The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2012
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A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author!

A Secret Worth Dying For...

Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother's suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality, and author.

When her brother, Robbie--who's taken over the House of L'Etoile from their father--contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she's skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret--leaving a dead body in his wake--Jac is plunged into a world she thought she'd left behind.

Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie's disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra's time. Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it's not only worth living's worth killing for, too.

The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of Perfume with the heartbreaking beauty of The Time Traveler's Wife , coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atria Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781451621303
Branch Call Number: FIC Rose 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 370 p


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StratfordLibrary Mar 28, 2018

Blind Date with a Book 2018 comment: "Very intriguing concepts. A bit slow to start, but quite exciting near the end."

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StratfordLibrary Mar 28, 2018

Blind Date with a Book 2018 comment: "Very intriguing concepts. A bit slow to start, but quite exciting near the end."

rowanquincy Mar 21, 2015

Loved this book from beginning to end. Interesting historical details about perfume making. The characters were intriguing, and I kept reading to find out how it would end. Fourth in a series, but I hadn't read any of the others and it was fine as a standalone book. I do plan on reading the rest of the series.

mrsgail5756 Jul 06, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

sunny143 Jul 04, 2012

An interesting mystery that tells the story of reincarnation all the way back to ancient Egypt.

Jun 10, 2012

It was an amazing novel. Short chapters was a bonus, but I had such a hard time putting the book down, it was irrelevant. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but it was an overall success. It has been the first book Ive actually ever completed, during and since highschool.

debwalker Feb 06, 2012

Indie Next pick for March and has received glowing reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, which named it one of the 10 best mystery/thrillers for the spring.

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