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The Book of Lost Fragrances: A Novel of Suspense    by M. J. Rose order for
Book of Lost Fragrances
by M. J. Rose
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Atria, 2012 (2012)
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* * *   Reviewed by Wanda Plourde

Jac L'Etoile lives in America, trying to live a normal life, and has a show on television about mythology. She is also running away from her past - hallucinations and dreams have always plagued her. Jac has been in therapy most of her life, after her mother committed suicide. She grew up as heiress to a perfume factory, surrounded by exotic scents.

Now Jac must return to France. Her brother Robbie has gone missing and is a possible murder suspect. He had found pottery shards, and was trying to unmask the secret they held - a perfume that actually might cause people to remember past lives, proof that reincarnation is real.

When Jac reaches Paris, she finds that the one she had loved and lost is there too, someone she wished to forget but couldn't. Reunited, Jac and Griffin North try to unravel the mysteries and secrets of the L'Etoile family, only to find themselves immersed in danger. There are others who want the shards of pottery at any cost.

Intrigue, suspence, murder and romance circle around this well written piece. One minute you are in the present and the next in the past looking through someone else's eyes and feeling what they are feeling. This book will take you on a journey like no other, fiction mixed with historical facts, combined with a complex love story. All the emotions surface will reading The Book of Lost Fragrances.

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