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The Perfume Collector: A Novel

The Perfume Collector: A Novel

ISBN: 0062257838

Title: The Perfume Collector: A Novel

Author: Kathleen Tessaro

KDL Description:

Read what happens when Grace discovered she has inherited a fortune from an unknown woman. This post-WWII novel is set in Paris and England. The intriguing story has so many implications from who the wealthy benefactress is and why Grace inherits the fortune continuing on to questions of what Grace will do and how her life will change now that she is independently wealthy.
—Michelle at KDL’s Service Center

Amazon Description:

A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility.

Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor.

Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.

The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.