Falling for The Girl on the Cliff

The Beauty of Books

There is one reason that Lucinda Riley, author of The Girl on the Cliff, is an international bestseller.  She writes incredible stories that curl up around your heart and settle down for a stay.  I guess you could say that I fell for The Girl on the Cliff.

The narrator begins the book with an introduction of sorts stating, “I am I.”  Such a simple statement of fact, it leads to a beautifully written exploration of the need we feel to know unconditional love and understand the past.  The narrator continues, “And I think that my story — the story of me and my family, which began almost a hundred years before I was born — is an interesting one.

“I know everyone thinks that about their story too.  And it’s true.  Every human being has a fascinating existence, with a big cast of good and evil characters…

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