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The Midnight Rose (eBook)Lucinda Riley
Shortlisted for the Epic Novel award in the Romantic Novelists Association Books Awards 2014.
A lifelong passion. An endless search.
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 girl, Anahita Chavan, from 1911 to the present day . . .
In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impoverished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of rich Indian royalty. Becoming the princess's official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury - reluctant heir to the magnificent, remote Astbury Estate - and his scheming mother.
Eighty 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 the wilds of Dartmoor in England. 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 . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Another beautifully constructed novel from Lucinda Riley. She never fails to deliver a superb storyline which will keep you enthralled from the first page to the last. Wonderful.
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I loved this book and the fact that it was set at 2 different points in time and narrated the story from two different angles. The story rattled along and was very absorbing and interesting and well worth the read.... More