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The Secret Language of Stones [EPUB] ✵ The Secret Language of Stones Author M.J. Rose – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden brutal end a young jewelry maker discovers love passion and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story the perfect fol As World War I rages and Language of MOBI ☆ the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden brutal end a young jewelry maker discovers love passion and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story the perfect follow up to MJ Rose’s novel The Witch of Painted SorrowsNestled within Paris’s historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff protégé to the famous Faberge and is known by the city’s fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and the most uniue designs But war The Secret PDF/EPUB or has transformed Paris from a city of style and romance to a place of fear and mourning In the summer of places where lovers used to walk widows now wander aloneSo it is from La Fantasie Russie’s workshop that young ambitious Opaline Duplessi now spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front as well as mourning jewelry for the mothers wives and lovers of those who have fallen People say that Opaline’s creations are magical But magic is a word Opaline would rather not use The concept is too closely associated with Secret Language of MOBI î her mother Sandrine who practices the dark arts passed down from their ancestor La Lune one of sixteenth century Paris’s most famous courtesansBut Opaline does have a rare gift even she can’t deny a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from stones Certain gemstones combined with a personal item such as a lock of hair enable her to receive messages from beyond the grave In her mind she is no mystic but merely a messenger giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones Until one day one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message—directly to herSo begins a dangerous journey that will take Opaline into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel where the exiled Romanov dowager empress is waiting to discover the fate of her family.


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  1. Aditi Aditi says:

    “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved in secret between the shadow and the soul” Pablo NerudaMJ Rose a New York Times bestselling novelist weaves an enchanting and romantic tale called The Secret Language of Stones A Novel that is the second book in The Daughters of La Lune series that traces the life of young woman with powers to encrypt the messages of those beyond the grave to their loves ones with the help of rare gems that is filled with magic love betrayal war and politicsSynopsis As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden brutal end a young jewelry maker discovers love passion and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story the perfect follow up to MJ Rose’s “brilliantly crafted” Providence Journal novel The Witch of Painted SorrowsNestled within Paris’s historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff protégé to the famous Faberge and is known by the city’s fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and the most uniue designs But war has transformed Paris from a city of style and romance to a place of fear and mourning In the summer of 1918 places where lovers used to walk widows now wander aloneSo it is from La Fantasie Russie’s workshop that young ambitious Opaline Duplessi now spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front as well as mourning jewelry for the mothers wives and lovers of those who have fallen People say that Opaline’s creations are magical But magic is a word Opaline would rather not use The concept is too closely associated with her mother Sandrine who practices the dark arts passed down from their ancestor La Lune one of sixteenth century Paris’s most famous courtesansBut Opaline does have a rare gift even she can’t deny a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from stones Certain gemstones combined with a personal item such as a lock of hair enable her to receive messages from beyond the grave In her mind she is no mystic but merely a messenger giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones Until one day one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message—directly to herSo begins a dangerous journey that will take Opaline into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel where the exiled Romanov dowager empress is waiting to discover the fate of her family Opaline Duplessi a young wannabe jeweler who is also the daughter of dark magician Sandrine has arrived in Paris to work under the guidance of Pavel Orloff at his shop La Fantaisie Russe as Orloff too learned his art of making jewelry from the best master Peter Carl Fabergé the famous Russian painter hence his shop is a welcoming home to all those who are fleeing Russian during its revolutionary turmoil period Paris is too on the verge of coming out of the First World War and during this period the romanticism of Paris has turned into something dark fearful and sad Opaline too harbors some ualities like her mother but hers is not so dark in fact her powers are resourceful as she has an ability to put messages through some rare gems to convey that to the loved ones of those who have died in the battle Luckily she never hears from those beyond the grave after passing on their messages to their loves ones but on a rare occasion she hears the voice of a young commander who claims that he was responsible for the death of his entire troop And thus begins Opaline's enthralling journey through love war and politics of both Russia and England This is the second book of MJRose's that I read and it easily bewitched my mind from the very first page with Rose's intricate style of laying out her details sensuality and vividness of the timeline and back drop The 20th century picture of Paris is very gracefully portrayed by the Rose's evocative prose and she layered the painting of Paris by arresting vividly the 1918's war affected streets gardens the sad Parisians the sufferings among its people thus it instantly transported me back to that first world war era in a city of devastated charm elegance and beauty Moreover the smooth mixture of her setting and her plot with that paranormal touch proves to deliver a mildly dark passionate atmosphere which in one word is thoroughly spellbindingThe author also captures the politics the raging war the betrayal the scandals the assassinations that is gradually destroying not only the lives but also upturning the glory of a beautiful city into something dark death and sadness and that all projected through an apt atmospheric feel Hence the writing of this author has depth and visual imagery that will allow the readers to visualize each and every scene to unfold right in front of their eyes The characters are all very well developed and Opaline the primary character is very evolving brave and determined In the beginning Rose portrays the main character as someone bit terrified with her psychic abilities vulnerable and innocent but as she gets involved in the politics of the country as well as with the ghost of Jean Luc she turns a bit bolder brave and passionate The rest of the supporting character are well etched out and projected into their realistic demeanor through which the author brings out their honest voices into the story lineThe chemistry between Opaline and Jean Luc is laced with heartfelt emotions and also passion for longingness Although in this particular story the author's main focus never shifted from the country's gruesome historical evidences of how the Germans uprooted normalcy from Paris with their invasion and how Opaline gets tangled in a political scandal while becoming her own salvation from all of this dramaThe narrative is mystical and unraveling that will keep the readers glued to the story The pacing is bit faster than the previous book even though the author emphatically incorporates the history of the first world war in Paris through this story The love story with a ghost is the best appeal of this book that makes it enticing as well as exciting to read Overall this is a compelling historical fiction laced with paranormal elements and magic and politics Verdict A fascinating as well as magical seuel Courtesy Thanks to the author MJRose's publicist for giving me an opportunity to read and review this novel


  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    ★★★½The Secret Language of Stones is the second installment in MJ Rose's magicalhistorical fiction series titled The Daughters of La Lune The lead character in the first book The Witch of Painted Sorrows was Sandrine Sandrine gave birth to a daughter named Opaline and The Secret Language of Stones is her story Like with the first book this one offers many engaging elements such as history culture art mystery the supernatural and ghostly passionate romance Elements that seem to be new to this series include wartime and politics which just happened to be my favorite parts If there is such a thing as insta love with a ghost or spirit this book had it It was a bit distracting how fast the lustlove became a full blaze but it was still very engaging and sensual thanks to Ms Rose's writing Speaking of Ms Rose made the stress of war so incredibly palpable it almost brought me to tears From the financial impact of war to the emotional torment of not knowing if your child is still aliveit's tough stuff that sadly is not isolated to the past Another of Ms Rose's strengths was her ability to allow art to seep into your soul and open your eyes to it's grave importance Those parts were really beautifulIf you enjoyed the first book in this series continue on to this one If you are new to this series I believe The Secret Language of Stones would still be enjoyable as a standalone Sandrine is in this book along with a few references to her “abilities” so there may be an underlying feeling that some backstory is missing If that's the case it's just added motivation to read The Witch of Painted Sorrows which happens to be my favorite of the two anyway EnjoyMy favorite uote “This is the miracle of art to me why we must preserve and protect it The artist alone can take the grotesue and make it beautiful can take the confusing and explain it The individuality of each one of us who creates must be protected and encouraged for only in art do we learn who we are and of what we are made”824201635 StarsThoroughly enjoying this series I remember liking the first book a bit but this one was still very good So many memorable uotes and the audiobook experience was beautifulRTC


  3. Dianne Dianne says:

    With an enchanting and almost dreamlike style MJ Rose delves deep into the hearts and lives of a gifted group of women this time focusing on Opaline with her gifts of working magic into precious stones and metals as a connection for the living to the dead The Secret Language of Stonesis a journey that will enrapture readers as it did for meThe time is during the horrors of World War I the place Europe Paris mostly when dabbling in the occult was in high if not illegal fashion Opaline’s gift was meant to atone for her own mistakes to infuse stones with a part of the young soldiers killed in battle to bring comfort to the women they left behind to grieve Her talismans were sought after and precious to the recipients Then one soldier passed through the veil of death to communicate with Opaline and their mystical love affair begins Is Opaline going insane as many of her ancestors had or is she finally listening to her own heart From the war ravaged Paris to the horrendous fall of the Romanov Dynasty Opaline will play her own special part in one of history’s darkest timesFace the love loss and intrigue of war while feeling as if you have been transported back in time with the devastatingly detailed scenes of the era Dark and heavy with emotional turmoil Opaline’s journey and the plight of the world will remain deep within your soul MJ Rose writes from the souls of the characters she has created as each one becomes a breathing entity necessary to every page of this riveting and romantic read as you desperately need to discover what happens to a love between to realmsI received an ARC edition from Atria Books in exchange for my honest reviewSeries The Daughters of La Lune Book 2Publisher Atria Books July 19 2016Publication Date July 19 2016ISBN 10 1476778094ISBN 13 978 1476778099Genre Gothic RomancePrint Length 320 pagesAvailable from Barnes Noble | iBooks | Indiebound | For Reviews More


  4. The Lit Bitch The Lit Bitch says:

    When I read the first book The Witch of Painted Sorrows I had no idea that it was going to end up being an actual ‘series’ It read so well as a stand alone book that I was surprised to see it would be becoming a seriesSo when this one came across my desk I was thrilled to review it and see how the ‘series’ was going to develop as there were some loose ends that weren’t exactly completely tied up in the first bookThis book was right up my alley WWI France I love books set in this time period not to mention a little hint of the super natural and some romance which made for a uniue read all aroundAs I said this was a wonderful read and in many ways polished than the first book in the series which I appreciated One of my biggest critiues of the first book was the conclusion I felt like there was so much build up about La Lune and her possession of Sandrinenot to mention how to get ride of La Lune and what her motives were etc and the ending didn’t really answer those lingering uestions for me however with this second installment we got about Sandrine and her intentions etc which I felt were necessary to the story developmentSince I thought the first book was of a stand alone those lingering uestions bothered me a lot but now that I see that the story will become a series then it doesn’t bother me so bad I was thrilled to see information being revealed about Sandrine and it made sense to me why things were left a little ‘up in the air’ after the first bookOne thing that Rose does so well in her novels is character development Opaline in constantly evolving and growing in this book She starts off a little afraid of her abilities with an innocent vulnerability But as the story goes on she becomes brave and determined to understand her gifts Rose also does sensual romance so perfectlyand this book is no exception The chemistry between Opaline and Jean Luc is full of emotion and passion I felt invested in their romance and the chemistry was so believable that you couldn’t help but fall in love with them as a coupleI think what was surprising most of all in this book was that there was a large focus on the historical aspects of the period In the previous book Rose focused on the magical elements and romancethat’s kind of her ‘trademark’ so while this book has magic and romance a huge part of it was building the historical setting and political intrigue While I loved reading this book I kind of found myself wanting romance and magic Yet while I wanted of those things I didn’t feel entirely ‘short changed’ reading this one It’s a beautiful story and a wonderful progressive edition to a great series but I would love to see romance and magic in the next bookSee my full review here


  5. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    The Secret Language of Stones is the seuel to The Witch of Painted Sorrows In this book we get to meet Opaline the daughter of Sandrine who was the main character in the previous book And just like Sandrine is Opaline a Daughter of La Lune a descendant from La Lune the famous courtesans from the sixteenth century ParisI read the first book last year and I found it intriguing and looked forward to getting the chance to read this one However it has taken me forever to get to this book despite having had this book for a long while But the third book will be released next year so I thought I should take the time to read this one And I liked this one just as much as I liked the first one I like the whole La Lune storyline with women being descended from her with different abilities like Opaline who can read stones and by doing that receiving messages from the dead And now in the time of war is that a gift that is comfort too manyThe story in this book is about Opaline embracing her gift she has long struggled with her gifts wanting to be normal and she has never really accepted her abilities fully But now she faces many difficulties she finds herself in love with a fallen soldier and a daughter of La Lune can only love once Is she doomed to love a man that she can never have? And the world is in turmoil and perhaps she can help the Romanov dowager empress find out what happened to her grandchildrenThe Secret Language of Stones is a sensual well written story about a woman that has to face many obstacles in her uest to find herself I did suspect the ending it felt very predictable but I still liked it because I wanted just that ending for Opaline It was a good book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through Edelweiss for an honest review


  6. Suze Lavender Suze Lavender says:

    It’s the time of the First World War and Opaline wants to be useful She can do that through her creations She works for a famous Russian jewelry maker a protégé of Faberge He makes the most stunning pieces and she has the chance to learn a lot from him In a time of mourning people sometimes need something than sparkling beauty and Opaline is the one who can give it to them With her magic she can give the family of a deceased a last message from their loved one She needs a lock of hair and she makes stunning mourning jewelry with it offering the purchaser some much needed comfortOne of her customers brings Opaline surprisingly precious a lock of hair of a soldier named Jean Luc This soldier is different and Opaline doesn’t want to let him go so she keeps him near her heart They can communicate and they are there for each other when they need it the most Through Jean Luc’s messages Opaline finds the meaning of her life which is what she desperately needs when she has to make a hard but necessary decision about her future at a terrifying moment The Secret Language of Stones is a beautiful enchanting story I immediately loved Opaline She is modest and friendly and she has a wonderful kind heart I’m a big fan of gemstones and I loved reading MJ Rose’s colorful and detailed descriptions of the jewelry I could almost feel the magic which was absolutely spellbinding Opaline isn’t happy with her power and feels she has a certain responsibility She’s using it for good and that was amazing to see I loved the connection with Jean Luc Opaline can feel him and she cherishes the time they have together She has to make a choice between the dead and the living though and that isn’t easy It was interesting to read about her inner battles and to see her grow She shines and her brightness is stunning just like the gemstones she uses which is an analogy I liked very muchThe Secret Language of Stones has many emotional layers There’s inner turmoil true love finding independence acceptance grief spirit and much The storyline consists of many intriguing threads and they all come together in a brilliant ending There’s an impressive final battle and the finale is both nerve wracking and sweet It’s exactly the sort of ending that makes an already great story magnificent MJ Rose has a fantastic expressive writing style I loved the charming and seductive parts of the story just as much as the captivating and sometimes adorable scenes about true love I love it when I’m so focused on a story that I stop noticing everything that happens around me and The Secret Language of Stones is one of those rare compelling entrancing novels that can easily keep my attention for hours If you like stories about strong women with a rich history of talent and potential you should definitely read The Secret Language of Stones I really enjoyed reading this fabulous and fascinating story


  7. Pamela Pamela says:

    Political intrigue thrown in with magic and a paranormal romanceM J Rose does a great job with character development and describing the settings I felt like I was there in war torn Paris The emotions that Opaline and Jean Luc are going through are filled with pain and longingThe pacing is pretty good although there were times I felt it was a bit repetitive My first time reading this author but I would certainly read Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review


  8. Terri Wino Terri Wino says:

    35 starsI didn't enjoy this uite as much as The Witch of Painted Sorrows but it was still a solid entry into the seriesI found Opaline's work with jewelry and stones fascinating because I have always loved gemstones and the mysticism associated with themFor me this book definitely leaned on the historical fiction side than a romantic story and I'm okay with thatIt's not really necessary to read the first book in this series but I highly recommend that you do simply because it was such a good story at least for me and you will appreciate Opaline's history much if you do


  9. Claudia Claudia says:

    This book is the second in the Daughters of La Lune series What I really like about this author is that while the books are part of a series you can still read them as stand alone books the same worked for her other series about reincarnation The book has an ending and the story is resolved so no cliffhanger here but it also talks about events from the first book It's easy to follow the story even if you didn't read the first book I have to say that I enjoyed this book than the first one which was just a little bit too dark for me This book is less gothic novel and ghost story As with all of the author's books it is filled with interesting details about magic here the magic of stones It is well written and flows nicely I enjoyed reading about Paris during the first world war and how it affected everyone from women to soldiers to men who came home from the front Another interesting historical bit was the part about the czar and his family While the first book was about Sandrine this book is about her daughter Opaline who I liked much better as a character I wonder who will be the main character in the next book probably Opaline's daughter? It would make sense and it would allow to write about another interesting eraCopy provided through NetGalley


  10. Sheila Goicea Sheila Goicea says:

    Review for book 1 in series The Witch of Painted SorrowsSee this full review on my blog along with others at shesgoingbookcrazycom We see what we want to see when we look at someone Like a diamond before it has been cut We can guess at its brilliance but can't see the faults until the stone has been cut and polished Only then can we glimpse inside and see the occlusions and clarity  At the turn of the century the world finds itself in the midst of crisis Nations are at war Monarchs overthrown and countries in shambles Despite the tragedy surrounding France Opaline Duplessi follows in her mother's footsteps to return to the romantic Parisian cityEmployed by a Russian jeweler Opaline learns to hone her skills with manipulating gems into Talisman to honor dead soldiers from the war Doing so unlocks her ability of lithomancy a form of divination with stones and she is able to pass messages from the deceased to their loved onesOne day a woman visits Opaline in the shop to make a Talisman to commemorate her late son While experimenting with the project Opaline comes in contact with the son's spirit who has a message for her Opaline remained rather incredulous with this contact yet couldn't part from the mysterious incorporeal voice She takes the soldier's memento and talisman of her own to remain in contact with the man withinAs politics sway war wages and strife strickens Opaline begins to remember the beauty around her and a love that can permeate all boundaries I can't even handle how beautiful MJ Rose's prose are Seriously she has absolutely amazing talent in writing Once again she drowns her reader in artistic writing atmosphere and subject Despite the instances of paranormal eroticism I really enjoyed this story Opaline Duplessi is much tolerable than her mother Sandrine from The Witch of Painted Sorrows She has her moments where denial of her abilities and connection with the spirit of Jean Luc are excruciatingly obvious In my mind I think it's hard to believe that the daughter of a known witch could deny such experiences Opaline confesses that she doesn't want her abilities Unfortunate for her not wanting them doesn't make them go awayDespite her disinterest to connect with her magical lineage Opaline finds that in order to control her abilities she needs to do just that The ironic thing is that for how much she doesn't want to communicate with these spirits of deceased soldiers she almost immediately falls for John Luc She desires to hold him near even though she has been involved with another living man She ruminates on the fact that he is stuck on earth for some reason but doesn't really contemplate helping him pass on Clearly selfishness has embedded itself deep into the genes of the daughters of La Lune Her insta love although it is basically only lust here for John Luc is distracting and based on little to no grounds  This is the miracle of art to me; why we must preserve and protect it The artist alone can take the grotesue and make it beautiful Can take the confusing and explain it The individuality of each one of use who creates must be protected and encouraged For only in art do we learn who we are and of what we are made As the plot progresses the reader gets to learn about John Luc through a series of letters he published in the local newspaper when he was off to fight in the war Previously he had been a journalist who wrote weekly columns on art and it's importance When he was sent to fight he changed paces and began a column featuring love letters to an unknown woman These letters intertwine romance and art and gave the reader a glimpse into the intellectual man behind the smoke I thought this was a very creative way for the author to portray his character and allow the reader to become attached to him rather than simply believing Opaline's attachment was for than justlustThis is a tale that challenges the reader to focus on the grim but to find joy and beauty from it There is a lot that happens in this story but I don't want to discuss them because I feel it would give too much away If you are one who enjoys atmospheric and magical plots this one may be for you This might be one of those guilty pleasure series for me I love the art intertwined into all of it just not the erotica parts Vulgarity I believe there is someSexual content Yes although not nearly as much as The Witch of Painted Sorrows This is an eroticaViolence Little to none There is some discussion on disfigurement of soldiers from the war 4 stars


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