When deprived of her most prized sense, Daphne discovers a life she never expected, right under her nose.
Daphne Sweeten has left Paris – and a career she loves – in order to marry a man she loves even more. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, Daphne’s left reeling. Trained as a professional “nose” or perfume creator, Daphne soon realizes that her sense of smell has somehow disappeared too.
In the days following she moves to Dayton, Ohio, to take on a job creating fragrances for household products. Without her sense of smell, she must rely on her chemistry skills, and hope her handsome new boss, Jesse Lightner, doesn’t notice before she can figure out how to get it back.
Despite her desire to return to Paris, she can’t deny the way Jesse makes her feel. But when Daphne approaches former contacts, she learns her missing ex-fiance has somehow snagged her old job.
As Daphne and Jesse work on a signature scent for their new line, she feels God at work in her life as never before. And the promise of what is possible is as fresh as the scent of rain.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing me a copy of this book for review!
I’ve only read one other book that really deals with scent, The Book of Lost Fragrances, and I loved the way that the scents were described — so much so that I could almost smell them through the book. When I saw The Scent of Rain on Booksneeze I was interested because it was written by Kristin Billerbeck who had contributed a story to the Christian romance novel, Smitten — and the main character was a perfume creator. It looked like an interesting read!
Unfortunately, the beautiful cover, the premise, and the characters weren’t enough to make me fall in love with this book. I’ve heard amazing things about Kristin Billerbeck’s writing — and I do agree that she is a great writer — but this book had too many things that pecked at me the whole time I was reading. Continue reading