love Alexa!
    • kosho
      koshoFriday, April 6, 2018 at 2:37 am55 stars
      A charming tale about a A fifteen year old girl named violet.Violet lives in a mansion with her family.She has an older sister who becomes important as we go along.This Tale is about s broken heart between a boy who the sister does not love and a boy whom she admires.When Violet comes in she is asked to help prepare for a Russian ball.With a new chaffaur who is Russian she becomes intrigued by this culture.Once they have set the ball they dance.And what u have told you may be Mumbo jumbo but Read the book and you’ll see.Happy Reading Love Kosho!!!!!!!!