Synopses & Reviews
When Framboise Simon returns to a small village on the banks of the Loire, the locals do not recognize her as the daughter of the infamous woman they hold responsible for a tragedy during the German occupation years ago. But the past and present are inextricably entwined, particularly in a scrapbook of recipes and memories that Framboise has inherited from her mother. And soon Framboise will realize that the journal also contains the key to the tragedy that indelibly marked that summer of her ninth year. . . .
Set in occupied wartime France, this is the story of a successful woman whose carefully constructed and hidden past threatens to be exposed by her profiteering nephew.
The latest title from the bestselling author of "Chocolat" and "Blackberry Wine". Black Swan are planning a major outdoor campaign and colour advertising in national newspapers ranging from the "Guardian" to the "Daily Mail".