On the eve of WW1, Fleurette, the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume house, is being forced into marrying Aimery De Lasset, head of the pre-eminent perfume manufacturer in France, a man she loathes. It is only the cathedral bells tolling the rally to the frontlines on her wedding night that saves her from sharing his bed.
She receives a letter from Aimery's estranged brother warning against their union, although he cannot put in writing why. As the men around her leave to defend France, she is left with the dilemma of discovering a terrible secret that surrounds the two families and their powerful empires – one that has the power to shatter them all.
The highly anticipated new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Lavender Keeper and The Last Dance.
'Fiona McIntosh is a prolific and superior writer in the genre, and if you enjoy popular romantic fiction, you'd be made not to try her.' The Age
'Fiona McIntosh is an extraordinary storyteller.' Book'd Out