Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Scent of Rain by Kristen Billerbeck
Daphne Sweeten is a "nose", a perfume and scents formulator. But when her fiance stands her up at their wedding right before she begins a new job, she not only loses her confidence, she loses her ability to smell. As she moves to her new home in Dayton, Daphne struggles with knowing what God has in store for her and develops a relationship with her new boss, Jesse Lightner, who seems to be struggling with the same things.
I really liked this read. The story was different. Daphne was a believable and compelling heroine. Jesse was a flawed but charming hero. I liked the balance of the development of their relationship along with the other unfolding events in the story. There was enough of a message of trusting God and living in the place He leads us without being preachy and forced sounding.
My only one complaint was the ending of the book. I won't say too much without spoiling, but it seemed as if I were going to be disappointed in the conclusion. Thankfully I wasn't. But there was a nail biting moment there. I still think the ending was a little choppy.
I really enjoyed this one and give it a 4.5 stars and a G rating for anyone.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.