Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Year of Mysterious Giveaways: March 2012

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J Rose

I've only read M.J. Rose's novels, not her mystery/thrillers. These all sound fascinating. I had a chance to meet her last year at BEA and get a signed copy of The Hypnotist.

I've seen this book circulating around the blogosphere and have read some wonderfully passionate reviews. I am happy to have an extra ARC of this to give away to one of you.

Here's the description from Goodreads:

A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra—and lost for 2,000 years.

Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company. In order to flee the pain of those remembrances—and of her mother’s suicide—she moves to America, leaving the company in the hands of her brother Robbie. But when Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing—leaving a dead body in his wake—Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind.

Back in Paris to investigate her brother’s disappearance, Jac discovers a secret the House of L’Etoile has been hiding since 1799: a scent that unlocks the mysteries of reincarnation. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense, moving from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. Jac’s quest for the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.

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Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child

6 comments:

Carol N Wong said...

Historical fiction and mystery are my very most favorite genres. This books sounds like a dream. I would really love to read it.

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Marie said...

I'd love to win this. bibliophile at bostonbibliophile.com. I'm a follower!

Ann said...

The cover alone is enough to draw me in. Definitely on the TBR pile.

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Ann said...

The cover alone is enough to draw me in. Definitely on the TBR list.

summergal05(at)gmail(dot)com

skkorman said...

Sounds like a great read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! I'm a GFC follower (skkorman).

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karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

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