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Spanish Lavender

Joan Fallon

Category: Romance, Drama

In this poignant love story during the Spanish Civil War, a young English woman is alone in the devastated city of Málaga, where she makes friends and falls in love with Juan, an idealistic Spaniard. Together they flee from the advancing enemy troops, but Juan is wounded and they become separated. She doesn’t know if he is alive or dead…

A riveting read of passion and love.

In this tragic love story set in the Spanish Civil War, we meet Elizabeth, a young English girl who decides to remain in Spain when the rest of her family return to the peace of England. Alone in the devastated city of Málaga, she makes friends with two young men, Juan, an idealistic Spaniard and Alex, a pragmatic Englishman. Together they make their escape from the war-torn city along the coast to Álmeria. Amongst the death and carnage she falls in love with Juan, only to lose him shortly afterwards when he is badly wounded. Believing he is dead she returns to England with Alex, whom she later marries.

Seventy years later, Elizabeth’s granddaughter is left a legacy from her grandfather, a legacy that opens a Pandora’s box of secrets and lies, which she can only unravel by returning to Spain.

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