The Lavender Keeper

The Lavender Keeper

by Fiona McIntosh

Publication Date: 21/03/2012

Luc Bonet lost his family at birth and is brought up by wealthy French Jews in the foothills of the French Alps. When he is confronted with his true identity he joins the French resistance, leaving behind his family's fortune, their home overrun by soldiers, their lavender fields in tatters.Lisette Forestier is on a mission of her own, to work her way into the heart of a senior German officer – and to infiltrate the very masterminds of the Gestapo. What Luc and Lisette hadn't counted on was meeting each other. When they come together at the height of the Paris occupation German traitors are plotting to change the course of history. But who, if anyone, can be trusted, and will their emotions become their greatest betrayer of all? Set against the backdrop of turbulent WWII France, this is a rollercoaster of a read that has it all – action and adventure on every page, heartbreak and horror, love and passion, battles and treachery. And accompanying Luc every step of the way is a pouch of lavender seeds, a symbol of freedom and hope, and the promise of a new life in a faraway land…if only they can make it through.
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Fiona McIntosh


Is one of Australia’s prolific and favourite storytellers selling worldwide in a variety of languages across several genres but it is her historical romantic adventures that is capturing the imagination of the huge general fiction audience.  Her most recent novel, The Perfumer’s Secret, is among eight major titles nominated for the 2016 Best General Fiction category in the Australian Book Industry Awards.


Fiona is married with twins. She lives in South Australia but roams the world to research her stories. Her new release for November 2016 is set in England’s York post WWI and is called The Chocolate Tin and her novel for 2017 is set in colonial India of the 1930s.


She hosts a series of masterclasses that are highly regarded by the industry as some of the best available anywhere and many of her students are now happily embedded with major publishers. Her How to Write Your Blockbuster has garnered genuine praise and is now selling in the US.


When she’s not writing, reading or guiding other writers she bakes and happily considers eating fine chocolate and drinking only excellent coffee as her hobbies.

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