The Orchid House
Format: Paperback, eBook
Published: 14th February 2012
Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title Hothouse Flower
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 …
Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered
Grazia Magazine, UK
I cannot say enough about how lovely this book is to read. Utterly beautiful! Completely satisfying!
History and Women
The Orchid House is one of the best books I have read in a long time … it will be one of the books that are the greats.