Book Review | The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

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“Her song was so beautiful that it could take people back to all the things they wished they had done, and all the things they wished they could be.”

Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

Author: Erica Bauermeister
Published: May 21, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 311
Genre: Fiction

From GoodReads: Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives.

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world—a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

Lyrical and immersive, The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.

Emmeline is a girl who knows what she wants. Raised on a remote island by her father, Emmaline loves the life she has. As changes flow with the tides, I was thoroughly impressed by the way she chooses to remain firm to her heart and her nose, shunning conformity of family, peers, and society – even when it was difficult.

Have you read Reese’s Book Club February 2020 Pick, The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister? What did you think?

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