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Friday, 6 May 2016

The Perfume Garden

Welcome to my little Niche within the library. So grab a coffee and let's review some books. The Perfume GardenThe Perfume Garden by Kate Lord Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I trully enjoyed this historical fiction.
The book is beautifully written in the style of Victoria Hislop's The Return.
The characters were believable and well-rounded.
After losing her mother, Liberty Temple to Cancer ,surviving her partner's affair with her best friend, Delilah and heavily pregnant, Emma Temple needed a new start in life.
Liberty Temple was a renkowned perfumsit who ran her own company. Upon her death she does bequeath the company to her Daughter, Emma. She also leaves a beautiful laquered perfume box filled with her letters to her daughter and a key.

To Emma's surprise the key holds the secrets to her family's past. She learns that her mother, Liberty has left her a house in Spain. Determined to start anew with a baby on the way, Emma travels to Spain to start a new life at the house her mother left her. Yet the house holds ages of family secrets that Emma has yet to discover.

This novel is set in the background of the Spanish Civil War. The author writes descriptive and narritive details of one of Europes most horrific wars...the Spanish Civil war which killed half a million Spaniards at the merciless hands of Fascist Franco.
I am intrigued to read the author's other works.

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