The Orchid House

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The Orchid House

By Lucinda Riley

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781451655780, 449pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

From beloved "New York Times" bestselling author Lucinda Riley, a sweeping, poignant saga that will enthrall fans of "The House at Riverton, Rebecca, "and "Downton Abbey " ("Shelf Awareness)."
Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, from the Wharton Park estate in England to Thailand, this sweeping novel tells the tale of a concert pianist and the aristocratic Crawford family, whose shocking secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences.
As a child, concert pianist Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park, the grand estate reminiscent of Downton Abbey 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 this tranquil place. 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 the estate. Their search takes them back to the 1940s when Harry, a former heir to Wharton Park, married his young society bride, Olivia, on the eve of World War II. When the two lovers are cruelly separated, the impact will be felt for generations to come.
This atmospheric story alternates between the magical world of Wharton Park and Thailand during World War II. Filled with twists and turns, passions and lies, and ultimately redemption, "The Orchid House" is a beautiful, romantic, and poignant novel.

About the Author
Lucinda Rileyis the" New York Times "bestselling author of"The Orchid House"", The Girl on the Cliff, The Lavender Garden, The Midnight Rose, "and "The Seven Sisters"". "Her books have sold more than five million copies in thirty languages She lives in London and the English countryside with her husband and four children. Visit her online at

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