The Girl on the Cliff

The Girl on the Cliff
Troubled by a recent miscarriage, Grania Ryan leaves her loving boyfriend in New York and seeks solace at her family’s home in Ireland. Despite the soothing effects of her mother’s cooking, countless cups of tea, and long, contemplative walks along the coast, Grania still can’t imagine returning to her old life in America. When Grania meets a tiny, redheaded girl wandering the same stretch of rocky coastline, the two strike up an unusual friendship. The young girl turns out to be Aurora Lisle, an inhabitant of the mysterious Dunworley House and the youngest member of the oft-discussed Lisle family. As Grania’s relationship with the Lisle family grows stronger, she’s forced to make choices that will not only affect her time spent in Ireland but potentially the rest of her life. Riley, author of the best-selling The Orchid House (2012), has crafted a spellbinding family drama full of long-buried secrets and set against the wind-swept Irish coast. Riley’s authorial voice is lyrical yet driven, familiar to fans of Carol Cassella and Jodi Picoult. Tautly paced yet picturesque, The Girl on the Cliff is a compelling and romantic novel of recovery, redemption, new opportunities, and lost love. –Stephanie Turza

Review

“Tautly paced yet picturesque, The Girl on the Cliff is a compelling and romantic novel of recovery, redemption, new opportunities, and lost love.”

(Booklist (Starred Review))

The Girl on the Cliff firmly establishes Lucinda Riley as one of the most compelling and gifted storytellers working today.”

(The Paramus Post)

“Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered.”

(Grazia (UK))

About the Author:
Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland and wrote her first book aged 24. Her novel ‘The Orchid House’ (also called ‘Hothouse Flower’) was selected for the UK’s Richard and Judy Bookclub in 2011 and went on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide.
Her second novel, ‘Girl on the Cliff’ made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list in its first week and her latest book, ‘The Lavender Garden’ (also called ‘The Light Behind the Window’) topped the German bestseller list for eight weeks.
‘The Midnight Rose’ is to be published in most markets of the world in early 2014. Lucinda’s books are translated into 22 languages and published in 36 countries. She lives with her husband and four children on the North Norfolk coast in England and in the South of France.
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