Fiona McIntosh

At last!


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.

If there’s anything you want me to talk more about, just ask.  Email me via my website at:  or private message me at facebook

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.




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  1. Elva August 10, 2013

    is there going to be a sequel to The French Promise, if so when will it be published?


    • Fiona August 20, 2013

      Hi Elva
      I’ll never say never but at this stage, my next four releases are scheduled and they’re individual, standalone stories. You’ll love them….I French Promise!


  2. Linda November 16, 2013

    Dear Fiona,
    I read the The Lavender Keeper with out any knowledge of the story. I absolutely enjoyed it, both the heartbreaking and uplifting contrasts immersed me within the story. At the end, the short snipet of the sequel, The French Promise, I have never been more excited to learn there was a sequel to a book. Thank you for finishing Luc’s journey. At one point, because I felt I was a part of the book, I nearly didn’t finish it; you write beautifully and you’d ability to draw the reader in is a gift. Having just finished reading the sequel, I have to remind myself that it is 2013. I look forward to reading both The Tailor’s Girl and The Fields of Gold. Thank you for the journey, Linda


  3. Isobel Newman May 10, 2014

    I was lent The Tailor” Girl, which I have just finished. Really enjoyed it and thank for the final bit on your site. It sure finished the story of Eden and Tom. Have order the Lavender Fields, and will be looking forward to reading it. Good luck with your future works.


  4. helen cooper November 17, 2014

    I was given The Tailor’s Girl, and loved it. I think I may have met you once. Do you sometimes go to Sisters in Crime events?
    I hope to get a couple more of your books for Christmas.


  5. helen cooper November 17, 2014

    The best story, ever.


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