Luc and Lisette Ravens – a former French resistance fighter and one-time British spy – have somehow survived the war, but recovering from the horrors of those years is a challenge they're yet to overcome. Casting their fate to the winds, they sail to Tasmania, hoping to rebuild their lives and plant new lavender fields in a land that's full of promise.
In his darkest hour, Swiss law student Max Vogel learns a confronting truth. A long-held family secret links him to the Ravens on the other side of the world, and he finds himself holding the key to his own future and to Luc's troubled past.
Together Luc and Lisette return to Provence, so Luc can fulfil the promises by which he has been bound – to his beloved Lisette, to his Jewish family, and to the one man responsible for ripping so much from his life. With the future generation of lavender keepers in his care, Luc must lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.
From the south coast of England to the rugged farmland of northern Tasmania and the lively streets of postwar Paris, this is an extraordinary story of courage, determination and everlasting love from an internationally bestselling author.
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
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 20th March 2013