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Ein Haus an den Klippen. Eine schicksalhafte Liebe. Ein Mädchen auf der Suche nach seiner Mutter. Mit gebrochenem Herzen sucht die Bildhauerin Grania Ryan zuflucht in ihrer irischen Heimat. Bei einem Spaziergang an der Steilküste von Dunworley Bay wird Grania jäh aus ihren trüben Gedanken gerissen. Am Rande der Klippen steht ein Mädchen, barfuß und nur mit einem Nachthemd ...more
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Published 2012 by Wilhelm-Goldmann-Verlag (first published 2011)
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TL
Jul 06, 2015 TL rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to TL by: don't remember
Shelves: favorites
“I believe that our lives, just like fairy tales - the stories that have been written by us humans, through our own experiences of living - will always have a Hero and a Heroine, a Fairy Godmother and a Wicked Witch.”

A lovely beautiful story with haunting and ethereal tones to it. Grania and Aurora meet by chance on the cliffs and from there unfolds a friendship and connection she didn't expect. She soon learns their families histories are more tangled than either her or Aurora knew.

There are tw
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Sandra
Jul 28, 2012 Sandra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I cannot really share all the excitement of the other reviews. It's not like I didn't like the book. I just think it was overly dramatic at times, tended to be a little too unrealistic sometimes and was just very sentimental. Moreover I think that the character of Aurora was just completely unauthentic, I could not connect to her at all. Even though she was supposed to be an 'old soul', her thoughts were way to mature, with the author desperately trying to make her sound like a child.

At times,
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Marcia Killingsworth
Mar 30, 2013 Marcia Killingsworth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE.
Recommended to Marcia by: Goodreads
This is an unforgivably, irredeemably rotten book. "The Girl on the Cliff" is set in Ireland and weaves together both contemporary and historical plot-lines.

The best use of this book is as a drinking game; it is otherwise useless. Truly.

The game: Take a drink every time an American character says "real" instead of "really," and another when an Irish character calls someone "pet." And chug the contents of your glass for the countless malapropisms, e.g. emotions that go *up and down, like a pendu
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Carolyn Hill
Two and a half stars, rounded up. I was attracted to this book by elements I typically can't resist - a setting on the coast of Ireland, multiple time frames from the present back to WWI and decades between, two families intricately linked through the generations, an old estate home on a cliff above the sea and another mansion in London, and a bit of a Gothic flavor with mysterious orphaned children, suicide, and hints of ghosts. This definitely falls in the Kate Morton vein of what I call new G ...more
Charlie Brown
Aug 19, 2013 Charlie Brown rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was appalled by this book and cannot believe it was published by Penguin.

Luckily I only paid 20p for it at a carboot sale but to be honest I even begrudge paying that.

Some possible spoilers below - but they illustrate just some of the reasons why I found this book so dreadful...

There is a complete lack of cohesion between the multitude of storylines; one is meant to be told through a series of letters, which the heroine is given to read, but is delivered through a hefty piece of narrative wit
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Elphaba J
Jul 10, 2012 Elphaba J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Menina na Falésia é uma história maravilhosa. Adaptada a públicos variados, devido à singularidade e mestria do seu texto, esta narrativa chega a ser encantatória envolvendo totalmente o leitor nos conflitos e amores que tomaram conta de várias gerações entre duas famílias destinadas a estar unidas.

Existe na memória uma força poderosa que faz crescer o medo e, mesmo que essa memória seja tão antiga como os erros e as paixões que dominam estas personagens, é imprescindível aprofunda-la, conhece
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Anne
Nov 25, 2011 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Girl on the Cliff published by Penguin ticks all of my favourites in a book. It's a story told in a dual time narrative, it's a story of family relationships, it's a romance and at times it's a tragedy. With almost 450 pages in the paperback edition, it's a hefty read but I found myself flying through it.
There are three main female characters; Aurora - the Girl on the Cliff; Grania - the modern-day heroine and Mary, who was Grania's Great-Grandmother.
Grania has fled her life in New York af
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Anna
Rating: 4.5 stars

This book has a real ethereal quality to it. Aurora, the girl on the cliff, and Grania, back in Ireland after ten years away, are drawn together through grief and circumstance, and in doing so, the past lives of the Lisles (Aurora’s family) and the Ryans (Grania’s family) are brought back to the fore.

The families entangled histories, which resulted in a bitter feud, started 100 years earlier when Mary began working as a parlour maid for the wealthy Lisles. Baby Anna is entrusted
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Teresa
Jun 18, 2012 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-irlanda, e4
Foi com imenso prazer que convivi, ao longo de 500 páginas, com as famílias Ryan e Lisle. Durante um período de cerca de cem anos, desfilam personagens cujas vidas, boas e más, me enterneceram e me deixaram com saudades após virar a última página.
Peggy
Dec 04, 2013 Peggy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dual-timeline
The only times I've given a 1 star rating was when I disliked a book so much I didn't even finish it. Given that I only finished this one for a challenge and would for sure have abandonded it otherwise, I think I can make an exception. Ah, maybe I should give it 1.5, because I could have stopped reading and didn't. I was just so interested to know what bizarre thing the author would come up with next!

Boy, was this bad, the present-day story at least. For a while I reasoned the storyline set in
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Filipa
Jun 18, 2012 Filipa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucinda Riley conseguiu engendrar uma trama tão simples como complexa que me manteve cativa até ao fim!

É uma história tão mas tão bonita. . . contada por uma pessoa muito especial. . . que ensina o que é o verdadeiro amor, que o amor tem várias formas, que a vida é curta e que não nos adianta ver o lado negativo das coisas mas o lado positivo e a esperança. . . porque temos muito pouco tempo por cá. . . são umas férias, como se costuma dizer. . .

É a história de duas famílias desde há cem anos,
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Mermaid Undine
Aug 12, 2012 Mermaid Undine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
oh god I don't know why I'm still reading this , oh yeah the library doesn't open until tuesday.

aurora is annoying, swings from being immature and needy to manipulative. i was rather hoping her father would turn out to be a vampire (pale, grey, skeletal - surely a vampire?) nope just dying and not man enough to tell anyone denying them a chance to come to terms with whats happening.grania/matt/charley just a huge cliche, one of those ones that if they just sat down and talked to each other like
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Neide Parafitas
Apr 30, 2012 Neide Parafitas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-2012, own
Absolutamente Maravilhoso este livro!!!!

Com um leque de personagens fascinantes, foi um livro que me transmitiu imensos sentimentos, desde a revolta, até ao grande poder do amor!

ADOREI!!!! :)
Joanne D'arcy
Oct 22, 2011 Joanne D'arcy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucinda Riley’s first book Hothouse Flower was excellent, her second surpasses that; something which many authors struggle to do.

This is a book where its core theme is love both with the present story and the past story which is told to us by Aurora the girl on the cliff. Aurora opens the story telling us as a readers she is going to tell her story, that of the past and the present and the intervening years and she is going to tell it despite unhappy occurrences and struggles of her many relativ
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Carla
Jan 06, 2013 Carla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A minha nota vai para a história, que adorei, porque se formos pela tradução fiquei bastante descontente. Além da repetição de certas palavras ou expressões até à exaustão, não gostei da forma como foi traduzido o sotaque dos locais de uma determinada região da Irlanda. Ficou a parecer alentejano e não acrescentou nada à história.
Mafi
Apr 24, 2012 Mafi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As primeiras 5 estrelas de 2013, estão dadas.

Opinião completa aqui:
http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Dunworley Bay, West Cork, Ireland, London, parlor maids, orphans, a character with a sixth sense, castles, crashing waves, a family legacy, letters, and secrets....what else could you ask for?

All this and more is wrapped up in THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF. This book takes you away to the magic of life in 1914 in castles, normal households, and into the life of a family that leaves a legacy and many secrets for current-day folks to discover and secrets that reveal the family's history and who Anna real
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Teresa
Dec 04, 2011 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Girl on the Cliff has all the elements which usually enchant me in a novel – dual time frame, a variety of interesting locations and characters and a hint of romance. Indeed, the author has packed a lot into this novel – World War I and II, contemporary Ireland and New York, a large cast of characters from a variety of social backgrounds.

In our contemporary story, Grania Ryan has fled her bohemian life (and partner, Matt) in New York following the traumatic experience of a miscarriage. She h
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Bee
Once again I find myself a 1-star girl in a sea of (mostly) 5-star reviews.

Where to begin?

I could maybe forgive the stilted dialogue -- especially when Ms. Riley portrayed young, modern American characters -- and perhaps forgive the blindingly obvious manipulations of Charley. Less forgivable were the Hallmark Channel smarmy/absurd story line (full of convenient coincidences), what an irritating, creepy kid Aurora was (couldn't stand her myself), the childish relationship between Matt and Grania
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Leah
I must admit, The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley, isn’t necessarily a book I’ve been looking forward to; until I received it for review, I didn’t even know it was coming out. When my copy came, I wasn’t necessarily sure I’d read it; I’m not a historical fan in general, however sometimes it’s nice to take a chance on a book you wouldn’t ordinarily look twice at. Mostly, though, I just thought Aurora sounding enchanting and I was rather desperate to know exactly why the Ryans and Lisles were s ...more
Estefânia Botelho
Razões da escolha do livro: Oferta da editora Asa! A sinopse pareceu-me muito interessante e a capa do livro é muito apelativa.
Proveniência: A minha biblioteca.
A minha Opinião:
Ter a oportunidade de ler este livro foi fenomenal!
Em primeiro lugar, tem um cenário diferente dos livros que estamos habituados: grande parte da narrativa decorre na Irlanda, que pelas descrições do livro, parece ser um país fascinante. A história também tem lugar em Londres e Nova Iorque.
É um livro que descreve gerações
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Darcy
May 29, 2013 Darcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first novel I’ve read by Lucinda Riley and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The mysterious atmosphere of the Irish coast, the interplay between past and present, and the slowly unfolding connections between the characters was intriguing.

Multi-generational stories, where the existence of one character (or characters) is shown to reflect or be intertwined with those of past generations are popular right now and think Riley does justice to the genre.

A lot of times I get to the last 50 or so p
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Paula pccst
Jul 12, 2012 Paula pccst rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Iniciei a leitura d'"A Menina na Falésia" com altas expectativas, depois de várias opiniões positivas de outros leitores e agora terminado, sou mais uma leitora que reforça o quão agradável é este livro.
"A Menina na Falésia" é narrada pela pequena Aurora Lisle, uma menina que perdeu recentemente a sua mãe, e é através dela que nos é apresentada a história de duas famílias que vêm as suas vidas ligadas desde há muitos anos até aos dias de hoje.
Neste livro temos assim duas personagens principais
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Claudia
Sep 05, 2012 Claudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O que dizer deste livro? Sem sombra de dúvida um dos melhores que li nos últimos tempos e só espero que a autora continue a ser editada cá por Portugal. A escrita irlandesa encanta-me, adoraria conhecer aquele país e de fato, este é um livro que nos transporta para as bonitas paisagens irlandesas, onde um toque de magia e de misticismo nos envolvem no decorrer da leitura. Durante a leitura do livro estive sempre com um «pé atrás» em relação a Aurora, ali «havia gato» e como não podia ser, o fina ...more
Vanessa
Jan 21, 2016 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alegria, tristeza, riso, lágrimas...tudo isto em mais ou menos 520 páginas. A autora de forma brilhante não deixa detalhes escaparem, não passa a frente,encerra os assuntos.

Este é daqueles que guardamos no cantinho especial e deixa saudades.

Obrigada pela excelente sugestão, Maria João (Blog: A Biblioteca da João) ♡
Diana Barbosa
Jun 09, 2012 Diana Barbosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-de-2012
Adorei adorei adorei!

As personagens conquistam o leitor e os mistérios das famílias Lisle e Ryan deixam o leitor embrenhado na leitura.

Crítica no Refúgio dos Livros:

http://refugio-dos-livros.blogspot.pt...
Books'N'Tracks
Nov 27, 2015 Books'N'Tracks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liebe Lucinda Riley, wie konntest du mir das antun?
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Valentine Pumpkins
http://merlin-brocoli.blogspot.fr/201...

Avec ce roman, on peut dire que 2016 commence bien côté lecture ! C'est le deuxième livre que j'ai lu en janvier (le premier, c'était la suite de In The After, je vous en reparlerai bientôt) et il s'agit déjà d'un coup de cœur. Voilà, comme ça vous êtes prévenus ! En passant, vous pouvez aussi admirer le magnifique coup de griffe de Disco (une espèce de gros chat poilu, bedonnant et maladroit) sur la couverture. Il a été privé de croquettes une bonne semai
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Nadjab
Aug 31, 2014 Nadjab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erste Sätze
Die Gestalt stand gefährlich nahe am Rand der Klippe. Der Wind blies ihr üppig langes rotes Haar hoch.


Klappentext
Ein Haus an den Klippen. Eine schicksalhafte Liebe. Ein Mädchen auf der Suche nach seiner Mutter
Mit gebrochenem Herzen sucht die Bildhauerin Grania Ryan Zuflucht in ihrer irischen Heimat. Bei einem Spaziergang an der Steilküste von Dunworley Bay wird Grania jäh aus ihren trüben Gedanken gerissen: Am Rande der Klippen steht ein Mädchen, barfuß und nur mit einem Nachthemd bek
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Eva Lucia
Also posted on Eva Lucias blog

Anmeldt for Forlaget Turbulenz

”Pigen på Klippen” er skrevet af Lucinda Riley. Hun har blandt andet også skrevet ”Orkideens Hemmelighed” og ”Lavendelhaven”. Fortællingen starter med den irske kvinde Grania, som er bosiddende i New York, og som efter et brud med sin kæreste, vender tilbage til sin fødeby, og derefter begynder historierne og de gamle familieintriger pludselig at udfolde sig i denne spændende roman.

Nogle gange stopper jeg op i min hæsblæsende og travle
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  • The Legacy
  • The House of the Wind
  • Lighthouse Bay
  • The Last Summer
  • The Last Camellia
  • The Cornish House
  • Jasmine Nights
  • Alma Rebelde
  • Die Schmetterlingsinsel
  • The Mermaid Garden
  • The Lost Hours
  • The Saffron Trail
  • The Wild Dark Flowers (Rutherford Park #2)
  • The Linen Queen
  • Der Himmel über Darjeeling
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Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland, and after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four. Hothouse Flower (also called The Orchid House) was selected by the UK’s Richard and Judy Book Club in 2011 and her novels have been translated into thirty-four languages and sold over eight million copies worldwide. She is a New York
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“I believe that our lives, just like fairy tales - the stories that have been written by us humans, through our own experiences of living - will always have a Hero and a Heroine, a Fairy Godmother and a Wicked Witch.” 25 likes
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