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  • Published: 28 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141961392
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

Hothouse Flower

A continent- and generation-spanning love story and a tear-jerking epic

Note to readers: Outside of the UK, this book is published under the title The Orchid House

A heart-rending page turner which sweeps from war-torn Europe to Thailand and back again . . .

As a child Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers.

So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recently inherited by charismatic Kit Crawford, the estate is undergoing renovation. This leads to the discovery of an old diary, prompting the pair to seek out Julia's grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park.

Julia is taken back to the 1940s where the fortunes of young couple Olivia and Harry Crawford will have terrible consequences on generations to come. For as war breaks out Olivia and Harry are cruelly separated . . .

  • Published: 28 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141961392
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

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Praise for Hothouse Flower

Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered


Romantic, revealing and rich in heart-rending emotion and atmospheric detail . . . could well be the pick of Richard and Judy's spring bunch

Lancashire Post

This romance novel conjures up the past in an imaginative way

Star Magazine

A great story, full of atmosphere


Praise for Lucinda Riley


Thoroughly addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart

Dinah Jefferies

Absolutely impossible to put down

Tracy Rees

A brilliant page-turner just soaked in glamour and romance

Daily Mail

One of the strongest authors in this genre . . . excellent historical detail, heart-wrenching romance, and an engaging mystery

The Historical Novel Society

An absolutely fantastic storyteller

Katherine Webb

Brilliant escapism


Delicious reading

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