LAVENDELHAVEN

Andre udgaver: hæftet, E-bog
ISBN-13:9788771480832
Udgivet:24-04-2015

Emilie de la Martinière har altid forsøgt at frigøre sig fra sin aristokratiske baggrund, men da hendes glamourøse, ukærlige mor dør, står hun tilbage som enearving til et smukt, men forfaldent château i Sydfrankrig.

Ved et tilfælde finder hun nogle digte, skrevet af den mystiske Sophia, hvis liv var præget af en tragisk kærlighedsaffære, som har kastet lange skygger over familiens skæbne.

Da Emilie møder den charmerende unge kunsthandler Sebastian, dukker der nye spørgsmål op, og efterhånden som Emilie graver sig længere ned i slottets hemmeligheder, indser hun, at de måske rummer nøglen til hendes egen svære fortid.

Anmeldelser

A sweeping, engrossing work. Riley is talented, delighting in the small details of aristocratic luxury and the pastoral countryside . . . The heroines of [The Light Behind the Window] struggle to master circumstances seemingly beyond their control, a common thread in Riley’s work. A tale of family secrets, wartime espionage, and loyalties gained and gambled, The Lavender Garden will appeal to fans of historical fiction, Kate Morton, and Helen Bryan

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A fast-paced, suspenseful story flitting between the present day and World War II . . . Riley expertly weaves Emilie’s story into a dual narrative . . . A real old-fashioned romance which manages to have a compelling narrative as well as something of a history lesson in the Special Operations Executive. Brilliant escapism

Red

 

Two superb storylines for the price of one here. In 1998 Emilie de la Martinieres inherits her grand South of France childhood home. She begins to uncover the past and finds a tiny room hidden in the wine cellar. Why has it been sealed for 50 years? As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the part set in 1944. Constance Carruthers is sent to Paris as a spy, but loses her contact and falls in with an aristocratic family involved with the Resistance. Seriously, what could be more divine? Just sink in and wallow

Kate Saunders, Saga

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