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The Lavender Keeper (2012)

by Fiona McIntosh(Favorite Author)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 1
Michael Joseph (Penguin Australia)
review 1: I enjoy historical fiction, so this novel set in France during WWII had much appeal. I had read little about the Maquis and trust that McIntosh's portrayal of these resistance fighters was fairly accurate. The author did a good job researching her subject and while her effort to develop the setting was sometimes pedantic, I found the book kept my attention. The plot had some interesting twists and turns, and many chapters ended with cliff hangers that made me want to continue reading well past my bedtime. I was slightly disappointed that most of the story takes place around Paris, rather than in Provence, but I certainly would not consider this a criticism of her work. And just another personal preference of mine, I wish the characters had found themselves in a different... more location than they did at the end of the book.
review 2: Save a couple of days for this book as when you pick it up, it's hard to put down. I really enjoyed The Lavender Keeper. This book is so much more than just a wartime book - it is filled with adventure together with romance and edge of the seat action. The Lavender Keeper is set during WW2 during the Nazi occupation of France. Fiona captures the reader from the very beginning and you develop feelings for the main characters throughout the book. And how thrilled was i to find at the end of the book that we get to follow Luc and Lisette again on the next part of their journey - will be keeping an eye out for the sequel that's for sure! Closer to 4 1/2 stars...... less
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A wonderful, wonderful book set in WW2. I highly recommend it!
One of the best sagas I have read circa WWII set in France
Looking forward to the sequel.
Not worth reading
3.5 stars
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