The French Promise
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Luc and Lisette Ravens – a former French resistance fighter and one-time British spy – have somehow survived the war, but recovering from the horrors of those years is a challenge they’re yet to overcome. Casting their fate to the winds, they sail to Tasmania, hoping to rebuild their lives and plant new lavender fields in a land that’s full of promise.
In his darkest hour, Swiss law student Max Vogel learns a confronting truth. A long-held family secret links him to the Ravens on the other side of the world, and he finds himself holding the key to his own future and to Luc’s troubled past.
Together Luc and Lisette return to Provence, so Luc can fulfill the promises he made and lay the ghosts of the past to rest. From the south coast of England to the rugged farmland of northern Tasmania and the lively streets of postwar Paris, this is an extraordinary story of courage, determination and everlasting love from an internationally bestselling author.
What The Critics Said
'No matter what twists and turns you have in your head for this book it will not turn out as you expect. Read on'
'An exquisite journey into a post-war world where the horrors of the French occupation can be finally forgotten - or can they? A superb, relaxing but thought-provoking read.'
'As before Fiona gives us a veritable variety pack of genres. There's romance, thriller and even a mini-social-study of the post-war hangovers both in Europe and further afield. It may be a thick book but the author's changes in pace and direction sweep us towards a riveting climax through a story landscape that banishes boredom. You may not have guessed, but I've become a Fiona McIntosh fan (yes, really!) and can't wait to see what she brings to us next.'