The Scent of Rain
Daphne Sweeten left Paris--and a job she loved--to marry the man of her dreams in the U.S. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, she's left reeling and senseless. Literally. She's been trained as a perfume creator and now her sense of smell has disappeared along with her fiance.
She has to fi...more
The synopsis: Daphne arrives at the church in her Monique Lhuillier gown to marry her beloved Mark, for whom she has given up her job as a perfumer, a professional "nose" – in Paris. He was unable to find work in France – for various reasons which become clear later – and so she has flown home to marry in t...more
In between those books, I sometimes find I need a palate cleanser. Light, easy reading that takes very little effort or time to enjoy. This book filled that role admirably.
Daphne Sweeten (the sweetly punny last name was a little unnecessar...more
In her newest release, Kristin Billerbeck tackles that very question, as she crafts a story around Daphne Sweeten - a professional perfume creator, who loses her sense of smell on the day she is left jilted at the altar.
A loss of marriage, beloved job, a city she adores, and even her sense of smell.
Daphne is facing a lot of loss and disappointment.
She also finds herself working with Jesse (her new boss) to create hous...more
Daphne, stood up at the alter, finds herself taking a new job in Ohio as a "nose" for a company that focuses on making household products that are pleasing to smell while doing the intended job. Alas, Daphne has lost her...more
The over-abundance of office politics at Gibraltar was too much for my taste, and I just couldn't bring myself to be excited about the relationship between Daphne and Jesse. I know there was supposed to be an attraction between the two characters, but I had a hard time seeing why. Jesse's constant attempts at convincing Daphne to leave the company in order to...more
What’s worse than showing up for your wedding and the groom is a no-show? How about losing your sense of smell when you’re a professional nose! Daphne Sweeten left her dream job in a Paris perfumery to get married because there were no available jobs for her fiancé, Mark Goodsmith, in Paris. After their wedding, Mar...more
"The Scent of Rain" is about Daphne Sweeten, a professional nose who has been trained in Paris and comes back to the United States to get married. As bad luck would have it, her groom fails to show up. In the meantime, she has alread...more
Unfortunately, Daphne is left at the altar, and shortly after, her sense of smell mysteriously disappears. After being stood up, Daphne’s self-worth and self-confidence disappear, as well.
What should Dahpne do? Should s...more
The premise of a formally traine...more
"When deprived of her most prized sense, Daphne discovers a life she never expected, right under her nose.
Daphne Sweeten has left Paris – and a career she loves – in order to marry a man she loves even more. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, Daphne’s left reeling. Trained as a professional “nose” or perfume creator, Daphne soon realizes that her sense of smell has somehow disappeared too.
In the days following she moves to Dayton, Ohio, to take on...more
I was drawn to this book because of the unique subject matter. I was excited to see a heroine with a unique career. Unfortunately, I...more
Can this really be happening? She has given up a prestigious career in the perfume industry in Paris to take a j...more
Jesse Lightner is a middle manag...more
Pulling herself up by her bootstraps, or comfortable s...more
Daphne feels that her life is "right on track" until her fiancee leaves her standing at the altar. And not only did she leave her wonderful job, a job she loves and a place she loved but now her sense of smell has walked out one her too. Her sense of smell is her lifeline. Her job! And now what does she have?!?
At her ne...more
Author: Kristin Billerbeck
Published By: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
"The Scent of Rain" by Kristin Billerbeck was indeed a enjoyable read .... the storyline was definitely unique...of one losing their ability to smell...being left at the altar...what had happened to the missing groom? ... meeting someone due to a new job location (Jesse)...and most of all I really enjoyed the christian element that was there throughout this won...more
Jesse left his job at Procter & Gamble to work at Gibraltar in hopes that he would have more time with his son Ben. He knows that the company does not have funds or the need for a "nose" but it seems his boss has set out to cause him to fail...more
Daphne Sweeten has left Paris - and a career she loves - in order to marry a man she loves even more. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, Daphne's left reeling. Trained as a professional "nose" or perfume creator, Daphne soon realizes that her sense of smell has somehow disappeared too.
In the days following she moves to Dayton, Ohio, to take on a job creating fragrances for househ...more
This story was cute, funny, quirky and romantic. It did have a couple of twists in it that kind of surprised me. The ending was a little predictable, BUT as I have said in the past - that does not bother me! I like my books to end the way I want them to and this one did! So again - Perfect! LOL
The character developme...more
I’ve only read one other book that really deals with scent, The Book of Lost Fragrances, and I loved the way that the scents were described — so much so that I could almost smell them through the book. When I saw The Scent of Rain on Booksneeze I was interested because it was written by Kristin Billerbeck who had contributed a story to the Christian romance novel, Smitten — and the main character was a perfume creator. It looked like an interesting read!
Kristin Billerbeck is the queen of Christian chick lit, and this one won’t disa...more
Jesse was the knight in shining armor kind of guy. The perfect guy to swoop in and save Daphne from herself (and her broken sniffer).
The book moved at a pretty slow pace. In music I'd call it Andante. Walking speed. There...more
Daphne met and fell in love with Mark. The truth about Mark came out after he and his family never showed up at their wedding. In response, Daphne and her bridesmaids ate the top of the wedding cake, took her signature perfume scent she had created as party favors, and the job waiting for her in Dayton, Ohio.
What I loved about Daphne...more
My only complaint about the book is the ending. I felt like it dropped off the edge and wrapped up neatly in the epilogue. I wished there was more to the story inbetween instead of how the book ended...but I guess that would have created a very long book. :)
I received a copy of this book fro...more
The work place environment back drop wasn't really impressing me or causing me to want to read on either. I don't really want to read about work disasters and meetings. Plus the situations were just too mushy a...more
The only thing she feels right now is humiliated. It is as is she is in a daze unable to move. So many things are racing through her mind.
Had she not seen this coming?
He was so attentive and told her he loved her.
Her father bought them a house and they were suppose to move into it after the honeymoon.
What about the new job they were suppose to start?
I grew up with a strong sense of justice. I simply knew the way things should be. And since I’m not smart enough to be a district attorney, I am a novelist. My childhood was slightly confusing. I blame my parents for this. Oh heck, I’m going to blame them for everything. I think I would have turned out normal if it weren’t for them.
Okay, probably not. I am a fourth-g...more