In October 1976, Balsamine joins a prestigious Parisian high school so that her heavy past will not stop her succeeding in her studies and future plans. Shy and unassuming, she tries to hide her secrets and her background, but did not count on meeting Ernest, a provocative and strangely attractive boy, nor Chantal, with her angular figure and low punches, nor the Préjean twins, who turn out to be her most faithful allies.
Faced by the onset of her first teenage emotions and the hardships of adult life, Balsamine has to decide who she wants to be, choosing between the strict moral code of her time and her dreams of freedom and love.
Originally from the Paris region, Marianne Clogenson grew up in Provence. She is passionate about music, imagining it in colour, form and movement, and accordingly set out on a thirteen-year career as a dance animator. After becoming a full-time mother, she turned to her other passion: literature. This lover of the arts in all forms enjoys taking readers into her world of fantasy
Key Sales Points
– An addictive novel that holds us spellbound until the very last page.
– Carefully written to delicately describe the passage from adolescence to adulthood, and successfully embellish a beautiful love story with the pleasures of a scented stroll through the land of fragrance.