The Rose Villa

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Head of Zeus, Feb 3, 2022 - France - 400 pages
From the French Riviera between the wars to a terrifying endgame in World War 2 Occupied France, a gripping story of doomed but triumphant love from the author of A Wedding in the Olive Garden. High above the Mediterranean, on the French Riviera, stands a beautiful pink stucco villa. Once a playground for the rich and glamorous, now - in the aftermath of World War 1 - it is a convalescent home for sick and wounded nurses. Here Scottish Flora Garvie is recovering from four traumatic years on the ambulance trains. And here she will meet again charismatic but troubled Kit Carlyle, a regimental chaplain who no longer believes in his calling and certainly doesn't believe himself worthy of Flora's love. Their dramatic rollercoaster of a story will take them through death, separation and war, until a terrifying game of cat and mouse in Occupied France seals their fate.

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About the author (2022)

Leah Fleming found her true calling as a storyteller after careers in teaching, catering, running a market stall, stress management courses in the NHS as well as being a mother of four. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales but spends part of the year marinating her next tale on her favourite island of Crete. @LeahleFleming

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