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Love & French Lavender
Smashwords Edition Copyright Louise Armstrong 2011
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On a hot summer’s afternoon, the stone farmhouse of Mas de la Lavande slumbers as deeply as any sensible French citizen taking a siesta. The soft, peach-coloured stone seems to settle itself comfortably and dream in the sunshine. I was inside, cool inside the thick walls, curled up on one of the shabby but comfortable sofas, and I have to admit that I was more or less dreaming as well.
I had been reading about the history of lavender, but when the telephone rang, I realised that the book was slipping between my fingers. I didn’t feel awake enough to get off the sofa or to speak to anyone. I yawned, caught up the book and tried to find my place.