The Sea Garden

The Sea Garden

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Romance, suspense, and World War II mystery are woven together in three artfully linked novellas--rich in drama and steeped in atmosphere--from the critically acclaimed author of The Lantern.

The Sea Garden

On the lush Mediterranean island of Porquerolles off the French coast, Ellie Brooke, an award-winning British landscape designer, has been hired to restore a memorial garden. Unsettled by its haunted air and the bitterness of the garden's owner, an elderly woman who seems intent on undermining her, Ellie finds that her only ally on the island is an elusive war historian. . . .

The Lavender Field

Near the end of World War II, Marthe Lincel, a young blind woman newly apprenticed at a perfume factory in Nazi-occupied Provence, finds herself at the center of a Resistance cell. When tragedy strikes, she faces the most difficult choice of her life . . . and discovers a breathtaking courage she never expected.

A Shadow Life

Iris Nightingale, a junior British intelligence officer in wartime London, falls for a French agent. But after a secret landing in Provence results in terrible Nazi reprisals, he vanishes. When France is liberated, Iris is determined to uncover the truth. Was he the man he claimed to be?

Ingeniously interconnected, this spellbinding triptych weaves three parallel narratives into one unique tale of love, mystery, and murder. The Sea Garden is a vivid and absorbing chronicle of love and loss in the fog of war--and a penetrating and perceptive examination of the impulses and circumstances that shape our lives.

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062279668
Branch Call Number: LAWRE
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm

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Jan 12, 2017

What an excellent book! Anyone who is interested in the French Resistance & secret British operations during WWII will love this work of fiction based on actual fact. Three short stories who ultimately are tied together. Couldn't put it down!!!

cayuga60 Sep 14, 2014

Beautifully written, holds the reader's attention right to the end. Not to be missed, especially for those interested in Provence and the WWII resistance.

SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

Three short novellas are woven together to create a WW2 saga.
This was a brilliantly written book, that
was a favorite for me and I think would be an excellent book club pick

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SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

Thy word is a lantern unto my feet and a light upon my path

SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

It was a time that marked us for life

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SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

Three Novellas:
The Sea Garden,
The Lavendar Field, and
A shadow life tell the story of many, that are ultimately connected in an unexpected way.
It tells the story of a gifted garden cultivator, a blind girl helping in the French Resistance during WW2, and
a British WW2 double agent.
All three stories are woven together
brilliantly to create a great book.

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