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The Angel Tree
The Angel Tree

The Angel Tree


672 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781447288442

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Oct 2016)
Pan Books

Price: $14.95


A compelling mystery of family secrets and forgotten pasts from the author of The Seven Sisters

Thirty years have passed since Greta left Marchmont Hall, a grand and beautiful house nestled in the hills of rural Monmouthshire. But when she returns to the Hall for Christmas, at the invitation of her old friend David Marchmont, she has no recollection of her past association with it—the result of a tragic accident that has blanked out more than two decades of her life. Then, during a walk through the wintry landscape, she stumbles across a grave in the woods, and the weathered inscription on the headstone tells her that a little boy is buried here. The poignant discovery strikes a chord in Greta's mind and soon ignites a quest to rediscover her lost memories. With David's help, she begins to piece together the fragments of not only her own story, but that of her daughter, Cheska, who was the tragic victim of circumstances beyond her control. And, most definitely, not the angel she appeared to be. This book was first published as Not Quite an Angel under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten.


"Riley has written another intricately plotted, compelling family saga, which presents historical and cultural attitudes of the time and place in which her characters live. . . . The story is elegantly sculpted and rich with history . . . will please fans of romance as well as historical fiction lovers." —Library Journal

"Riley is a skilled storyteller of epic romances, intertwining established history with imagined backstories. An engrossing, sweeping tale . . . will appeal to fans of Kristin Hannah and Linda Gillard." —Booklist on The Seven Sisters

"A sweeping, poignant saga that will enthrall fans of The House at Riverton, Rebecca, and Downton Abbey." —Shelf Awareness on The Orchid House

"This page-turning, multigenerational sudser by best-selling Riley (The Storm Sister, 2016) will appeal to fans of Barbara Taylor Bradford and Penny Vincenzi." —Booklist

Author Biography

Lucinda Riley is the internationally bestselling author of such titles as The Orchid House, The Girl on the Cliff, The Lavender Garden, and The Seven Sisters. Her novels have sold over five million copies worldwide and are translated into 30 languages.