Fiction Elizabeth Elgin A Scent of Lavender

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A Scent of Lavender

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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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Praise for Elizabeth Elgin’s previous novels:

‘A story of passion, faith and class in Yorkshire. Unforgettable characters.’
Daily Express

‘Rich and vibrant blockbuster of a novel, brimming with drama and romance.’
Manchester Evening News

'A poignant, powerful saga that will stay in your memory long after you've read it.'
Woman and Home

'Once again Elizabeth Elgin has used her personal knowledge to fill it with the vivid kind of detail to keep her readers happy.'
Yorkshire Evening Post

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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 Britain expects daily to be invaded, but the isolated Yorkshire hamlet of Nun Ainsty remains relatively untouched. That is until the Army arrives and everything is turned upside down, especially for Lorna Hatherwood.

Married to a man ten years her senior, Lorna's life has lacked excitement, but when she volunteers to read to blind soldiers at the nearby Manor, she cannot imagine how much it will suddenly change.

There, she meets handsome medical officer Ewan MacMillan and as they get increasingly close, Lorna realises is could spell disaster for them both.

Life takes another unexpected turn with the arrival of Land Girl, Ness Nightingale, who is billeted with Lorna. Ness is trying to forget a disastrous love affair, but soon she meets Mick Hardie, a conscientious objector, and has to remind herself that she had vowed never to trust another man…

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