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 remarkable girl, Anahita Chaval, from 1911 to the present day . . .
In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impovÂerished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of Indian royalty. As the princessâs official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of WorldWar I. There, she meets young Donald Astburyâreluctant heir to the magnifiÂcent, remote Astbury Estateâand his scheming mother.
Ninety 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, sheâs relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to a distant corÂner of the English countryside. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahitaâs great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his familyâs past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .
A multilayered, heartbreaking tale filled with unforgettable characters caught in the sweep of history, The Midnight Rose is Lucinda Riley at her most captivating and unforgettable.
About: 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 remarkable girl, Anahita Chaval, from 1911 to the present day .
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