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A Scent of Lavender By Elizabeth Elgin

A Scent of Lavender
by Elizabeth Elgin

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Lorna Hatherwood, a middle-class housewife, lives close to Dickon's Wood. She is sheltered from her emotions by marriage to a dull husband, ten years her senior. Then the Army arrives and Lorna's restricted life expands as she catches the roving eye of a handsome young medical officer.
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A Scent of Lavender Summary

A Scent of Lavender by Elizabeth Elgin

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 realizes it 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 she soon meets Mick Hardie, a conscientious objector, and has to remind herself that she had vowed never to trust another man...

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A Scent of Lavender Reviews

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

About Elizabeth Elgin

Elizabeth Elgin served in the WRNS during the Second World War. She met her husband on board a submarine depot ship. A keen gardener, she has two daughters and five grandsons and lives in a village in the Vale of York.

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A Scent of Lavender by Elizabeth Elgin
Elizabeth Elgin
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HarperCollins Publishers
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