Wednesday, 14 October 2015

BOOK PROMO & REVIEW - The Perfumer's Secret by Fiona McIntosh

Title:  The Perfumer’s Secret

Author: Fiona McIntosh

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Date:  23 September 2015 


On the eve of the First World War, Fleurette, the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume house, is being forced to marry a man she loathes, Aimery De Lasset, head of the pre-eminent perfume manufacturer in France. It is only the cathedral bells tolling the rally to the frontlines on her wedding night that save her from sharing his bed.

When she receives a letter from Aimery's estranged brother warning against their union, Fleurette is left with the burden of a terrible secret. It is one that has the power to shatter the two families and their perfume empires once and for all.

The highly anticipated new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Lavender Keeper and The Last Dance.

The Perfumer's Secret
Trish's rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Fascinating Stars

What a rich historical tale of passion, duty, secrecy, love, perfumery and family scandal. Set in the Provence region of France during the Great War this story will totally fascinate you.

Fiona McIntosh writes a beautiful, engaging and vivid story about women finding strength through a difficult time, many hardships and the men who love them. I found while reading this story I was also getting a lesson in history. It was well researched and extremely well written.

I haven’t read many historical romances, but I must say; this story was extremely intriguing and educational.

This really was a beautiful, remarkable story. Full of family secrets, family duty, drama and romance - it leaves you wondering what it would have been like being a woman in 1915.

I was mesmerized by this story. Fleurette is a beautiful character. She envisions so much for her life. She is brave and patient hoping to one day have a part in the family business.

But what does the future hold for her? What are the challenges she faces?

I was pleasantly surprised with the Perfumer’s Secret. It was definitely an absorbing read.

Thank you to Penguin Random House Australia for providing an advanced reading copy.

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