Friday, July 27, 2012
In her newest release, Kristin Billerbeck tackles that very question, as she crafts a story around Daphne Sweeten - a professional perfume creator, who loses her sense of smell on the day she is left jilted at the altar.
A loss of marriage, beloved job, a city she adores, and even her sense of smell.
Daphne is facing a lot of loss and disappointment.
She also finds herself working with Jesse (her new boss) to create household products for Gibraltar Products.
While she wants to succeed in her new job, she really wants to fix her nose and return to Paris.
In the end though, Daphne finds God (and love) in an unexpected way - and discovers a "promise of what's possible is as fresh as the scent of rain."
In The Scent of Rain, Billerbeck has created an interesting tale. I'll admit, it's a fun read, but not a light read.
I picked it up as a diversion during a busy week.I'll be honest. It took a bit of brain power to read this novel - in fact, I found myself re-reading the dialogue in order to pick up the nuances Billerbeck weaves through out the book.
It was good. More than mind candy, it's a novel that you can sink your teeth into. Think of it as a really nice appetizer - that will make you hungry for more of Billerbeck's work.
On a scale of one to five, I give it a respectful three. It's one of the first books I've read by Billerbeck (with the exception of the young adult Daisy Crispin novels). I find her humorous and creative. I think you'll find it a fun, light read - with depth. She's not my favorite author, but I'll definitely give her a second look!
More About The Author
Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants and Perfectly Dateless.
A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. She lives with her family in northern California. You can read more about her at: http://www.kristinbillerbeck.com/
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Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by BookSneeze's blogger program. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.