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“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

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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.

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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 http://www.janmoranwrites.com. 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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