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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

My Thoughts:

Imagine being left at the alter on your wedding day.  Not only that, but none of the groom's friends or family show up.  The Scent of Rain starts off with poor Daphne Sweeten at the lowest point in her life. Thankfully, her best friend is by her side and whisks her away from the heartbreaking scene.  Daphne's next problem, which she discovers soon after the wedding, is that she's lost her sense of smell.  This is quite the dilemma because Daphne is a "nose"- her career is creating perfume!  What ensues is a map cap adventure to regain her sense of smell without letting her new boss realize that she can't smell a thing.  Problems arise when she is unable to smell a gas leak, uses salt in her coffee, gets lip injections from a sketchy physician, and more!  The Scent of Rain is absolutely charming and you'll root for Daphne every step of the way.  Mark, Daphne's fiance, was absolutely despicable (I wanted to hunt him down myself!) and Jesse, Daphne's boss, is incredibly frustrating at times but the potential for a happy ending kept me reading.  Grace and faith in the Lord save the day.  Kristin Billerbeck's writing echoes the longings of the heart without being syrupy sweet.  Humor and love walk hand in hand in this engaging story!

More about The Scent of Rain:

When deprived of her most prized sense, Daphne discovers a life she never expected, right under her nose.
Daphne Sweeten has left Paris – and a career she loves – in order to marry a man she loves even more. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, Daphne’s left reeling. Trained as a professional “nose” or perfume creator, Daphne soon realizes that her sense of smell has somehow disappeared too.
In the days following she moves to Dayton, Ohio, to take on a job creating fragrances for household products. Without her sense of smell, she must rely on her chemistry skills, and hope her handsome new boss, Jesse Lightner, doesn’t notice before she can figure out how to get it back.
Despite her desire to return to Paris, she can’t deny the way Jesse makes her feel. But when Daphne approaches former contacts, she learns her missing ex-fianc√© has somehow snagged her old job.
As Daphne and Jesse work on a signature scent for their new line, she feels God at work in her life as never before. And the promise of what is possible is as fresh as the scent of rain.

Kristin Billerbeck is the author of more than 30 novels, including "What a Girl Wants" and the Ashley Stockingdale and Spa Girls Series. She is a fourth-generation Californian, who loves her state and the writing fodder it provides. Learn more atwww.KristinBillerbeck.com

*I was given a copy of The Scent of Rain from Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

Tristan said...

wow! that sounds like such a plot..lol..so much going on..awesome!!
i have yet to dive into the book you last sent..so saving this on my list!!