The Sea Garden

The Sea Garden

Book - 2014
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Near the end of World War II, Marthe, a young blind woman apprenticed at a perfume factory in Nazi-occupied Provence, finds herself at the center of a Resistance cell. Iris, a junior British intelligence officer in wartime London, falls for a French agent. Years later, on the lush Mediterranean island of Porquerolles off the French coast, Ellie has been hired to restore a memorial garden. She is unsettled by the bitterness of the garden's owner, an elderly woman who seems intent on undermining her. A vivid chronicle of love and loss in the fog of war.
Interweaving three narratives, a story of love, mystery, and murder during World War II follows three courageous women--an award-winning British landscape designer, a young, blind perfumer's apprentice, and a junior British intelligence officer.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062279668
0062279661
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm

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Jan 12, 2017

What an excellent book! Anyone who is interested in the French Resistance & secret British operations during WWII will love this work of fiction based on actual fact. Three short stories who ultimately are tied together. Couldn't put it down!!!

cayuga60 Sep 14, 2014

Beautifully written, holds the reader's attention right to the end. Not to be missed, especially for those interested in Provence and the WWII resistance.

SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

Three short novellas are woven together to create a WW2 saga.
This was a brilliantly written book, that
was a favorite for me and I think would be an excellent book club pick

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SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

Thy word is a lantern unto my feet and a light upon my path

SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

It was a time that marked us for life

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SpringAltman Jul 03, 2014

Three Novellas:
The Sea Garden,
The Lavendar Field, and
A shadow life tell the story of many, that are ultimately connected in an unexpected way.
It tells the story of a gifted garden cultivator, a blind girl helping in the French Resistance during WW2, and
a British WW2 double agent.
All three stories are woven together
brilliantly to create a great book.

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