With a rich plot linking family and diamond mining in South Africa, this novel will intrigue both adults and young adults. Evy Varley, orphaned in the Zulu War of 1878, is given a home by her aunt and uncle at a rectory in Grimston Way, England. Sir Rogan Chantry interrupts an already difficult situation for Evy by making disturbing accusations surrounding the Kimberly Black Diamond. In sharing his findings, Sir Rogan seeks Evy’s assistance in digging further into the matter by questioning her sickly aunt. Possibly hidden facts about her birth family in Africa are mentioned. Evy must rely on her wits to clear her mother’s name. This is a well-written inspirational novel that entertains with suspense, danger and romance. Readers will definitely look for the second book in the East of the Sun Trilogy.