If you’ve sped your way through The Crown and are looking for another historical drama fix to sink your teeth into, The Lily and The Rose is going to fast become your next obsession.
It has all the ingredients of a classic page turner – romance, war and high society extravagance and will have you hooked from page one.
The novel follows the story of Australian heiress Sophie Higgs, who was introduced in Jackie French’s first novel of the series: Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies.
Set in the 1920s, Sophie, a recent graduate from Miss Lily’s ‘school of charm’, risks her own life to save those struggling with the aftermath of the war.
Torn between three men, Sophie puts her life in danger as she crosses the world to save Nigel, Earl of Shillings and Miss Lily.
If you’re a fan of period pieces, this is one you won’t be able to put down. You’ll fall in love with the strong female lead, Sophie, and the dramatic storyline that follows her bravery through war-stricken times.
The Lily and The Rose is a firm reminder why Jackie French is one of Australia’s most loved authors. Pick up a copy of the novel here.