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The Lavender Keeper

Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Bev
  • 22-09-2017

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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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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Loved it!

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

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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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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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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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Brilliant.

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

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  • Kim
  • 06-01-2017

LOVED THE LAVENDER HILL

Loved this beautiful book and the history through the story, although sad. Following straight on with the sequel now.

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  • Ellen
  • 21-02-2018

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.