The Book of Lost Fragrances
The Renincarnationist Series - Book 4
Author: M. J. Rose
Publisher: Atria Books (March 13, 2012)
Hardcover with 384 pages
About the Book:
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.
Flawlessly blending mystery, historical fiction and romance, M. J. Rose has again written a captivating story that transports the reader back in time. She pens a brilliant story focused around a fragrance that is guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of their seat.
All of Rose's characters have a depth and reality that one can identify and build a "relationship" with. With these relationships, it makes it bittersweet when one finally finishes the story. You need to know how it's going to end - but you don't want it to end.
Although this is book number 4 of the Renincarnationist series, I found that "The Book of Lost Fragrances" was easily read as a stand alone, but be warned - after reading this one, you will want to get the rest of the series!
Warning: This is a sensual story and deals with the subjection of reincarnation.
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About the Author:
Authorbuzz.com. The television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose's novels in the Renincarnationist series. She is one of the founding board members of International Thriller Writers and runs the blog- Buzz, Balls & Hype. She is also the co-founder of Peroozal.com and BookTrib.com.
Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.
For more information on M.J. Rose and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You can also find her on Facebook.