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Hothouse Flower

By: Lucinda Riley
Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the bestselling Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley's Hothouse Flower is a moving story of love, heartbreak and, above all, hope.

Georgian mansion Wharton Park was a place of childhood solace for Julia Forrester, spending summers in the Norfolk countryside with her beloved grandfather. So after tragedy strikes, she finds herself seeking comfort at Wharton and the allure of its hothouse, once home to exotic flowers from all corners of the globe but now lying abandoned. There she meets the new owner, the charming and magnetic Kit Crawford, whose own past is shrouded in sadness and mystery.

Julia and Kit are drawn together when he finds an old diary and it is Julia’s grandmother who is able to finally shed light on Wharton Park’s past. Together they reveal a century’s worth of secrets and heartache that takes them back to war-torn Europe and leads Julia on a quest to the vibrant streets of Thailand. Will Julia and Kit be able to unearth the truth behind the fortunes and failures of the Crawford family?

*Note to listeners - outside the UK, this book is published under the title The Orchid House.

©2023 Lucinda Riley (P)2023 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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"Thoroughly addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart." (Dinah Jeffries, author of The Tea Planter's Wife)

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Another great read

Started off a bit slow but boy, loved every minute of it from then.
Loved the narrator too!

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A good read

Enjoy Lucinda’s books - she knows how to weave a story, bring characters to live and keep you hooked

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Another Lucinda classic

I could not “put this book down”!
I loved the story behind this book. A look back at history. This is a story of love lost, love found and a family history impacting todays family members. The reader was very easy to listen to.

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captivating

I was once again loathed to leave another Lucinda Riley story for just a moment.

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fair

I've enjoyed all of Lucinda's novels but found this one hard work. I could not feel a connection with Harry. he was too soppy

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Not her best work

I’m a huge Lucinder Riley reader. I’ve read every single one of her books and LOVE them so perhaps my review is harsh as I’m comparing it to her own work. I didn’t check the publication date of this one but it’s likely an earlier work of hers. It was mediocre compared to her other novels

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Absolutely brilliant

Another Lucinda Riley triumph she can really twist and weave a good story
Fantastic read

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Great listen

I really enjoyed this story and love how Lucinda flicks between generations as she does!

This was a nice read with once again some heart breaking decisions but nice little pearls here and there as well!!!

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A vivid and interesting story!

Loved this book! It felt like i was watching a movie!
Great intertwined story told across generations and countries. Beautifully performed!

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Easy to follow ❤️

Beautiful story easy to follow totally enjoyed this book about to find another just brilliant x

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