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The Light Behind the Window

Narrated by: Miranda Raison
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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From the author of the international best seller Hothouse Flower, Lucinda Riley's The Light Behind the Window is a breathtaking and intense story of love, war and, above all, forgiveness.

The present: Emilie de la Martiniéres has always fought against her aristocratic background, but after the death of her glamorous, distant mother, she finds herself alone in the world and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home in the south of France. An old notebook of poems leads her in search of the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the course of her family history. As Emilie unravels the story, she too embarks on her own journey of discovery, realising that the château may provide clues to her own difficult past and finally unlock the future.

The past: London 1943. A young office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is drafted into the SOE, arriving in occupied Paris during the climax of the conflict. Separated from her contact in her very first hours in France, she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family who are caught up in a deadly game of secrets and lies. Forced to surrender her identity and all ties to her homeland and her beloved husband, Constance finds herself drawn into a complex web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

Note to listeners: in the US, this book is published under the title The Lavender Garden.

©2020 Lucinda Riley (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Held my all the way to the end

I enjoyed this book very much. Lucinda Riley took me on a wonderful journey. Twists and turns and mystery. The book described different parts and painted a truly realistic picture. Fabulous !

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  • Daniela Laws
  • 07-09-2020

Excellent!

This is one of the BEST historical fiction books I have EVER listened to. The story is beautiful and the narrator is exceptional. I can't say enough good things about this book - I couldn't stop listening and finished it in record time, wishing it hadn't ended! The only thing is that the title doesn't make sense to me (neither the American nor the English title) but that certainly didn't detract from my enjoyment!

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  • Helen SJ
  • 18-09-2020

One of my favourite books.

I have read this book at least 4 times so I wanted to give the audible version a go. I was not disappointed. Miranda Raison's narration was exquisite. She bought every character to life perfectly.

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  • miss suzannah foster
  • 13-09-2020

Another amazing one

I just love every single book by Lucinda. Feels me with joy and hate finishing them!

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  • K. Bailey
  • 07-09-2020

Great story as usual

A great story, enjoyed it very much but the narration was a little testing. I found the very strong French pronunciation of French peoples names and places really irritating and the Yorkshire voices extremely dull and sometimes rushed, thought I’d accidentally pressed the speed up button sometimes !!!