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Forbidden Fruit [EPUB] ✷ Forbidden Fruit ✺ Erica Spindler – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In sultry New Orleans, any sin can be had for a price For Lily Pierron, a legendary madam, that price is her daughter, Hope Unaware of her family s shameful secrets, Glory St Germaine finds forbidden In sultry New Orleans, any sin can be had for a price For Lily Pierron, a legendary madam, that price is her daughter, Hope Unaware of her family s shameful secrets, Glory St Germaine finds forbidden love, with a man who knows all about them.

  • Paperback
  • 507 pages
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • Erica Spindler
  • English
  • 05 February 2018
  • 0778303357

About the Author: Erica Spindler

A New York Times and International bestselling author, Erica Spindler s skill for crafting engrossing plots and compelling characters has earned both critical praise and legions of fans Her stories have been lauded as thrill packed page turners, white knuckle rides and edge of your seat whodunits Erica loves meeting and interacting with her fans, both in person and online She has a wicked sense of humor, an optimistic spirit and loves coffee, chocolate and red wine, not necessarily in that orderIn her novel Bone Cold won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence A Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, she received a Kiss of Death Award for her novels Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run and was a four time RITA Award finalist In Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her novel Shocking Pink a Listen Up Award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of Erica lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband and two sons.



10 thoughts on “Forbidden Fruit

  1. Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا says:

    This is book was highly recommended by my cousin and when I mentioned on another account that I m finally starting, we decided to read it together The story is set in New Orleans, Louisiana Since 1917 the Pierron women have been born beautiful and cheap as in they are whores In 1959, Hope decides this life of darkness isn t for her, so she leaves her mother and her girls behind to become eight years later a lady of society married to Philip St Germaine, everything she has been relying on This is book was highly recommended by my cousin and when I mentioned on another account that I m finally starting, we decided to read it together The story is set in New Orleans, Louisiana Since 1917 the Pierron women have been born beautiful and cheap as in they are whores In 1959, Hope decides this life of darkness isn t for her, so she leaves her mother and her girls behind to become eight years later a lady of society married to Philip St Germaine, everything she has been relying on to change her fate comes crashing in 1967 when she gives birth to a beautiful baby girl that looks exactly like all the women in her family The girl s name is Glory and as much as her father loves her, Hope can t stand seeing her and tortures her every moment she can In another part of town, young Victor Santos is 15, when Glory was 12 he is happy, normal, loves his mom, though she s a stripper and a whore, but can t imagine his life without her His life changes drastically and fate makes him meet and live with Lily Pierron, Hope s mother.Honestly, I don t understand why didn t Philip put Glory in a boarding school in England or New York when things got so bad so she would grow away from her mother s poisonous influence He would have given her a chance The first part of the book keeps reminding me for some reason of Pretty Baby starring Brooke Shields It has nothing to do with the scenario, but the madam s house, and young pretty girls strikes as close.Now that I have finished the story I was conflicted between 3 or 4 stars, the story is highly entertaining and addictive, you just need to finish it but I felt it missed a few things like a charming leading man, I found Santos to be such a jerk, and truthfully her mom was right, he is low class I was sort of expecting a different ending and the way that Glory turned as an adult didn t make sense to me, let alone her character as a teenager Every time Santos talked about the age difference between them I felt a headache pounding in my head It s only 3 years Chill I liked the story a lot, and Dita Von Teese just fit perfectly with the Pierron women style, beauty and appeal I don t think Hope was schizophrenic, I think she was just so judgemental and thought she could do anything but when other people do anything wrong they are sinful.I thought that Glory would have removed her mother from her life as a grown woman, the woman hated her and wanted to limit control her in every possible way, she basically damaged her As for Lisa, what a jerk I didn t feel sorry for her at all Really good book, I would like to readthings by Erica Spindler, I read that Red is one of her best

  2. Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!} Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!} says:

    This book was a wild ride from start to finish Not for those of weak constitutions

  3. Mandy Mandy says:

    This is the story of three women, three generations of one family, and of the one man who links them all.Lily Pierron is a madam, who owns and runs a brothel in New Orleans, just like her mother and grandmother did before her But Lily wantsfor her daughter, Hope She sends her daughter away to make a new life, and Hope does very well for herself, marrying a wealthy hotelier But Hope rejects her mother, feels nothing but shame and refuses to see her ever again Hope has psychological prob This is the story of three women, three generations of one family, and of the one man who links them all.Lily Pierron is a madam, who owns and runs a brothel in New Orleans, just like her mother and grandmother did before her But Lily wantsfor her daughter, Hope She sends her daughter away to make a new life, and Hope does very well for herself, marrying a wealthy hotelier But Hope rejects her mother, feels nothing but shame and refuses to see her ever again Hope has psychological problems, which she takes out on her daughter Hope s daughter, Glory, does not know her grandmother exists and has no idea why her mother is why she is.Victor Santos is the man who connects these three women, Lily takes him in after the death of his mother, and he falls in love with Glory, much to the chagrin of Hope I did enjoy this book, but I do not think that everyone would There are some scenes of abuse, child abuse, and whilst not graphic, I found these scenes difficult to read The author puts you into her characters heads, and so the reader feels empathy and sympathy throughout.I have read other books by this author, and enjoyed them all I look forward to readingof her work

  4. Mary Cushnie-Mansour Mary Cushnie-Mansour says:

    Forbidden Fruit by Erica Spindler 5 starsThis is the story of the Pierron women and their shadowy past, and the affect that past has on the lives of the ones who are still alive Forbidden Fruit takes you into the world of sultry New Orleans, to the home of Lily Pierron, a legendary madam, like her mother and grandmother before her What is different now is that Lily wants a different life for her own daughter, Hope, and she makes sure that Hope has the best education that money can buy She e Forbidden Fruit by Erica Spindler 5 starsThis is the story of the Pierron women and their shadowy past, and the affect that past has on the lives of the ones who are still alive Forbidden Fruit takes you into the world of sultry New Orleans, to the home of Lily Pierron, a legendary madam, like her mother and grandmother before her What is different now is that Lily wants a different life for her own daughter, Hope, and she makes sure that Hope has the best education that money can buy She even goes as far as setting up an entire new identity for her daughter However, unbeknown to Lily, Hope cannot wait to get out of her mother s house, and she embraces this new identity with the intention of leaving all of her past behind including her mother.Hope, who is beautiful, smart, and talented, fits into high society quite well, despite the darkness that torments her from time to time She met the man of her dreams, Phillip St Germaine III, owner of a well established hotel, The St Charles They married and were happy until Hope gave birth to a baby girl She had been hoping to break the Pierron women s curse, by having a boy Hope refused to have anything to do with her new baby, much to the surprise of her husband, Phillip Hope spends a lot of time in the church, and she decides that she must ask the guidance of her priest She tells him that the women of her family are evil and wanton that they are cursed She tells him that she has escaped the darkness but she fears for her baby daughter s eternal soul, saying that she can see the darkness in the child The priest tells Hope that she has the power to mould her daughter into a woman of high moral character the child can be Hope s glory, or her defeat.So, Hope names her daughter, Glory, and sets out to do just that Glory discovers, at an early age, that she can never please her mother, no matter what she does Glory suffers unquestionable punishments that even her beloved father, despite his devotion to his daughter, cannot stop because he is so enamoured controlled by his beautiful wife Eventually, Glory does as she pleases.Enter Victor Santos, a young man with a troubled past, who has a chance meeting with Lily, Hope s mother She takes him in and he becomes like the son she never had How do all the paths crossHope, becomes desperate when she finds out that the hotel is in trouble, and she turns to her mother for money She tells her mother the transactions must be kept secret, though, and her mother sends Santos with the first instalment As Santos is leaving the hotel, Glory spots him.Things spiral from there I don t want to give away too much you must read Forbidden Fruit for yourselfthe darkness that continues to haunt Hope, no matter what she doesthe darkness that grips Glory, although in a different form than her mother s darknessthe darkness that holds Santos to his pastthe darkness that torments Lily You will want to keep turning the pagesthese characters are so alive, and despite everything, as in real life, we never know what goes on behind closed doors no matter how pretty the door is on the outside

  5. Kristen Kristen says:

    This is Erica s first novel It s a bit long in three parts and it deals with family secrets, revenge and love Nonetheless, it s a good read to get hooked into her work This deals with the St Perrons, an aristocrastic rich family in New Orleans of three generation, each having a daughter of their own It focus on Lily, Hope and Glory, when it s mainly Glory s POV of trying to defy the odds, and learns who s forbidden fruit from high school to finding love with someone who knows their family This is Erica s first novel It s a bit long in three parts and it deals with family secrets, revenge and love Nonetheless, it s a good read to get hooked into her work This deals with the St Perrons, an aristocrastic rich family in New Orleans of three generation, each having a daughter of their own It focus on Lily, Hope and Glory, when it s mainly Glory s POV of trying to defy the odds, and learns who s forbidden fruit from high school to finding love with someone who knows their family secrets and who could bring them down

  6. Mzbailey25 Mzbailey25 says:

    I came across this book in my mother s bookshelf over the summer before my sopho year in high school I didn t know what to expect except the cover with the snake and apple along with the quick summary on the back ensnared me I loved a good story that carries itself back and forth thru history as this book did with each generation of the Pierron women I found myself reading this book over again within the next 2 years Years later, I was discussing books with one of my friends and this boo I came across this book in my mother s bookshelf over the summer before my sopho year in high school I didn t know what to expect except the cover with the snake and apple along with the quick summary on the back ensnared me I loved a good story that carries itself back and forth thru history as this book did with each generation of the Pierron women I found myself reading this book over again within the next 2 years Years later, I was discussing books with one of my friends and this book came to mind I went in search of it to let her read it and I couldn t find it Imagine my panic when a book that I loved so much was unattainable I ended up ordering it online and when it came, I read it all over again

  7. Tina Tina says:

    I was blown away by this book, and will be looking for all of her other titles A Romance with enough mystery to keep you turning the pages Highly recommended.

  8. ♥︎♥︎Sofia♥︎♥︎ ♥︎♥︎Sofia♥︎♥︎ says:

    3.5 Stars There is something happening to my wiring in regards to my reading I having a bit of a 20th century renaissance, in a way I am so bored with certain aspects of modern book publishing, the authors especially Their rather crass way of exploiting their readers with never ending series of mediocre books, their inability to accept the adage just because you can, doesn t mean you should just because you can now self published at the click of a mouse doesn t mean you have the talen 3.5 Stars There is something happening to my wiring in regards to my reading I having a bit of a 20th century renaissance, in a way I am so bored with certain aspects of modern book publishing, the authors especially Their rather crass way of exploiting their readers with never ending series of mediocre books, their inability to accept the adage just because you can, doesn t mean you should just because you can now self published at the click of a mouse doesn t mean you have the talent to do so And I seem to be shrinking my expectation, my imagination, my discernment alongside them So it is not surprising that I find myself drawn to reading Erica Spindler s early books, she reminds me of the books I read when I was young, when plot was all and grammar was worth a damn Forbidden Fruit is a story of trying to outrun your demons, of reinvention, of nature verses nurture and the regenerative power of love For generations Pierron women have been lauded for both their beauty and for how they made their living In 1959 Lily Pierron packs her only daughter, Hope Pierron, off to boarding school hoping to remove her and further protect her from the stigma of her family s business Little does she know that that would be the last time she was ever to interact with her daughter again, for Hope s hatred for her mother seethes deep and turbulent, she blames Lily for all the snubs she had faced throughout her short life, for her hyper sexual awareness, for The DarknessHope Pierron sat in the window seat of her third floor bedroom and gazed out at the Mississippi River She smiled to herself, anxiousness and excitement coiling in the pit of her gut She controlled both with icy determination She had waited all her life for this day now that it had come, she would not reveal herself by appearing too eager.She pressed a hand to the sun warmed glass, wishing she could break it, leap out and fly to freedom How many times during her fourteen years, years spent trapped within the red walls of this house, had she wished the same thing To be a bird, to leap from the window and fly to freedom After today, she wouldn t need to wish for wings After today, she would be free of this house Of the stigma of sin Free of her mother and all who she had known.Hope will do everything she can to save herself, including reinventing and whitewashing her past And when Hope meets, marries and has a child with a scion of New Orlean society her fight stretches to encompass her daughter, GloryHope s heart began to thunder, and suddenly her path her purpose was clear It wasn t the Lord who was testing her, it was The Darkness.She curved her hands into fists, so tightly her nails dug into her palms Let The Darkness test her, let it taunt and mock her She wouldn t lose to it she wouldn t let it have her daughter She would stamp the Bad Seed out of her child, just as she had worked to stamp it out of herself.This child could be her glory or her defeat.Glory, she thought, determination rising like a tidal wave inside her This child would be her GloryThree generation of Pierron women interconnected by blood and by a young boy call Victor Santos Streetwise and personable Victor Santos gets a brutal awakening at the tender age of 15 and is left struggling to survive in a suddenly lonely world After a series of neglectful foster homes he finds kindness and sense of family in an unexpected placePay you he repeated, thinking of the few dollars he had to his name For the meal Of course, I don t expect you to She wiped her hands on her apron But, if you really don t want to owe me for the meal pay me for it Santos set his jaw, frustrated How much She lifted a shoulder I don t know, a few dollars What does a home cooked breakfast go for these days He said nothing, and she turned back to the stove Or, you could work it off There are some things I need done around here Repairs to the garage Ripped screens Stuff like that My regular man up and died on me He d been working for me for forty years She split a biscuit, covered it with the white gravy, then added a heap of bacon to the plate She turned and held it out You decide what the meal s worth And if you want to stay a few days, get your strength back, I ll pay you a little something on top of room and board Santos gazed at the loaded plate, his mouth watering.He stiffened his spine and reached for the plate A couple days Then I m out of hereMy enjoyment of this book was such that my partner had to ask me who I was shouting at numerous times I got completely involved while reading cheering for the heroes and hissing at the villains, and that this is indicative of what makes Ms Spindler my new favourite author, it might be because I ve only read her older works to date, but this novel was so dramatic In the best way possible Sensual and sexy, this story was erotic without using overly graphic sex scene to hammer home the point new authors take note I d have lovedof Lily s backstory than we were given, it would have meant an extra 50 pages, maybe, but I certainly wouldn t have minded The central characters were a delight to read and totally captured the reader s imagination and engagement Santos was realistically bitter, and broken, and indelibly sad, Glory s upbringing leaves a permanent blot on her psyche and lack of belief in her own self worth, Hope.Not sure what I can say about Hope, apart from The Darkness was welcomed to her and Lily Poor, well meaning, kind hearted Lily received her ultimate wish in the end.This might be the answer to my reading ennui, stick to authors who started writing before the 21st century Hahahaha

  9. Terri Terri says:

    The pierron family of New Orleans have a notorious past, and this story focuses on Three very different women of the family and a young man taken in by Lily It is often sad and at times I wanted to shake Hope But what really frustrated me was the quick unremarkable solution to the serial killer subplot.

  10. June Jones June Jones says:

    What can I say another excellent book, by Erica, on to the next

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