Cover of: The orchid house by Lucinda Riley

The orchid house

a novel

First Atria paperback edition.

Published by Atria Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"For fans of The House at Riverton and Rebecca--a debut spanning from the 1930s to the present day, from a magnificent estate in war-torn England to Thailand, this sweeping novel tells the tale of a concert pianist, Julia, and the prominent Crawford family whose shocking secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences for generations to come. As a child Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park, the great house where her grandfather tended exotic orchids. Years later, while struggling with overwhelming grief over the death of her husband and young child, she returns to the tranquility of the estate. There she reunites with Kit Crawford, heir to the estate and her possible salvation. When they discover an old diary, Julia seeks out her grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park. Their search takes them back to the 1930s when a former heir to Wharton Park married his young society bride on the eve of World War II. When the two lovers are cruelly separated, the impact will be felt on generations to come. Lucinda Riley skillfully sweeps her readers between the magical world of Wharton Park and Thailand during World War II with irresistible and atmospheric storytelling. Filled with twists and turns, passions and lies, and ultimately redemption, The Orchid House is a romantic, poignant novel that became an instant bestseller in the UK and Germany"--

Edition Notes

Originally published: The hothouse flower. London : Penguin Books, 2011.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 823/.914
Library of Congress PR6055.D63 H68 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination pages cm

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25150367M
Internet Archive orchidhousenovel00rile
ISBN 13 9781451655780
LC Control Number 2011048271

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