Hooray….finally the sequel to The Lavender Keeper is out and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m proud of The French Promise and do hope you will agree, dear reader, that it finishes off the story arc of Luc and Lisette Ravens and keeps faith with those promises made in Lavender.
The research for this novel took me far and wide once again. I visited Krakow and Auschwitz in Poland, I went to Vienna, I spent time in Strasbourg – which is an important location for the story, as well as roaming Provence and Paris to get the new post war era right for these locations in France. I also spent time in London and Sussex learning about life in Britain immediately after WWII and then educating myself about life in London in particular in the early sixties.
Paris has certainly been a character in both books and I hope you can tell how much shoe leather has been worn out walking her streets as I built the world that the cast inhabits.
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In this blog I plan to take you through each location and tell you all that I can about how the story came together and why, but for now, welcome to The French Promise….hope it touches your emotions and by its end brings you joy and hope in the world it leaves.
Thank you for reading it.