Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Mar 31, 2015 - Fiction - 384 pages

When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

There, through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph by commanding newcomer Jan Moran is one woman's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.

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User Review  - bgknighton - LibraryThing

Very well written, the story draws you in. The characters are interesting, the stories draw you in. As enticing as the scents Danielle creates. Read full review

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Received this as a free book in exchange for a review;. I started off really trying to like the story, and realized I was not into it, found it melodramatic and hard to believe. Yes its about love ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

JAN MORAN is the author of the books including Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list. As a fragrance and beauty expert, she has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, Instyle, and O Magazine, and has spoken before prestigious organizations, including The American Society of Perfumers. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business school and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers' Program, studying fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting.

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