Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Spotlight: The Perfume Collector

Last month I just wasn't feeling The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley and did not finish. It was the July selection for She Reads, but......I did not post a review. I was kind of indifferent about it. Time to time that might happen. That's not the case with the August selection, The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro.

Except......I've already read it. I did love the book!!! I'm a sucker for historical fiction.

Here's a little snippet of what I said in my review of  The Perfume Collector:

"The life of newlywed Grace Monroe is in a state of flux. She's having trouble fitting into the 1950s London social scene. She doesn't know the right thing to say or do. She wants a life that isn't all about her husband. Grace is thinking about getting a job, but her friend Mallory tries to dissuade her. Grace isn't supposed to want anything for herself. She is supposed to attend society parties, look pretty on her husband's arm, and start a family. Is something wrong with Grace because she wants more out of life? I guess it was during this time period."

This book reminded me a lot of M.J. Rose's reincarnationist series. Like Rose's books, Tessaro's writing is a trip for the senses. I was really immersed in this book. So it's definitely worth reading. Check it out!!


  1. Thank you for saying that - what is interesting is I read and loved The Perfume Collector:)

  2. You're welcome!! I loved your books too.