At the end of the Second World War, Luc and Lisette Ravens have somehow survived their time as a French resistance fighter and a British spy. Haunted by the horrors they have seen, instead of going home to Provence, they cast their fate to the winds and set sail for Australia, hoping to rebuild their lives planting lavender fields in a land that's full of promise.
But the past cannot be evaded so simply. When a Swiss law student learns a confronting truth that connects his family with the Ravens on the other side of the world, he finds himself holding the key to his own future, and to Luc's troubled past.
Luc must return to France to fulfil the promises by which he has been bound - to his beloved Lisette, to his family, and to the one man responsible for ripping so much from his life. Luc must lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.
From the southern English coast to the rugged farmland of northern Tasmania and the vibrant streets of postwar Paris, The French Promise is an exhilarating story of courage, passion and peril by a phenomenal Australian storyteller.
Praise for The French Promise
'This epic story is full of mystery, intrigue and romance.' Woman's Day
'. . . action, heartbreak and romance aplenty . . . a great read. This is a romantic page-turner.' Australian Bookseller & Publisher
'A perfect blend of romance, action, mystery and intrigue by one of our best known and popular authors.' Noosa Today
'The French Promise is a captivating saga of love, loss, and the triumph of the human spirit. Fiona McIntosh is an extraordinary storyteller and this historical fiction is a stunning example of her talent.' Book'd Out
The French Promise
An enthralling tale with deep sadness but always with a sense of hope. Thoroughly enjoyable read.
Review for The French Promise.
I have just finished this enthralling book, I loved the first book and I just had to know how the story concluded. The story kept me captivated, I smiled and I mostly certainly shed a lot of tears. Fiona I have enjoyed your book and I will go and read anymore you write, clever storyteller.
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Loved this book. I feel you do have to read the lavender Keeper first to really enjoy the full impact of the story.
You will fall in love all over again with Lisette and Luc's life now that war is over for them .But life is not all that it should be . Fast moving ,sad and surprising not what you expect a second book to be a wonderful finish to The Lavender Keeper. a must read ...