I was first introduced to her writing through her pen name Victoria Holt, author of gothic romance. She wrote for five hours a day seven days a week, starting at 7:30 A.M. and completing approximately 5,000 words by lunchtime! These were more heavily plotted, romantic, and suspenseful Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr novels, which were written in an intimate first-person narrative voice.
She was also the pen names: Jean Plaidy for fictionalized history of European royalty;
Philippa Carr was she name she used to write a multi-generational family saga.
She also wrote light romances, crime novels, murder mysteries and thrillers under the names Eleanor Burford, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anna Percival, and Ellalice Tate.
Other Titles from Victoria Holt
The India Fan: Drusilla's glamorous neighbors gift her a priceless family heirloom-a beautiful fans with a terrible curse
The Pride and the Peacock: To secure her inheritance, Jessica Clavering agrees to a marriage of convenience, but will her handsome new husband's desire for her ever surpass his obsession with a famously cursed opal?
The Time of the Hunter's Moon: According to legend, a girl will see her future husband at the time of the hunter's moon. But when the handsome stranger revealed to Cordelia Grant disappears after an all-too-brief encounter, she has to wonder: Was he merely an apparition...or something more?
What readers are saying about The Shivering Sands"The feel of this story was similar to that of Rebecca-the sort of dark, shivery, mysterious feeling. The end was WAY better in my opinion, though. Definitely a good read!"
"This is a five-star historical, romance, mystery, psychological thriller."
"The most suspenseful book ever, and many years later, after having read countless Holt books, I can safely say that this is her best work."
What reviewers are saying about The Shivering Sands"The mysteries drew me in and kept me guessing right up to the end..."-The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
What everyone is saying about the Queen of Gothic Romance Victoria Holt"Victoria Holt's writing is captivating"-Bookfoolery
"She spins history with romance and intrigue and always leaves me wanting more."
"Holt's stories are spell binding....page turners."
"I love her books! I have read all of them again and again. She is a wonderful storyteller."
"One of the supreme writers of gothic romance, a compelling storyteller whose gripping novels have thrilled millions."-RT Book Reviews