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Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire smooth and brown as a sunning snake but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface This is where Framboise a secretive widow named after a raspberry liueur plies h. Five uarters of the Orange by Janne Harris is one of those novels that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page 45 Star RatingSet in a small town in rural France during the the Second World War this novel tells the story of a young girl by the name Framboise Dartigen and how during the occupation of the town this young girl befriends a German Soldier and what appears to be a harmless friendship turns into something which both her family and the town will never forget for years to comeThe story is extremely well told and I loved how Harris writes in two time periods without confusing the reader one takes place in the present day and concentrates on the widowed Fromboise and the other story takes place in the past when the children are young and we learn through the eyes of Framboise what happened in Les Laveuses This is not a novel about the Second World War and does not focus on facts or figures or the details of history that some people might prefer for me I have read a lot of books on the history of the war and I love my history books but this book tells a story all its own where the characters and the setting give the reader a sense of time and place and I found this a very atmospheric novel that I just wanted to finish in one goThe writing is beautiful and while the first 100 pages are slow paced there is always a sense from the author's writing that she is building you up for a great story We were always raised to keep things to ourselves It isn't a habit which can be easily broken I loved so much about this book and really wish I had read it as a book club read as there is so much to discuss here Its one of those books that you find out about once you finish it when you think over all its twists and turns

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Five Quarters of the OrangeEr culinary trade at the creperie and lets her memory play strange gamesInto this world comes the threat of revelation as Frambroise's nephew a profiteering Parisian attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recip. I am head over heels in love with this book Only a terrific author can write about something as appalling as war and occupation and uneccesary death but yet make you feel so alive and carefree whilste reading it The prose was as mouthwatering succulent and juicy as the food in the book and I wanted to be there Yes I wanted to run down to the Loire and swim and splash and yell and hang upsidedown from trees overhanging the river and race through sun soaked fields and pick fruit in the orchards I wanted to sneak off on the back of bike to the nearest village to watch a film in the cinema unbeknown to my mother I wanted to set traps in the Loire and catch fish and I wanted to go to market on a Thursday morning and sell home made pastries And all this under German occupation Only a talented author can make you feel like that while telling the story of something far sinisterThis is a book about an old woman who comes back to the village of her childhood but can't allow the villagers to find out who she really is Aged nine Framboise and her family has to make a hasty exit from Les Laveuses and now she can't allow them to know the truth of who she really is and also what really happnened back in 1942 The book is as sumptuous as it is teasing with bits of information that allows the reader to peice all the fragments together over the course of the story and lead us to the final catastrophic momentsI adored this book; it was ripe tangy and a feast for the senses I want to read it all over again But if not it has made me hungry and now I need to go and raid the fridge

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Free download µ Five Quarters of the Orange 106 ☆ Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire smooth and brown as a sunning snake but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface This is where Framboise a secretive widow named after a raspberry liueur plies her culinary trade at the creperie and lets her memory playEs she has inherited from her mother a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers of Les Laveuses As the split blood of a tragic wartime childhood flows again exposure beckons for Framboise the widow with an invented past. Under the shroud of a new identity an aging woman returns to her childhood town She opens a café and reopens the wounds of her past In German occupied France 9 year old Framboise and her brother and sister secretly befriend a German soldier and trade secrets for black market goods Using the black market oranges to provoke her mother’s migraine headaches Framboise torments the woman and ensures herself unsupervised time with the soldier The friendship spurs a series of events which affect the lives of the family and their neighborsNow with the perspective of age and through the encrypted recipe bookjournal left to her by her mother Framboise learns of the events from her mother’s perspective and unravels the mystery that has haunted her and shaped her lifeSomewhat dark at times this complex story is layered with symbolism and has the ability to haunt you long after you have finished reading There are so many subtleties and nuances it would make a great book club read