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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

This action-packed epic novel features the charming perfumer Danielle who has to try to rescue her family from war-ravaged Poland, and choose between two men.  The novel includes atmospheric settings in Paris, London and Los Angeles and exciting scenes and a moving love story.

Jan Moran is a perfumer herself, so the descriptions of the scents which Danielle makes are authentic and interesting.  I especially enjoyed reading about them.

My only criticisms of the novel are that it involves too much action - it even begins with a shipwreck - and it is a bit lacrymose in one section.  However, I thought that it was an excellent first novel, and I'd like to read more of Jan Moran's fiction.

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