Happy Friday everybody!
Super excited to share my review of this fabulously unique book! A huge thank you to Clare at St. Martin’s Press for my invitation to this tour!🌸
𝓔𝓿𝓸𝓬𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓮. 𝓔𝓬𝓬𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓬. 𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓰𝓪𝓷𝓽.
Erica Bauemeister has crafted a unique and lovely tail about secrets, forgiveness, and the power of scent. Emmeline spent the first 12 years of her life living on an isolated island with her beloved father. All they had was each other, the trees, their cabin, and a drawers of fragrance. As Emmeline gets older she knows there is more behind her father’s obsession with cent then he is telling her, but what is it? After a tragedy Emmeline finds herself thrust into the “real world“. For Emmeline the outside world is terribly challenging . If it weren’t for the loving couple that takes her in and a boy named Fisher she would be all alone. But as time goes on Emmeline knows it is time for her to confront the secrets of her past.
This was a beautifully told coming of age story bursting with quirk and charm. Loved Emmeline she had such a sweet spirit and her vulnerability really tugs at the heartstrings. I found the part that scent played in the story extremely fascinating. How scent can evoke a memory or how it can be used to manipulate you to feel a certain way. There is a lot about fragrance in the story and Emmeline has a crazy bond and talent when it comes to scent. Now I have a bit of a fragrance obsession myself, but I really have no idea if there are people out there that feel scent like some of the characters in the story.
This story had such a vibrant and unique vibe to it. I enjoyed every single minute I spent with Emmeline on her journey of self discovery. The story was quiet, but powerful. The characters were simple, but complex. I’m struggling to find the perfect adjective to describe thisbook. How about this? It is a book I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege of reading. and I hope you feel the same way when you finish it!
🎧🎧🎧 Gabra Zackman brought the perfect tone to the story. She brought each character their own unique voice and really brought this beautiful story to life.
*** many thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan Audio for my gifted copy ***
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