The Girl on the Cliff

The Girl on the Cliff

By Lucinda Riley

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781451655827, 407pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012


From the author of the #1 international bestseller The Orchid House, the mesmerizing story of two Irish families entangled by a tragic past that seems destined to repeat itself

To escape a recent heartbreak in New York, Grania Ryan returns to her family home on the rugged, wind-swept coast of Ireland. Here, on the cliff edge in the middle of a storm, she meets a young girl, Aurora Lisle, who will profoundly change her life.

Despite the warnings Grania receives from her mother to be wary of the Lisle family, Aurora and Grania forge a close friendship. Through a trove of old family letters dating from 1914, Grania begins to learn just how deeply their families’ histories are entwined. The horrors of World War I, the fate of a beautiful foundling child, and the irresistible lure of the ballet give rise to a legacy of heartache that leaves its imprint on each new generation. Ultimately, it will be Aurora whose intuition and spirit may be able to unlock the chains of the past.

Sweeping from Edwardian England to present-day New York, from the majestic Irish coast to the crumbling splendor of a legendary London town house, The Girl on the Cliff introduces two remarkable women whose quest to understand their past sends them toward a future where love can triumph over loss.

About the Author
Lucinda Riley is 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

Praise For The Girl on the Cliff

"Tautly paced yet picturesque, The Girl on the Cliff is a compelling and romantic novel of recovery, redemption, new opportunities, and lost love."

"The Girl on the Cliff firmly establishes Lucinda Riley as one of the most compelling and gifted storytellers working today."

"Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered."