The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

June 11th, 2013

Today’s spotlight is on The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley which releases on June 11 in the US and Canada (in the UK this book is published under the title of The Light Behind the Window) .   I have not had the pleasure of reading one of Lucinda’s books yet but I do have The Girl on the Cliff waiting to be listened to.  I’ve heard so many good things about her novels that I’m anxious to listen to it.  This novel alternates between the past and present which is something that always draws me in.  Anyhow I’m going to tell you a bit about the book and be sure to pop down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a copy!




About The Lavender Garden

Le Cote d’Azur, 1998: In the sun-dappled south of France, Emilie de la Martiniéres, the last of her gilded line, finds herself sole inheritor of her childhood home, a magnificent chateau and vineyard. With the house comes a mountain of debt – and almost as many questions.

Paris, 1944: A bright, young British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent to Paris to be part of Churchill’s Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from her contacts in the Resistance she stumbles into the heart of a prominent family who regularly entertain members of the German elite even as they plot to liberate France. In a city rife with collaborators and brave members of the Resistance, Constance’s most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart.

As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the chateau itself will provide clues that can unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future.

Buy at Simon & Schuster, Amazon, Amazon Canada, and B&N


About Lucinda Riley (from Simon & Schuster)

Lucinda Riley is the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Orchid House and The Girl on the Cliff. Born in Ireland, she now lives in the English countryside and in France with her husband and four children.

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I have one copy of The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley to share with my readers.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry leave a comment entering the giveaway.
  • Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog for 2 extra entries.

This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on June 25/13.  Good luck!


54 Comments to “The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)”

  1. Mystica says:

    Don’t count me in for this one – the book sounds really good.

  2. blodeuedd says:

    I did read a previous book by her that I liked

  3. Summer Grinstead says:

    Looks like a great book.

  4. Linda B says:

    I enjoy this era of Nazi-occupied France; and like you I’ve been looking forward to reading a Lucinda Riley novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Charlotte says:

    Thank you for all the nice book give aways that you have.

  6. amyc says:

    This book sounds really great and would love to read it.

  7. diane says:

    A captivating novel which has the great locale and era which interests me. Many thanks.

  8. Suko says:

    Please enter me in this giveaway. I’ll post it in my blog’s sidebar. Thanks very much!


  9. Judie McDonald says:

    Sounds like a fun summer read.

  10. Thank you for the chance to win this book, it looks very interesting to me. I have also shared on twitter:

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  11. ellie says:

    A wonderful book that appeals to me for its story and period. Thanks for this great giveaway.


    I just read a book on the French Resistance and loved it, that period and place really interests me. If I am in a bookstore in front of a stack of books, I go to books with covers that appeal to me first. This is a lovely cover. Of course then I read and see if I want the book,lol.The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)
    I tweeted.

  13. Nancy says:

    This sounds like a nail-biter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Carl says:

    This looks like another great read from Ms. Riley, please enter my name in the draw.

    I have tweeted about the giveaway:

    Many thanks.

  15. Diane C says:

    Sounds like a great book. I love books like this during the war. Would love to read it. I have shared on Facebook and Tweeted it. Thank you

  16. Rhonda says:

    Twitter follower@rhondareads will will tweet.

  17. Connie Fischer says:

    Oh my goodness, Dar! This novel is absolutely calling to me. I love France and the time period in which this takes place. I would so love to win a copy and have also added it to my Wish List.

    Connie Fischer

    Will tweet and share on Facebook

  18. Sandra K321 says:

    Please include me in this giveaway. The book sounds like a real winner.

  19. Lisa Garrett says:

    I love novels from this time period.

  20. Amy says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I love the timeframe and would very much like to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Cyn209 says:

    would love to read The Lavender Garden!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!
    i shared on my FB wall:

  22. This book has been on my TBR list! I’d love to win a copy nd read it. I’ve heard such great reviews and the synopsis sounds fantastic. I’ve also tweeted!! @booksintheburbs

  23. Thank you for the review and the wonderful opportunity to win a copy of The Lavender Garden ~ it has been on my TBR List since I first read about it and I am looking forward to reading it! Happy Reading and Writing~ Cheers~ Elizabeth MacGregor

  24. Lara Frame Newell says:

    Sounds like a great addition to the HF genre. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  25. Sounds good Dar — I do have a copy just need to read it.

  26. DarcyO says:

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance.

  27. Karen Sebor says:

    I consider it a privilege to have the chance to maybe win a copy of the book!
    Karen Sebor
    Thank you!

  28. Meghan Stith says:

    This looks great! Love that cover, too ; ) I always wonder if the author has any life experience that they put into their books? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  29. Jane Squires says:

    Would love to win, review and share. I am not familiar with your books.

  30. Judie McDonald says:

    Sounds like an interesting book!

  31. Suzy says:

    Would love to read this book!

  32. Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I shared on Facebook & tweeted (@bbulow12)


  33. Terry Martini says:

    I haven’t read any of Lucinda’s book yet but this one sounds really good! Have added it to my TBR pile.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

  34. I would really like to win this book. The cover is so pretty.
    Please put my name in. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  35. Here I am again. I shared this on my Facebook page for a second entry. Thanks! MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  36. Lindsey says:

    Man, I am always a sucker for the historical fiction! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  37. karenk says:

    thanks for the chance to read this novel

  38. karenk says:

    i’m a follower, too!

  39. I need more historical fiction in my life. Love this cover. reflectionsofabookaholic[at]gmail[dot]com

  40. Liz V. says:

    SOE in WWII France is a sure draw. Please enter my name.

  41. Theresa N says:

    I have a few lavender plants in my garden.

  42. Patricia N says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win another great book!

  43. Betsy says:

    Sounds good. would love to read it1

  44. I LOVE novels that slip between two time periods, and WWII is a fascinating past to be exploring. I would love to read this book!

  45. Charlotte says:

    Love the book cover.

  46. Jane Squires says:

    Please enter me in giveaway – you will even get a review

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