Belinda Alexandra returns with an exciting new novel as memorable as the scent of lavender.
At 14, Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provençal lavender farm and sent to work at the boarding house of her Aunt Augustine in Marseilles. Her life there is hard and impoverished - until she discovers the local music hall. Suddenly, Simone has a dream: one day she will be a famous singer and dancer.
In Paris, she is drawn to André Blanchard, the son of a powerful French family, and Simone Fleurier becomes the city's brightest light. But slowly the world around her grows darker. When Nazi troops occupy her beloved city, Simone must make a decision that will lead her into great danger. It is also a decision that will prove to her that love, just like wild lavender, can grow in the least likely of places . . .
A born storyteller, Belinda Alexandra has created a tale of passion and courage that moves from the backstreets of Marseilles to the grand music theatres of Paris, from the countryside of Provençe to decadent pre-war Berlin and jazz-age New York. 'Wild Lavender' is a feast for the senses that will live on in the imagination long after the book is closed.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2008
- 155 x 240mm