Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran


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.


5 thoughts on “Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

  1. What a nice surprise to see your review! So glad you enjoyed Scent of Triumph! For book club readers, there are also questions to ponder in the back of the book, and a special guide to vintage perfume on my blog at Again, thank you for your review, and I’ll let you know when the next book is ready!

  2. I was just looking at this on Netgalley the other day. It does sound like my kind of read!

  3. Pingback: I love France #49: Book review: The Scent of Triumph | Words And Peace

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