The Light Behind The Window

The Light Behind The Window

Fiction, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/08/2012
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Synopsis

From Lucinda Riley, number one bestselling author of the Seven Sisters series, The Light Behind the Window is a stunning tale of love, war and, above all, forgiveness.

South of France, present day. After the death of her glamorous, distant mother, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself alone in the world – and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home.

A notebook of poems leads her to the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the course of her family history. As Emilie unravels the story, she too embarks on a journey of discovery, realizing that the château may provide clues to her own difficult past.

London, 1943. A young office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is drafted into a special operations team, arriving in occupied Paris during the climax of the conflict. Separated from her contact, she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family who are caught up in a deadly game of secrets and lies.

Forced to surrender her identity and all ties to her homeland, Constance finds herself drawn into a complex web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come . . .

'A fast-paced, suspenseful story flitting between the present day and World War II . . . Brilliant escapism' – Red

This title has been published outside the UK under the title The Lavender Garden.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447218425
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 384g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 34 mm

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The Light Behind The Window
Sweeping, cinematic, beautiful
Lucinda Riley writes novels for a genre that is sadly hard to come by these days - Commercial fiction with a literary twist. 'The Light Behind the Window' ... READ MORE
Owl Eyes
The Light Behind The Window
Marvellous
The Light Behind the Window is my first novel by Lucinda Riley, and will not be my last. The book is cleverly written, set in both the 1940s, telling Conni... READ MORE
andrews
The Light Behind The Window
Stunning!
I don't want to really give anything away, as what Lucinda Riley does best is entice the reader into a world of secrets, twists, love, war and redemption. ... READ MORE
Lilylou
The Light Behind The Window
Wonderful Story
The Light Behind The Window is told in dual-time narrative, a concept that works so well and that Lucinda Riley has mastered excellently. Weaving the moder... READ MORE
Anne Cater
The Light Behind The Window
Romantic novel
Again Lucinda Riley has written a romantic novel. The impact of war is very much at the forefront of this story with a love story entwined. I couldn’t put ... READ MORE
Avid reader
The Light Behind The Window
Wonderful story of love and loss.
As expected, Lucinda Riley did not disappoint. A wonderful story that takes you away to another world!
Liz Dowell
The Light Behind The Window
You have to keep reading
Once again I just couldn’t put it down it is sad romantic takes you back to a past that happened and affect all that reads this .
Margaret Knight
The Light Behind The Window
The light behind the window.
An enjoyable read. Having finished the Seven Sisters series,needed something to keep me enthralled again!
Margaret MacDonald