Search Results: "Lucinda Riley"


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THE LAVENDER GARDEN by Lucinda Riley
Released: June 11, 2013

"A value-for-money saga, solid but lifeless and missing a lavender garden."
It's time for privileged but uncertain Frenchwoman Emilie to find herself, but to do so, she must first fall impulsively in love, uncover her family's wartime history and come to grips with the neglected chateau she has inherited. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHID HOUSE by Lucinda Riley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A straightforward slab of ephemeral entertainment characterized by pedestrian but devoted storytelling."
An English country house connects the romantic destinies of several generations in a pleasantly undemanding double-decker debut. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF by Lucinda Riley
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"The weave of historical romance and mystery may be occasionally threadbare, but the overall thrust and likable characters should keep willing readers in their seats."
A mysterious child and a packet of letters unite two pairs of star-crossed lovers separated by nearly a century. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW SISTER by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Another pleasant jaunt down a genealogical rabbit hole."
Third in Riley's Seven Sisters series (The Storm Sister, 2016, etc.) about adopted daughters in search of their ancestry. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT ROSE by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Riley continues her run of solid, if earthbound, love stories, but this one derails close to its conclusion."
Stretching from Darjeeling, India, to Dartmoor, England, the latest romantic saga from a popular British novelist confidently blends multiple storylines, large helpings of tragedy, a fairy-tale villain and some startling plot twists. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN SISTERS by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Although the conceit of six sisters searching for their birth parents is certainly intriguing, one hopes the future books will achieve a better balance between past and present."
Launch of a projected series about six sisters who were adopted from all over the world by a mysterious Swiss tycoon. Read full book review >

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LADY MOSES by Lucinda Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A disappointing debut."
An overwritten and underpowered debut about a young woman of mixed race who predictably finds strength, wisdom, and compassion after surviving ordeals, major and minor, on three continents. Read full book review >

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I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2009

"A black comedy that could have been sharper and funnier."
Rosenfeld (Why She Went Home, 2004, etc.) subversively suggests that best-friendship is as complicated and co-dependent as the average romance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2009

"A surviving-middle-age story that artfully blends the intriguing world of natural science with the theater of human foibles."
Journalist Fleeson fashions a new life for herself at a Hawaiian botanical garden. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN EQUALITY by Lucinda Ebersole
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1997

"Engaging character sketches in the time-honored tradition of southern gothic, although the more contemporary conceit that binds them here is loose and ineffectual."
A would-be writer finds cancer instead of a publisher in New York; she goes back to Alabama to die, but storywriter and anthologist Ebersole (Mondo Barbie, 1993, etc.) keeps her character alive long enough to inject a few poignant anecdotes into this otherwise maudlin first novel. Read full book review >

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WHY SHE WENT HOME by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"What does it all mean? Hard to say. Dull prose and self-absorbed heroine are just plain irritating."
Whiny sequel to the kvetchy What She Saw . . . (2000). Read full book review >

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THE GILDED CAGE by Lucinda Gray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A fast-paced, satisfying historical novel with a gutsy heroine and an intriguing 19th-century mystery at its core. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Newfound family wealth draws a teenage Virginia farm girl into a murder mystery set in upper-crust England in the 1820s. Read full book review >