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The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose
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Mar 13, 2012

really liked it
Read from March 30 to April 06, 2012

4.0 out of 5 stars - Ames soeurs...a scent of Soul Mates

At the heart of this suspense novel is the pervasive theme of fragrance. From the archeological finds in Cleopatra's Egypt to present day France, the characters are steeped in the passion of the art of perfumery. Legend or fact: a special concoction that can trigger past-life memories?

Robbie L'Etoile believes that he has made a remarkable discovery and contacts his sister, Jac, inviting her to return home to the family perfumery - the House of L'Etoile - to verify his find. When Robbie goes missing, Jac must join forces with a man she'd loved and lost years ago, Griffin North, to find her brother and solve the mystery of the lost fragrance.

The story also addresses the topics of China's atheist control of Tibet, reincarnation, and the Dalai Lama. It is obvious that the author has done extensive research on the historical and scientific aspects involving perfume making from ancient times to present day. The shifts back and forth in time and point of view provide glimpses into the past.

I really enjoyed reading the novel and would recommend it. I cannot end this book review without also urging each one who would read it to also obtain a sample of the perfume that was specially designed by Joya to accompany release of this novel. The scent, aptly named Ames Soeurs, was created by Frederick Bouchardy. If you'd like to know more about it, please visit MJ Rose's web site. I LOVE IT and can't wait until it's available to purchase (promised May 2012).
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