Thursday, April 10, 2014

a novel set in all of my favorite places.

London socialite by marriage, Grace Munroe just doesn't fit in her life filled with glamorous parties and a loveless marriage. So when she was sent a letter claiming that she inherited property in Paris from a complete stranger named Eva d'Orsey, Grace jumped at the chance travel to France and straighten things out.

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro is set in 1955 with Grace's journey to find out the truth behind her strange inheritance. The author uses flashbacks to introduce us to Eva and her life in New York, Monte Carlo, Paris and London beginning in the 1920's. So we learn about Eva as Grace uncovers her secrets and figures out how an old perfume shop in Paris has the power to change her life. Beautifully writing by Tessaro, I was totally engaged throughout.

"we shouldn't judge too harshly, in the end, the sins of others."

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