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The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley

Label
The orchid house : a novel
Title
The orchid house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lucinda Riley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
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Summary
"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 thetwo 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"--
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Tone
Writing style
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10030924
Cataloging source
DLC
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Riley, Lucinda
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6055.D63
LC item number
H68 2012
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women pianists
  • Family secrets
  • Country homes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Thailand
Target audience
adult
Label
The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The hothouse flower. London : Penguin Books, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 449 pages
Isbn
9781451655780
Lccn
2011048271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 741542579
  • (OCoLC)741542579
Label
The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley
Publication
Note
Originally published: The hothouse flower. London : Penguin Books, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Atria paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 449 pages
Isbn
9781451655780
Lccn
2011048271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 741542579
  • (OCoLC)741542579

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
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      37.377573 -76.770995
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