The Book of Lost Fragrances
A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years. Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic... show more
A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years. Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company. In order to flee the pain of those remembrances--and of her mother's suicide--she moved to America. Now, fourteen years later she and her brother have inherited the company along with it's financial problems. But when Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing--leaving a dead body in his wake--Jac is plunged into a world she thought she'd left behind. Back in Paris to investigate her brother's disappearance, Jac becomes haunted by the legend the House of L'Etoile has been espousing since 1799. Is there a scent that can unlock the mystery of reincarnation - or is it just another dream infused perfume? The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense, moving from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. Jac's quest for the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.
Publish date: March 13th 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Time Travel
Series: The Reincarnationist (#4)
Scents and aromas can evoke memories of a time past. What if the memories and scenes which are triggered have no placement or bearing in your psyche? What if those memories were from a different lifetime, or from the lifetimes of others -- memories you want to have nothing to do with, but is your de...
A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Seduction by M.J. Rose to read and review, and I found I really enjoyed it. The novel was actually the fifth installment in a series called The Reincarnationist, and even though each book can be read as a one-shot, I'd learned that the pr...
Really a 2.5. This just didn't hold my interest. My least favorite in the series. It took me entirely too long to read. I had to put it down several times.
A great series well written with a fantastic plot!
made it to 70% before temporarily giving up...I enjoyed the previous 3 books in the series, but this one just seemed completely disconnected from them...