Village Books is pleased to welcome Gail Noble-Sanderson to the Virtual Readings Gallery! Order a copy of The Lavender Bees of Meuse and get it signed by the author!
Join us for an evening with one of our favorite local authors as she presents the third book in her Lavender Meuse trilogy. She'll be in conversation with her sister, Kathleen Noble, who created the beautiful cover art for all three books.
France, 1939. After many years enjoying her peaceful existence in northern France, Marie Durant Chagall, a rural nurse practitioner, is thrust once again into the conflict of war as the dark days of World War II bring untold challenges to the countryside of Meuse. Beside loss and sacrifice lie courage and ingenuity, and with the help and resilience of her close friends, Marie must decide what she is willing to risk in saving those unable to save themselves. The Lavender Bees of Meuse, the third novel from award-winning author Gail Noble-Sanderson, is an exquisite weave of historical fiction, romance, and suspense.
"The Lavender Bees of Meuse is a story of deep love, fervent hope, and crushing heartbreak. Like a summer afternoon, it invites you to settle in and stay a while."
Kelli Estes, USA Today bestselling-author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk and Today We Go Home.
"The Lavender Bees of Meuse is a well-researched tale of survival. Noble-Sanderson’s exquisite language opens a portal to the Nazi occupation of France and celebrates the triumph of goodness over tribulation. This story stays behind the battle lines in tiny Meuse, where people hide Jewish orphans, share meager foodstuffs, and quietly resist the German Commandant. Even the lavender bees strike against evil. A lovely read."
PJ Devlin, Award-winning author of Becoming Jonika and The Chamber.
Gail Noble-Sanderson is an award-winning author of historical fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband. The Lavender Bees of Meuse is her third book in the Lavender Meuse Trilogy.
Kathleen Noble is an educator who began her career as a high school art teacher and went on to become president of several colleges. During her career she traveled the world where she was able to draw & paint from her experiences. While living in Seattle, she began painting with watercolors to capture the misty mountains and seascapes of the Pacific Northwest. Kathy currently lives in Plano, TX, where she serves on the executive board of the ArtCentre of Plano.