Monday, July 22, 2013

Mailbox Monday - The Lavender Garden



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Title: The Lavender Garden
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (June 11, 2013)
Format: Paperback; Pgs 462
Genre: Historical Mystery
Source: Simon and Schuster


Overview

An aristocratic French family, a legendary château, and buried secrets with the power to destroy two generations torn between duty and desire.La Côte d’Azur, 1998: In the sun-dappled south of France, Emilie de la Martinières, the last of her gilded line, inherits her childhood home, a magnificent château and vineyard. With the property comes a mountain of debt—and almost as many questions . . .

Paris, 1944: A bright, young British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent undercover to Paris to be part of Churchill’s Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from her contacts in the Resistance, she soon stumbles into the heart of a prominent family who regularly entertain elite members of the German military even as they plot to liberate France. But in a city rife with collaborators and rebels, Constance’s most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart.

As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the château itself may provide the clues that unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future. Here is a dazzling novel of intrigue and passion from one of the world’s most beloved storytellers.

5 comments:

Vicki said...

I love all things Paris, but have never read a book that takes place there.
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Elizabeth said...

This was my favorite book by Lucinda Riley.

Have a good week.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth said...

Do you have a new design or am I forgetting?

Your blog looks TERRIFIC.

Shoshanah said...

I've been really wanting to read this. There's so much of this that makes me want to read it, that it's in France, that it's during WWII. Plus it has such a pretty cover.

Stepfordmomto2 said...

Thanks Elizabeth,

I have been playing around with different designs and this is just the newest.

Glad you like it.