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

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!



  1. 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.


    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Amy says

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

  6. says

    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

  7. Lara Frame Newell says

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

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

  8. Karen Sebor says

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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