The Orchid House by Jane Sheridan
'The Orchid House' is a stunning and unforgettable novel about the relationships of three friends, Ginny, Bella and Leila, and climatic developments in their personal lives that change everything. Ginny and David Sinclair, aware their marriage is now on the rocks, visit the moors of Devon to try to recapture the feelings of their earlier years. Instead of peace and resolution, extraordinary events take place where David rescues a young girl trapped in a fast-flowing river. Meanwhile Bella Boswell, back home in Sandwich in Kent, is trying to escape her tyrannical husband, Steve. Befriended by Ginny and by Ginny's friend Leila Mistry, a legal advocate for women, Bella at last finds the courage to speak out. However, no one could have foreseen the disastrous consequences to follow. Leila herself is faced with an unwanted arranged marriage, and is made to choose between her family and the man she loves.