Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Spotlight: Scent of Triumph

Out now, Scent of Triumph, a historical novel set during World War II. Learn more and check out book reviews at France Book Tours -- and be sure to check out the international giveaway below.

Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume And Passion
Jan Moran
St. Martin’s Press, 384 pages
When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

There, through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph by commanding newcomer Jan Moran is one woman's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.


  1. I can't think of any other novels I've read that feature perfume. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I loved The Perfume Collector, another book about perfumes -- so fun when authors tackle other sensory experiences in print!

  3. I have not read any other perfume focused stories but I am interested in the subject. It seems so complex!

  4. thanks for posting this spotlight. Emma at FBT