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Wow. Who would have thought I would have loved a book that focuses on perfume? And have read it in less than 2 days when it’s over 400 pages?
Sometimes, I get scared of novels that are over 350 pages and wonder why on earth they are so long! But The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro was such a pleasant surprise. I could have read 400 more pages of it, to be honest.
The story is told in two pieces: Every other chapter tells either Grace or Eva’s story.
Grace (story told in the 1950s) all of a sudden finds out that she is the sole inheritor of a massive fortune, but has no idea why she was chosen to inherit anything since she doesn’t even know the woman (Eva) who died.
Eva’s story is told in the 1920s, and is even more interesting, as she started out very poor and was able to make a unique name for herself. Eventually, we do find out why Eva chose Grace.
Throughout the story, the making of perfume is woven into the novel, and honestly not only does it work, but it’s not boring at all!
I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed The Perfume Collector and will look for more books by the author in the future. It’s definitely one to read, so don’t be scared off by the length! Great choice, SheReads Book Pickers!
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