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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.

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.
By the bestselling author of The French Promise

'An enthralling, evocative read.' Woman's Day
'McIntosh writes a cracking tale that plunges you right into the heart of occupied Paris, the London Blitz and the rugged beauty of the South of France . . . it's hard not to keep turning the pages.' Indaily

Reviews

An enthralling, evocative read.

Woman's Day

This book is fast-paced, beautifully haunting and filled with the excruciating pain of war.

West Australian

This poignant, romantic read also packs a surprising hit of action.

Instyle

Fiona McIntosh writes a cracking tale that plunges you right into the heart of occupied Paris, the London blitz, and the rugged beauty of the south of France ... it's hard not to keep turning pages. Bring the next instalment, on the double!

Indaily

A thoroughly enjoyable romantic tale.

Highlife

It's pretty darned excellent. Enjoy!

The Bookbag, UK

Conjures up the perfect imagery of occupied rural France during the second world war - Fiona's praise is lyrical and haunting, and the atmosphere is beautifully conveyed. The tension, too, is perfectly described. A great summer read.

Books Monthly (UK)

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  • Paperback

    9780143568438

    June 26, 2013

    Penguin

    496 pages

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    9781742534961

    March 21, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    576 pages

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