Giveaway: The Perfume Garden by Kate Lord Brown

Passages to the Past is pleased to be hosting a giveaway of The Perfume Garden by Kate Lord Brown as part of her virtual tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours! 

The Perfume GardenPublication Date: April 1, 2013 
Corvus Publishing 
Paperback; 512p 
ISBN-10: 1848879342 

The Perfume Garden combines the gripping storytelling of Kate Morton with the evocative settings of Victoria Hislop to tell this sumptuous story of lost love and family secrets set between modern day Valencia and the Spanish Civil War. High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco's forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled, the garden, laden with orange blossom, grown wild. Emma Temple is the first to unlock its doors in seventy years. Guided by a series of letters and a key bequeathed in her mother's will, she has left her job as London's leading perfumier to restore this dilapidated villa to its former glory. It is the perfect retreat: a wilderness redolent with strange and exotic scents, heavy with the colours and sounds of a foreign time. But for her grandmother, Freya, a British nurse who stayed here during Spain's devastating civil war, Emma's new home evokes terrible memories. As the house begins to give up its secrets, Emma is drawn deeper into Freya's story: one of crushed idealism, lost love, and families ripped apart by war. She soon realises it is one thing letting go of the past, but another when it won't let go of you. 

About the Author

Kate Lord Brown 1Kate grew up in the wild and beautiful Devon countryside. After studying philosophy at Durham University and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, she worked as an international art consultant, curating collections for embassies and palaces in Europe and the Middle East. She is married to a pilot, and lives with her family in Qatar. Her debut novel 'The Beauty Chorus' was inspired by the many hours she spent on airfields in the UK, and the experiences of pilots in her family during WW2. Her second novel about the Spanish Civil War, 'The Perfume Garden', draws upon the years she lived in Spain, and will be published in paperback in April 2013 by Atlantic. 

For more information please visit Kate's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also check out the Facebook and Pinterest page for The Perfume Garden. 


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  1. I also shared your giveaway on my Facebook page!

  2. Fingers crossed for this one! It sounds really great and who doesn't love a SIGNED copy!!!

  3. Ohhh it sounds so haunting, I love it

  4. Thanks for this giveaway. This book sounds awesome!

  5. Thank you for making this an international giveaway!

  6. When I read the description of this book The Perfume Garden by Kate, I really wanted to know more about her heroine Emma. I love historical romance specially if it concerns women. It's seems like a great summer read! wow 512 pages!I like the cover, it's pretty! I have a profile on Goodreads, and I would gladly write a review of this book yet to be discovered!Thank you for this beautiful giveaway.

  7. Thank you for hosting, Amy. Good luck to you all!


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