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Lavender farmer Luc Bonet is raised by a wealthy Jewish family in the foothills of the French Alps. When the Second World War breaks out, he joins the French Resistance, leaving behind his family's fortune, their home overrun by soldiers, their lavender fields in disarray.

Lisette Forestier is on a mission of her own: to work her way into the heart of a senior German officer - and to bring down the Reich in any way she can.

What Luc and Lisette hadn't counted on was meeting each other.

When they come together at the height of the Paris occupation, German traitors are plotting to change the course of history. But who, if anyone, can be trusted? As Luc and Lisette's emotions threaten to betray them, their love may prove the greatest risk of all.

©2012 Fiona McIntosh. By arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia). (P)2016 Bolinda

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  • Anthea Potter
  • 01-15-20

Brilliant story

Beautifully read by Madeleine Leslay, I love Fiona McIntosh books they are so exciting and well researched

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  • Ellen
  • 02-21-18

Disappointed

I didn't enjoy this story, it was riddled with inaccuracies. Luc and Lisette were unrealistic as a resistance fighter and spy. Lisette especially was too obvious and clumsy, it is unimaginable she would have lasted for any length of time without her cover being blown and Luc put himself in grave danger far too often to make him a realistic character.
Real life characters such as Vera Atkins and Maurice Buckmaster were poorly written, Vera Atkins all but simpered at one point for instance.
The plot was contrived and obvious, the likelihood of Luc and Marcus's similarity farfetched.
There were glaring security breaches at every turn and resistance fighters talked openly about "D Day" even though it was a top secret code name to the last minute.
This is a easy listening romance book set during the war, it was weak in every way and I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Bev
  • 09-22-17

A great story of ww2 it had love suspense

Loved this book. It had romance suspense history and much more. It was very well read

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  • Jacqueline Benz
  • 04-09-21

Fascinating and riveting!

The stories of this era are etched with pain, terror, heroism and the resilience of ordinary people who somehow sometimes survive. This book portrays well all of the above and of course something a little extra, a fantastic love story. So well written and excellent narration. Almost impossible to stop listening! I look forward to the sequel.
I’m so glad to have discovered Fiona McIntosh.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-20

Lavender my love

Such a great book and read so well with perfect French expressions. Can't help but want to travel right now.

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  • Jacob Henwood
  • 10-18-20

New to the genre, and had a great time

41 chapters of love triangles set against Nazi occupied France that bounds along at a respectable pace. The adventure and intrigue play second fiddles to the game of romantic Triominos that takes the lead, but it's not so far in the background as to feel absent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-13-19

heart wrenching

l loved everything about this book. We will never truly understand what people actually went through in those years of war.

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  • Pauli
  • 07-18-19

Loved it!

Great story and narrator...kept me intrigued. My first book by Fiona but not the last!

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  • Debkev
  • 08-06-18

Fantastic, wish it never had to end.

I cannot sop thinking about this book and its sequel, I wish there was more books like these two so real, so interesting with the perfect amount of romance.

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  • Bree Eichorn
  • 07-10-18

Exceptional

Brilliant book, enjoyed it thoroughly!!!
Loved that it was based through WW2, Characters were great and it was hard to stop listening!!

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  • Paddington
  • 07-07-18

Wonderful story

I loved this book very much and I hope I can find the second book the sequel to it.

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  • Emma
  • 07-15-17

Brilliant.

A most enjoyable well written story, can thoroughly recommend it to hold your attention throughout.