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The Lavender Garden

The Lavender Garden (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Riley, Lucinda

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The internationally bestselling author of The Orchid House takes readers from Nazi-occupied Paris to the contemporary glamour of the Cote D'Azur in an emotionally gripping novel of love, duty, and desire. With her dazzling novels The Orchid House and The Girl on the Cliff, Lucind...a Riley effortlessly transported readers between distant times and locations and earned accolades from reviewers and readers around the world.In The Lavender Garden, her most powerful novel so far, she tells the mesmerizing tale of heroism and betrayal inside an aristocratic French family across half a century. Le Cote d'Azur, 1998 In the sun-dappled south of France, Emilie de la Martinieres, the last of her gilded line, finds herself the sole inheritor of her childhood home, a magnificent chateau and vineyard. With the house comes a mountain of debt--and almost as many questions: What was the purpose of the secret room she finds hidden beneath the wine cellars? Why did her beloved father never speak of his decorated service in Word War II? Why has Emilie always felt at odds with her own family background? Paris, 1944 A bright, young British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent 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 stumbles into the heart of a wealthy, socially prominent family who regularly entertain members of the German elite even as they plot to liberate France. In a city rife with collaborators and brave members of the Resistance, 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 chateau itself may provide clues that can unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future.
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ISBN 9781476703558
Released NZ 11 Jun 2013
Publisher Atria Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781476703558
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atria Books
Imprint Atria Books
Released 11 Jun 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Riley, Lucinda
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 403
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945, France, Love stories, Country homes - England
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade