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Postwar Paris is alive with optimism, but lavender keeper Luc Ravens and his love, Lisette, remain haunted by the horrors they have endured. Casting their fate to the winds, they set sail for Australia, hoping to rebuild their lives in a land that's full of promise. But trouble has a way of catching up with them.

When an eager young law student discovers a secret family connection with the Ravens on the other side of the world, he finds himself holding the key to his own future and to Luc's troubled past. Luc must return to France to fulfil the promises by which he has been bound - only then can he lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.

©2013 Fiona McIntosh (P)2016 Bolinda

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  • Flyinggirl
  • 08-06-17

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The Narrator made this book! Amazing accents and being able to swap in and out of character. This story broke my heart, but made up for it at the end. An amazing second book to 'The Lavender Keeper.' Absolutely loved it!

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  • Margot Edwards
  • 08-31-18

lavender is great!! a personal favorite

loved the story
narrator wasn't able to alter voice adequately and sometimes confusing as to who was talking, but a gentle voice nonetheless which is what the story needed. loved and hated the relevant characters equally...well depicted.
scenery and descriptions were (cannot claim accurate as I haven't been to any of the places) elaborately and creatively both beautiful and grotesque respectively.
love Fionas writing and stories...looking forward to getting through all her novels.
Thank you to all who aided and contributed to her great accomplishment.

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  • Paddington
  • 08-27-18

Beautiful story

Fabulous sequel to The Lavender Keeper. Loved every minute! Sorry when it ended. Highly recommended.

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  • Debkev
  • 08-06-18

Wonderful

Loved this sequel to the Lavender Keeper, and wish it could have gone again to another.

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  • Brenda
  • 06-07-17

Gripping story

This well written story holds one's interest as it weaves together the history of multiple characters through time and various geographical settings.
Unfortunately I found the narrator's "sing -song" phrasing detracted from the prose

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  • Patricia
  • 06-04-17

Great book loved it very much

Loved the story it made me feel like I was there with the family and very well read