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The Resource The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley, (electronic resource)

The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley, (electronic resource)

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
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
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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"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10030924
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6AAC2520-C52A-4876-BFBE-732E5AFE9A11
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn893101935
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451655803
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00573360
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6AAC2520-C52A-4876-BFBE-732E5AFE9A11
System control number
(OCoLC)893101935
Label
The orchid house : a novel, Lucinda Riley, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6AAC2520-C52A-4876-BFBE-732E5AFE9A11
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn893101935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451655803
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00573360
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6AAC2520-C52A-4876-BFBE-732E5AFE9A11
System control number
(OCoLC)893101935

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