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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 fulfil the promises by which he has been bound - to his beloved Lisette, to his Jewish family, and to the one man responsible for ripping so much from his life. With the future generation of lavender keepers in his care, Luc must lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.

'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.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    Dedicated to my mentor and

    friend, Bryce Courtenay...

    who convinced me I was a

    storyteller and insisted I

    write down those tales.

    Here's to sunflowers

    and summertime

    ...and always

    to stories.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2014 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Penguin Books
      Extent: 456p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: January 2014
      ISBN: 9780143570530

Works about this Work

Untitled Liliana Molina , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The French Promise Fiona McIntosh , 2014 single work novel
An Inheritance in Ink Fiona McIntosh , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 3-9 April no. 925 2013; (p. 14)
Taking the Tale Well Travelled Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 June 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of The French Promise Fiona McIntosh , 2014 single work novel
Perks of the Trade Karen Hardy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2013; (p. 26)
Untitled Liliana Molina , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of The French Promise Fiona McIntosh , 2014 single work novel
Taking the Tale Well Travelled Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 June 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of The French Promise Fiona McIntosh , 2014 single work novel
An Inheritance in Ink Fiona McIntosh , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 3-9 April no. 925 2013; (p. 14)
Perks of the Trade Karen Hardy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2013; (p. 26)
Last amended 16 May 2019 16:19:24
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Tasmania,
  • Paris,
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    France,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1943-1965
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