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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
Could it be that the life Daphne's always wanted is right under her nose?
Daphne Sweeten left Parisand a job she lovedto marry the man of her dreams in the U.S. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, she's left reeling and senseless. Literally. She's been trained as a perfume creator and now her sense of smell has disappeared along with her fiancé.
She has to figure out why her nose isn't working, fix it, and get back to Paris. Meanwhile, she'll rely on her chemistry skills and just hope her new boss at Gibraltar Products, Jesse, doesn't notice her failing senses. They'll be working together on household fragrances, not posh perfumes. How hard can it be?
As Daphne and Jesse work on a signature scent for their new line, she feels God at work as never before. And the promise of what's possible is as fresh as the scent of rain.
"Witty and upbeat" Library Journal
DMSELFAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Sassy and SmartSeptember 18, 2017DMSELFAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 51: I want this book so that I can read it time and time again. (I borrowed a copy from the Marion Public Library).
2: The main character's name is Daphne. The perfect name, in my opinion.
3: The smell of rain is my favorite scent. Nothing smells as peaceful or as refreshing as the smell of falling rain.
And no other chick-lit book seems as refreshing as Billerbeck's The Scent of Rain. The main character was an utter delight: smart, sassy, and sensitive.
The Christian aspects were natural and authentic.
The pace never bogged down or seemed rushed.
To me, this became the ultimate Christian Chick-lit romance novel.
By the time I turned that last page I was smiling and felt as though all cares were taken from me. And that is how a book is suppose to make you feel!
DUCKgirlAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5December 12, 2012DUCKgirlAge: 25-34Gender: femaleThe Scent of Rain
The Scent of Rain
By Kristin Billerbeck
When deprived of her most prized sense, Daphne discovers a life she never expected, right under her nose.
Daphne Sweeten has left Paris - and a career she loves - in order to marry a man she loves even more. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, Daphne's left reeling. Trained as a professional "nose" or perfume creator, Daphne soon realizes that her sense of smell has somehow disappeared too.
In the days following she moves to Dayton, Ohio, to take on a job creating fragrances for household products. Without her sense of smell, she must rely on her chemistry skills, and hope her handsome new boss, Jesse Lightner, doesn't notice before she can figure out how to get it back.
Despite her desire to return to Paris, she can't deny the way Jesse makes her feel. But when Daphne approaches former contacts, she learns her missing ex-fiancÃÂ© has somehow snagged her old job.
As Daphne and Jesse work on a signature scent for their new line, she feels God at work in her life as never before. And the promise of what is possible is as fresh as the scent of rain.
I just got my new Kindle and I love reading on it. I couldn't put this book down. The story was so engaging that I wanted to find out what happened next. The story was a little predictable but I still really enjoyed it. I like to lose my self in a book that doesn't require a lot of thought, that is exactly what this book is. Love it!
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
mindyWisconsinAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Scent of RainDecember 4, 2012mindyWisconsinAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3What a horrible thing! Not only to have the man you planned on spending the rest of your life with stand you up at the altar, but to also have the one thing disappear from you that you counted on as a money maker.
Daphne is trained as a perfume creator and without her sense of smell, she can no longer do her job properly. But God has shown her amazing promises and that good can conquer evil- love can win and in Him all things are possible.
This was a lovely read and I think I learned a few things from the characters. Life isn't always easy, but with God, all things ARE possible.
AddLibrarianAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5EnjoyableOctober 19, 2012AddLibrarianAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I really enjoyed learning a little bit about professional noses and the perfume business, but I don't feel that Scent of Rain is up to Billerbeck's usual standard. I usually really identify with her female leads, but Daphne fell a little short for me although I found Jesse's story to be very compelling. Of course this might be because Daphne is so calm about being left at the alter. I would probably be a hysterical mess! I'm going to chalk it up to personal preference especially since I loved Split Ends and A Billion Reasons Why.
kp07193 Stars Out Of 5The Scent of RainOctober 17, 2012kp0719Quality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Daphne Sweeten's life seemed to fall apart in a moment. Her fiancÃÂ©, Mark left her standing alone on the day they had planned to marry!
Daphne had left an ideal job at a perfumery in Paris, France to return to the states for a scent formulation job in Dayton, OH. Now Daphne's only choice is to go on to Dayton alone. She arrives at her new job to meet her new boss, Jesse who seems to have hang-ups of his own.
Daphne and Jesse begin to work together to formulate a new scent to save their company. God has new things planned for their lives that they never imagined!