The Italian Girl – Lucinda Riley (Review)

A couple of years back while sauntering through an old used bookstore in Chicago, I stumbled upon an author I had never heard of  – Lucinda Riley. And the book was The Orchid House. I enjoyed it and over the past few years, have tried to read as many of her works. She writes in a genre I […]


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