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The Orchid House - Lucinda Riley
The Orchid House
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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... show more
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 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781451655780 (1451655789)
ASIN: 1451655789
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 449
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Die Geschichte um Wharton Park
Julia hat einen schweren Schicksalsschlag zu verkraften und flüchtet in ein erbärmliches Cottage in der Nähe des Herrenhauses Wharton Park. Hier hat sie ihre Kindheit verbracht, ist dem Großvater bei der Orchideenzucht zur Hand gegangen und schon damals hat sie eine behagliche Verbindung zu dem Anwe...
LeseBlick
LeseBlick rated it
5.0 Ein tolles 2. Mal
Inhaltsangabe Jedes Haus hat sein Geheimnis. Und jede Liebe ihren Preis Als junges Mädchen verbrachte Julia Forrester jede freie Minute bei ihrem Großvater, einem bekannten Orchideenzüchter, im Gewächshaus von Wharton Park. Nach einem schweren Schicksalsschlag führt der Zufall Julia Jahre später noc...
Mikka liest das Leben
Mikka liest das Leben rated it
4.0 Drei Frauen, drei Generationen und ein großes Familiengeheimnis
"Das Orchideenhaus" war mein erstes Buch von Lucinda Riley, aber sicher nicht mein letztes! Ich liebe epische Familiengeschichten, in denen alte Geheimnisse aufgedeckt werden, und die Autorin haucht diesem häufig verwendeten Grundthema mit großartigen Charakteren und originellen Wendungen echtes Leb...
Rowan - Ombre Angeliche
Rowan - Ombre Angeliche rated it
3.0
Solitamente non leggo romanzi d'amore, anzi, a dirla tutta credo che Il giardino degli incontri segreti sia il primo vero e proprio libro del genere che entra a far parte della mia libreria. Sarà l'estate? La gravidanza, gli ormoni? Non importa, qualunque sia il motivo che mi ha spinta a leggerlo, n...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it
5.0 The Orchid House
What better way to heal from a tragedy than to go back to a time and a place when life was good. Julia had lost her husband and her son in a tragic accident in France and decided to return to England to begin healing and to begin re-acquainting herself with her family. Julia was having a diffic...
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