Postwar Paris is alive with optimism but lavender keeper Luc Ravens and his love Lisette remain haunted by the horrors they have endured. Casting their fate to the winds, they set sail for Australia, hoping to rebuild their lives in a land that's full of promise.
But trouble has a way of catching up with them. When an eager young law student discovers a secret family connection 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 – only then can be lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.