The Olive Tree (Paperback)
A fun read by one of my favorite authors filled with family secrets and tangled relationships set on the beautiful island of Cypress. Helena is left a sprawling property called Pandora by her late godfather, who she used to visit there as a young woman. Now married with a teenage son who wants to know who his real father is, a step daughter she barely knows, and a husband she is hiding her past from, Helena is trying to keep "Pandora's Box" from exploding wide open. -Sue— From Staff Picks
It has been 24 years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now-crumbling house, "Pandora," is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of 13, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father. When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed . . .
About the Author
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 more than five million copies worldwide and are translated into 30 languages.