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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley

The Girl on the Cliff  was an ARC.  It will be available in the Kindle addition on Amazon as of Oct. 27.  (Since I'm just now getting around to posting this, I realize that is today!)  The copy I received is a paper back.

Product description:  Why has a secret from 1914 caused a century of heartache?Troubled by recent loss, Grania Ryan has returned to Ireland and the arms of her loving family. And it is here, on a cliff edge, that she first meets a young girl, Aurora, who will profoundly change her life. Mysteriously drawn to Aurora, Grania discovers that the histories of their families are strangely and deeply entwined . . .From a bittersweet romance in wartime London to a troubled relationship in contemporary New York, from devotion to a foundling child to forgotten memories of a lost brother, the Ryans and the Lisles, past and present, have been entangled for a century. Ultimately, it will be Aurora whose intuition and remarkable spirit help break the spell and unlock the chains of the past.Haunting, uplifting and deeply moving, Aurora's story tells of the triumph of hope over loss.

It really wasn't my kind of book; although there were many parts that kept me interested,  I had a critical voice in my head throughout.  The secret that goes back to 1914 isn't revealed until almost the end of the book.  

The voice at the beginning was my first problem.  Then each time I felt myself sort of entering into the story, something would throw me off.  The conclusion bothered me as well.

Other Opinions:  The Book Jotter (she loved it), Curtis Brown (loved it),

Just so you know that my opinion is always questionable, the two reviews I found were overwhelmingly positive.  What about you?  Have you read it?

Fiction.  Romance?  2011.  560 pages.


  1. I have seen a couple of reviews of this and was curious, but I am not sure if I would be interested...

  2. Although I didn't really get into it, others seem to like it a lot. That's the way it goes.