‘Nothing is wasted, Simone. The love we give never dies.’
At fourteen, Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provençal lavender farm and sent to work in Marseille. Her life there is hard and impoverished, but Simone discovers the music hall and a dream: to one day be a famous dancer and singer.
But when war threatens, Simone makes a decision that will lead to great danger – yet ultimately prove that love, just like wild lavender, can grow in the least likely of places …
Belinda Alexandra has created a tale of passion and courage that moves from the backstreets of Marseille to the grand music theatres of Paris, from the countryside of Provence 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.
‘Filled with glamour, heartbreak, drama and suspense’ The Age
‘Rich in detail, and the story fairly rattles along’ Choice magazine