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This review is from: The Lantern (Paperback)
An engrossing read, rich in the scents and sights of Provence. If you want to lose yourself in a book this summer, this could be the one for you, with romance, a hint of dark suspense, a mystery and a nod to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
It isn't Rebecca, actually (though that's one of the points of the novel), but a lovely weave of a past story of a run-down house in the South of France and the present-day experiences of a book-reading heroine, "Eve". In between her fertile imaginings and the very real fears she has to face, there are great vistas of lavender fields and hill-top villages, and tiny telling details about perfume and music, psychological insight and the possibilities of spirits. The writing is beautiful and I was utterly enchanted and gripped.