The French Promise
I found the audio version of ‘The French Promise‘ thoroughly enjoyable and well worth a listen, or reading.
As mentioned last week I read this book before reading its prequel. Though thoroughly enjoyable as a standalone, it does make more sense as the second of the series as many of the main characters (and their history) are introduced in The Lavender Keeper
A post World War II setting sees a whole range of themes ranging from romance to death and revenge.
The setting for this book is Tasmania, where characters established in The Lavender Keeper make a new home after World War II .
One of two criticisms I have with the audio versions is that the narrator’s voice is vastly different to my usual narrators, which is one I assume over which the author has no control.
My secondly grumble is that the book seemed to end abruptly. However, the ending was appropriate…it was just that I was expecting a more, and a different ending.
I look forward to reading more of Fiona McIntosh’s books.
And also one of my favourites.
Jo’s Monday Walk16-09
Our first night on the European continent was spent
in Brugge, at the NH Hotel.
After a mid afternoon check in we walked into Market Square.
also bordered by the UNESCO building in Brugge.
In the middle of Het Zand is…
a beautiful fountain, of which I have already posted
some night shots and will re-post next week.
We walked along Zuidzandstraat which was our first taste
of European crowds…locals and tourists
all blending in harmony.
After a lazy ten or fifteen minute walk
we reached Market Square.
I will complete my Brugge walk next week.
In the meantime I wish all readers
a Safe, Prosperous and
Happy New Year.