The Midnight Rose

Written by:
Lucinda Riley
Narrated by:
Aysha Kala

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2020
19 hours 31 minutes
From the author of the Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley, The Midnight Rose spans four generations and sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a girl, Anahita Chavan, from 1911 to the present day . . .

Read by Aysha Kala (The Appeal, The God of Small Things)

'A captivating read from Lucinda Riley. Ideal for a book club' – Daily Mail

A lifelong passion. An endless search.

At the height of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impoverished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of rich Indian royalty. Becoming the princess's official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to the magnificent, remote Astbury Estate – and his scheming mother.

Eighty 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, she's relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to the wilds of Dartmoor in England. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahita's great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family's past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .

Shortlisted for the Epic Romantic Novel of the Year in the Romantic Novelists' Association Books Awards
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Alla K.

very interesting book, I really enjoyed listening to it. Would totally recommend it.

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Yo S.

I did enjoy the plot and the description of most of the main characters. The story was entertaining and unexpected, and has a transporting quality. I did have issues with the writing--it's not a style issue, but sophistication issue. When I see a sentence about a pretty woman: "...and she smiled prettily." That's a bad writing. Some of the characters were one dimensional and too repetitive--and because of that some chapters were painful to go through. That said, the plot is very entertaining. The narrator was excellent.

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Lorna S.

loved this book Lucinda Riley has written some amazing novels, this one brought tears of sadness and joy to me. thank you

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Pamela Bolwell

Loved this story. Didn’t want it to end and now really ana go to India

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