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Lucinda Riley is an Irish author of historical and general fiction novels. She writes the Seven Sisters series – the television rights for which were purchased by producer Raffaella De Laurentiis. Lucinda was born in Ireland, but travelled a lot during her childhood – a lot of which was to the Far East to see her father. She ended up moving to London to work as an actress in film, theatre and television. Lucinda is married with four children and splits her time between Norfolk, England and the South of France.

Lucinda Riley began her writing career writing as Lucinda Edmonds (her maiden name), beginning in 1992 until 2000. In 2010, she published her first novel as Lucinda Riley, which was Hothouse Flower (or The Orchid House). Below is a list of Lucinda Riley’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Seven Sisters Books

The Seven Sisters(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Storm Sister(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Sister(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pearl Sister(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon Sister(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Lovers and Players(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hidden Beauty(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enchanted(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Quite an Angel(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aria(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Losing You(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playing with Fire(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love Letter / Seeing Double(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hothouse Flower(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl on the Cliff(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Light Behind The Window(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Rose(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Italian Girl(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angel Tree(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Olive Tree(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: All standalone titles written between 1992 and 2000 were written as Lucinda Edmonds. Hothouse Flower is also titled The Orchid House. The Light Behind The Window is also known as The Lavender Garden. The Olive Tree was also published as Helena’s Secret. Seeing Double is also known as The Love Letter.

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Lucinda Riley Synopsis: Hothouse Flower, also published as The Orchid House, is a standalone novel by Lucinda Riley. The novel goes from the 1930s to the present day, from the Wharton Park estate in England to Thailand. It tells the tale of a concert pianist and the aristocratic Crawford family, whose shocking secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences. As a child, concert pianist Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park, the grand estate reminiscent of Downton Abbey where her grandfather tended exotic orchids. Years later, while struggling with overwhelming grief over the death of her husband and young child, she returns to this tranquil place. There she reunites with Kit Crawford, heir to the estate and her possible salvation. When they discover an old diary, Julia seeks out her grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed the estate. Their search takes them back to the 1940s when Harry, a former heir to Wharton Park, married his young society bride, Olivia, on the eve of World War II. When the two lovers are cruelly separated, the impact will be felt for generations to come.

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