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.
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!
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What 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.
I 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.
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!