It is said that anyone who comes to stay at 'Pandora' for the first time will fall in love ...It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father...When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed ...The number one international bestseller
A stunning new contemporary novel from the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author
Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland, and after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four. Her novel Hothouse Flower (also called The Orchid House) was selected by the UK's Richard and Judy Book Club in 2011 and has been translated into thirty-two languages and sold over seven million copies worldwide. She is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author. Lucinda's novels include The Midnight Rose and The Light Behind The Window as well as the The Seven Sisters series, a seven-book series telling the story of adopted sisters and based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation. Book 1, The Seven Sisters, and Book 2, The Storm Sister, have been top five bestsellers in four European countries. To read more about The Seven Sisters series, please visit www.thesevensistersseries.com Concurrently, she is rewriting and releasing a number of books originally published when writing under her maiden name of Lucinda Edmonds, including The Italian Girl and The Angel Tree, as well as a contemporary novel The Olive Tree. Lucinda lives with her husband and four children on the North Norfolk coast in England and in the South of France.