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Wild Lavender | [Belinda Alexandra]

Wild Lavender

Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provencal lavender farm at the age of 14 after the accidental death of her father. Forced to become a maid at the boarding house of her Aunt Augustine in Marseilles, Simone's life is hard and impoverished. But one of her aunt's boarders, the beautiful Camille Casal, a star at the local music hall, gives Simone a dream: that one day she too will be a famous singer and dancer.
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Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provencal lavender farm at the age of 14 after the accidental death of her father. Forced to become a maid at the boarding house of her Aunt Augustine in Marseilles, Simone's life is hard and impoverished. But one of her aunt's boarders, the beautiful Camille Casal, a star at the local music hall, gives Simone a dream: that one day she too will be a famous singer and dancer. Years later, the famous Simone Fleurier, toast of Paris, watches Nazi troops occupy the city. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down, and Simone must make new and dangerous choices.

©2005 Belinda Alexandra; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.

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    Purple clovis, CA 01-09-15
    Purple clovis, CA 01-09-15 Member Since 2015

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    "This one really draws you in..."

    While this book started out slow and I thought I was going to give up, after the first couple of chapters it certainly picked up steam and I was drawn into the story. I highly recommend this book if you like animals, wartime romances and french history. I know some don't like the narrator's accent but I thought she did a wonderful job without being over the top.

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    Susan oakland, ca, United States 04-05-14
    Susan oakland, ca, United States 04-05-14 Member Since 2009
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    "So so disappointed"

    I am a huge Belinda Alexandra fan. I can hardly believe she wrote this. It was predictable and transparent from the start. I didn't care for the reader at all. I don't want to be overly critical - after all, it is simply my opinion. But I will never get another book narrated by her again. So very disappointed.

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    Tiffany San Diego, CA, United States 01-27-14
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    "Fantastic Novel on Occupied France"

    I enjoyed all of the twists and turns of this novel; I appreciated all of the work put into the history accuracy and the visual explanations.

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    Cissy M. Beeler Houston, TX, US 08-16-13
    Cissy M. Beeler Houston, TX, US 08-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful Historical Fiction!"

    I was sad when it was over-I definitely recommend this for you audible library. I enjoyed learning more about the time period between the wars in Europe through Belinda Alexandra's characters.

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