Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

She's a newlywed who is devastated to find her engraved cigarette lighter in another woman's purse.  No matter that the woman has a husband, Grace has one too.  She had that cigarette lighter home in her bedroom just the day before.  Her husband was having an affair! 

Harper sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

While Grace is still reeling from shock, she gets a letter that throws her out of balance even further:  Some woman in Paris has left her a large inheritance.  She doesn't even know who she is.  But visiting the attorney and learning about her will be easier than dealing with her husband.  So Grace goes to Paris.

The author has written this from two points of view:  Grace's and Eva's.  Eva's story is even more fascinating than Grace's.  Eva is Grace's mother; she's also a kept woman.  While Grace tries to learn more about Eva, she also learns some things about herself.  

I wasn't sure how much I'd like this story, but the author grabbed my attention right at the beginning and held it to the very last pages.  This was an excellent read and I'm going to keep my copy of this book for my permanent library.  Rereading it will only make it better.  Why not get a copy and see what you think?  I loved the ending!

Happy reading.

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