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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.

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 be lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.

'If you do yourself one favour this year, you must read this book. Absolutely breathtaking and heartbreakingly beautiful. I was completely and utterly hooked from the very first page.' The Neverending Bookshelf

'A captivating saga of love, loss, and the triumph of the human spirit. Fiona McIntosh is an extraordinary storyteller and this historical fiction is a stunning example of her talent.' Book'd Out

'Action, heartbreak and romance aplenty . . . a great read. This is a romantic page-turner.' Australian Bookseller & Publisher

'This epic story is full of mystery, intrigue and romance.' Woman's Day

'A perfect blend of romance, action, mystery and intrigue by one of our best known and popular authors.' Noosa Today

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143570530

    January 29, 2014

    Penguin

    480 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742537580

    March 20, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    560 pages

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