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    Elizabeth Elgin(Author)

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A captivating tale of forbidden passion and wartime friendship from the bestselling author of THE WILLOW POOL and ONE SUMMER AT DEER’S LEAP.

It's 1940 and the threat of invasion hangs over Britain. But in the isolated hamlet of Nun Ainsty it is the arrival of the Army that turns things turned upside down – especially for two young women.

Lorna Hatherwood, married to a man ten years older, lives a quiet life. Then she volunteers to read to blind soldiers at the nearby Manor and everything changes – because of a handsome medical officer named Ewan MacMillan. But their relationship could spell disaster…

Then there is Ness Nightingale. A Land Girl billeted with Lorna, Ness is trying to forget a disastrous love affair. But when she meets Mick Hardie, a conscientious objector, she has to remind herself that she has vowed never to trust a man again …

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  • PDF | 592 pages
  • Elizabeth Elgin(Author)
  • HarperCollins; New Ed edition (19 Jan. 2004)
  • English
  • 9
  • Fiction

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  • By Anthony Stock on 16 August 2017

    Purchased to finish reading the family saga. Arrived promptly and in good condition

  • By R. Taylor on 23 August 2007

    I love all of Elgin's books and although this one lacks some of the excitement and twists of her other books like 'One Summer at Deer's Leap' and 'All the Sweet Promises' I still loved the characters and the plot. Sometimes I thought this sounds all too familiar especially Ursula's ghost but I really didn't care. It served it's purpose and lets face it these books are as close as some of us actually get to 'real' romance. Most couples today wouldn't know real romance if it bit them. These books show that although in some relationships nothing was perfect, in others they knew how to really love and respect one another.The books are easy going, romantic, informative and they do draw you into the story as all good books should. They will never be literary masterpieces and that suits me fine. It's a terrible shame that this author won't be able to keep these books coming

  • By M. E. Newell on 1 July 2003

    I am a big fan of Elizabeth Elgin, so I couldn't wait for her lastest book to arrive. But, after reading "A Scent of Lavender" I have to admitt that I'm a little disappointed. The story its self about life in a small British town and how the war changes two women. One working as a Land Girl and the another a life long resident was interesting. But parts the book seem to drag and I was waiting for Ms. Elgin to make her point, so the story would move on.I would read more by Ms. Elgin in the future, but overall "A Scent of Lavender" was not one of her better books.

  • By Guest on 6 February 2004

    I love Elgins books, she has great characters and stories. This new book is good and has her usual great love story.However this is not the best of her books and was fairly predictiable which is unsual as her books usually have a twist towards the end.However it is very readable and enjoyable!

  • By Mrs. K. A. Sell on 24 September 2004

    I am afraid to say that I was very disappointed by this book, after reading the fabulous All the sweet promises I anticipated another great read but this was not the case. Although the characters in the book are strong, I found the storyline to drift at times and on many occasions I became a little bored. I doubt that I will read this book again and have to say I would give it a miss. Not what I expected at all

  • By Katy on 22 September 2011

    I found this book very enjoyable for a lazy day in the sun. Once started it was hard to put down. The Characters were believable and likeable. Yes a thoroughly good read. I look forward to reading the other books by the same author that I have just received.

  • By Mrs. P. Hollington on 19 June 2015

    What a truly lovely read. Not too light nor too heavy, a believable insight into a hard time in life. Take it on holiday with you, you won't regret it.

  • By Smithy on 23 November 2015

    My daughter reads these books she has collected nearly all of them. highly recommend.


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