The Book of Lost Fragrances: A Novel of Suspense
Atria Books, 2012/03/13 - 370 ページ
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 for . . . it’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.
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Review: The Book of Lost Fragrances (The Reincarnationist #4)ユーザー レビュー - Kristine - Goodreads
It's a pity this book didn't come with scratch 'n sniff fragrances. I can hardly think of a book so dominated by the sense of smell, but should that be such a surprise for something titled THE BOOK OF ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Book of Lost Fragrances (The Reincarnationist #4)ユーザー レビュー - Hope - Goodreads
Honestly, I just wasn't impressed with this book! I tried to get all excited about it! I really did! I checked it out 4 times from the library before I got to read it, I was that determined. Alas ... レビュー全文を読む