The Midnight Rose

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Large Print Distribution, Jun 11, 2014 - Fiction
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Spanning four generations, "The Midnight Rose" sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a remarkable girl, Anahita Chaval, from 1911 to the present day . . .
In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impov-erished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of Indian royalty. As the princess's official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of WorldWar I. There, she meets young Donald Astbury--reluctant heir to the magnifi-cent, remote Astbury Estate--and his scheming mother.
Ninety years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. But when her turbulent relationship with her equally famous boyfriend takes an unexpected turn, she's relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to a distant cor-ner of the English countryside. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahita's great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family's past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .
A multilayered, heartbreaking tale filled with unforgettable characters caught in the sweep of history, "The Midnight Rose" is Lucinda Riley at her most captivating and unforgettable.

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I'm tempted to call it a twisted ending. - Goodreads
It's a feat of writing and all of over 600 pages long. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

This is a long sweeping novel that spans four generations. It travels from 1911 India to present day England. It starts on Anahita's 100th birthday where she gives her eldest great grandson, Ari the ... Read full review

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This is my third Lucinda Riley novel and, once again, she does an admirable job of setting the scene and the historical period. Riley clearly enjoys writing about snippets of English history that are ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Lucinda Riley is the internationally bestselling author of "The Orchid House" (published as "Hothouse Flower "in the UK, more than 2 million copies sold worldwide); "The Girl on the Cliff" (an instant "New York Times" bestseller), and "The Lavender Garden" (published as "The Light Behind the Window" in the UK). Her fourth novel, "The Midnight Rose", will be published around the world in early 2014. Her novels have been translated into twenty-two languages and published in thirty-six countries. Born in Ireland, she lives with her husband and four children in the English countryside and in the South of France.

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