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The French Promise

By: Fiona McIntosh
Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
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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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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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Beautiful story

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

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Historical Romance

Loved this sequel! A beautiful blend of history, storytelling and romance. Such raw emotion in this one!

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If you’re an Aussie, skip this one and get the printed version

I’m a McIntosh fan and have read ‘The Lavender Keeper’, so I’m sure the story is good, but the atrocious ‘Australian’ accent of the narrator almost made my ears bleed and I gave up at Chapter 9.

The accent was probably the most overdone that I’ve ever heard and the pronunciation of so many words was incorrect. I wanted to scream every time I heard ‘Lornceston’, and ‘Ryevens’. Even Maurie’s name was mangled - it’s ‘Morry’, not ‘More-ey’.

The book is set in Australia with a host of Australian speaking characters. Why on earth choose a narrator who can’t do the accent?

Super annoyed that I wasted this month’s credit on something I cannot even stand to listen to.

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Brilliant story

A beautifully written novel, can’t believe the in-depth research undertaken . I listened to this book as I pottered around my home and I’ve actually read the novel a few years ago . It’s very haunting and sad in places but rises up into a triumphal finale . Well done Fiona for another excellent story and keeping this lady happy !!!

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The French Promise

A sequel to "The Lavender Keeper" and a must listen. it is beautifully written, with perfect balance of historical meaning, emotion, suspense and intrigue with heartache and joy woven into the story.

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Another great novel

Enjoyed this follow up to the Lavender Keeper immensely. Another great book by Fiona McIntosh

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Enthralling

I could not stop listening. The sequel was as excellent as the first book. Thank you.

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excellent!

loved this sequel to the lavender keeper. so well researched ,giving the reader a deep insight of the life of not so ordinary people in times of trouble and hardship.

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The French Promise

A beautiful continuation and maybe conclusion to the previous novel, The Lavender Keeper 💜.
Love Fiona’s novels.

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