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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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Surely a very worthy sequel to the Lavender Keeper!

Quite a surprise really! I honestly didn’t think a sequel could be this good!
It has a fast pace from season of horror to a very joyful time only to plunge the reader into sorrow once more. Then surprises and intrigue abound. It is a most compelling read!

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Brilliant

brilliant sequal really enjoyed listening it unravel and conplete the story of Lukes life to a pleasing conclusion

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wonderful tale

what an amazing story., just loved it.
Fiona your an inspiration writer and I'm enjoying your books

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Another brilliant book by Fiona McIntosh

Well researched and beautifully written sequel to The Lavender Keeper. Brilliant story telling by the narrator.

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Did not live up to the lavender keeper

Irritatingly soporific. Annoying one dimensional narration. Pages and pages of nothing. Several threads of a promising story but lost in boring overly descriptive dialogue. Tried twice To listen but bored me rigid.

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beautiful story full of love and hurt

good stop reading this story, I was fully immersed in the time and with each character, felt the love and heartbreak.

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Wonderful

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

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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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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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