An exciting “gaslamp” novel





What a truly delightful book! When the novel opens in 1878, Verity Sparks (an orphan) happily works in a hat shop in London. However, due to circumstances beyond her control, Verity suddenly loses her job and finds herself wandering the streets of London, clutching her few possessions. Her three most prized treasures were given to her from her dying mother: a little quilt, a ring and an old coin. London isn’t a safe place for young girls on their own, so when Verity is saved fromthe local louts on the streets, she is thankful to be whisked away in a carriage .. but just a little hesitant, too …who is this kind stranger? Where is he taking her? And is she safe after all?

What soon becomes apparent is that there are even more mysteries in store for Verity: what is the “magical” power that enables her to find lost things? Can this ability be put to use for the good of others?? Or is it going to be a curse for young Verity? And why does someone seem to be chasing her? Perhaps the most important mystery of all involves Verity’s birth and those three treasures she has inherited from her mother.

Readers are sure to be caught up in the adventure of this story and be truly engaged by our spunky and determined heroine, Verity Sparks.

A worthy inclusion in the short list of the CBCA Book of the Year, YR (2012)

Read more about the book here.

Read more about the author here or check out her blog.

Read about some of Susan’s other books here.

Highly Recommended (dma) *****

Read about Susan Green’s visit to Book Club and check out the video which records this exciting event here.

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14 thoughts on “An exciting “gaslamp” novel”

  1. The truth about verity sparks took my mind away from my weekly chores. It was one good mysterious book that kept me on the go. I like her power’s.

  2. Verity Sparks is an amazing book!!! Verity’s powers are extraordinary and the way Susan Green has written the novel is perfect. There is mystery at every turn. I loved the ending and I certainly got a huge shock! I recomend this book to anyone who loves a exciting page turner.

  3. Loved ther book. Enjoyed every page and could Not put it down.Susan Green did a great job.

  4. This is a great book, I literally couldn’t put it down. It’s not just the entertaining plot, but the interesting way Susan Green writes it that keeps you reading for more right to the last page. 🙂

  5. I haven’t yet read this book but it sounds interesting and i would happily read it if i had enough time.

  6. I would like to read this book again and again and again… You never expect what would happen next. I think it would be one of my fav books. 🙂 Keep on Reading!!!

  7. The truth about verity sparks is a great book I was unfortunately not able to come on friday because I was sick but I’m sure it was great.

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