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The French Promise - Fiona McIntosh


Published: 29th January 2014
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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 the internationally bestselling author of The Lavender Keeper.

At the end of the Second World War, Luc and Lisette Ravens have somehow survived their time as a French resistance fighter and a British spy. Haunted by the horrors they have seen, instead of going home to Provence, they cast their fate to the winds and set sail for Australia, hoping to rebuild their lives planting lavender fields in a land that's full of promise.

But the past cannot be evaded so simply. When a Swiss law student learns a confronting truth that connects his family 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 – to his beloved Lisette, to his family, and to the one man responsible for ripping so much from his life. Luc must lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again.

About the Author

Fiona McIntosh was born in England, spent her early childhood in West Africa and has lived in Australia for the past three decades. She worked for many years in the travel industry but after her shift to full-time writing she roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels. Adelaide is her home base, which she shares with her husband and twin sons, but Fiona does most of her writing from the peace of southern Tasmania. To date she has written twenty-six novels, including seven novels for children.


I loved reading this book


I would actually recommend reading Fiona's "The Lavender Keeper" first, set in southern France. This sets up the characters and why they are in Tasmania in "The French Promise". I read this first and when I discovered that there was a sequel, I couldn't get my hands on it quick enough. I have been to Bridestowe and seen the lavender fields first hand and could relate to the area and what was happening in the book. The French Promise had everything for me, joy, sadness, suspense and understanding of the characters. The two novels also brought a number of facts to my attention about WW2 that I was not aware of.

Dora Creek, NSW Australia

Really enjoying this book



Albany, West Australia


Would read this book over again enjoyed it throughly


This book is a great read, my husband and girlfriend also enjoyed it.





Its a great read.



An excellent sequel to The Laveder Keeper


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Berrima NSW


I would buy this product again and again


I read almost everyday, I just wanted to keep on reading



originally to be called Luc's Promise


A very interesting sequel to the Lavender Keeper written by the same author. A really good read, and you learn a lot about other countries and their customs as well



The French Promise

4.9 7


'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

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons

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ISBN: 9780143570530
ISBN-10: 0143570536
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 29th January 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1