Book Review-The-French-Promise


The French Promise

by

Fiona McIntosh

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.

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Definitely a

5-stars

read.

And also one of my favourites.

 

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Book Review-The-Lavender-Keeper


The Lavender Keeper

by

Fiona McIntosh

The Lavender Keeper’ is the precursor to its sequel ‘The French Promise‘.  This may appear as an odd statement; however, unlike some other series or sequels (which can be read as standalone novels) it is definitely better to read The French Promise as the second book.

Both books contain basically the same characters.  Some merely alluded to in one book and expanded upon in the other, hence the necessity to read the two books in order.

I read The French Promise first not knowing that it was a sequel and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I immediately followed with The Lavender Keeper which was as enjoyable.

The only spoiler I will add is that it was set during World War II

I look forward to reading some more of Fiona McIntosh’s books.

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Definitely a

5-stars

read.

And also one of my favourites.