Masson, Sophie. The Hand of Glory
Divergence: 1792 CE
What if: The Jacobin takeover didn't happen and the peaceful reformation of French government was allowed to continue. Subsequently, France estblished colonies on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia.
Summary: A young English woman travels to the goldfields of Australia in the 1850s to find her missing brother, and finds that a French diplomat has also disappeared in the area and a secret organization claims credit.
Published: Hodder Headline Australia 2002 (0733614434).