Set during the second world war, The Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran is the story of Danielle Bretancourt who is a perfumer with a great talent for scents. The book takes the reader, and Danielle, on a journey from Europe to the United States as she tries to remake her life after a series of tragedies.
I love how strong Danielle was throughout the book. Most people would have crumbled under all the pressure but she rose to the occasion – and all without a man!! Don’t get me wrong, there are men in the story – and romance – but the fact that she didn’t need a man to get her life back together was a plus for me.
Jan Moran weaves a sweeping tale that could be described as “epic”. The characters are interesting, different and are a nice mixture that help give the story life. I really couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen with each and every one of them. I look forward to reading another book by this author.
I got this book from Netgalley for review in exchange for my honest review.