The Book of Lost Fragrances (Paperback)

By M. J. Rose

Atria Books, 9781451621488, 370pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013

March 2012 Indie Next List

“<em>The Book of Lost Fragrances</em> takes the reader on a aromatic carpet ride from Egypt to New York City to China to Paris and back again through the ages, involving a secret people would kill for. Cleopatra believed a fragrance could enable one to remember past lives. Today, China has forbidden Tibetans from exploring their belief in reincarnation to the extant that the boy chosen by the Dalai Lama has disappeared. At the same time Jac L'Etoile, daughter of the famous Paris perfume manufacturer has visions of past lives and lovers. Their stories are connected by a two thousand year-old fragrance. A sensuous thriller combined with a heartbreaking love story and a modern dilemma for a country under siege.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Description

A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author

A Secret Worth Dying For.

Jac L'Etoile is plunged into a world she thought she'd left behind when her brother, coheir to their father's storied French perfumery, makes an earthshattering discovery in the family archives, and then suddenly goes missing--leaving a dead body in his wake. In Paris to investigate his disappearance, Jac becomes haunted by the legend of the House of L'Etoile. If there is an ancient perfume developed in Cleopatra's time that holds the power to unlock memories of past lives, possessing it is not only worth living for...it's worth killing for, too.

Fusing history, passion, and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris, this marvelous, spellbinding novel comes to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.
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