Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

Book Description: 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.
Despite her desire to return to Paris, she can’t deny the way Jesse makes her feel. But when Daphne approaches former contacts, she learns her missing ex-fianc√© has somehow snagged her old job.
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.
My Review:  Kristin Billerbeck is one of those authors I seek out when I want a fun chick lit read  She writes with a flair that brings the story to life with humor and down.to.earth goodness.
Daphne feels that her life is "right on track" until her fiancee leaves her standing at the altar.  And not only did she leave her wonderful job, a job she loves and a place she loved but now her sense of smell has walked out one her too.  Her sense of smell is her lifeline.  Her job!  And now what does she have?!?
At her new job where she tests fragrances for household products. Daphne tries to "fool" her boss by relying on her chemistry skills instead of her nose skills.  At times, I laughed out loud!  I could just imagine the "senseless" job skill of describing a smell without actually smelling it!  The reader learns about the fragrance industry which is much more detailed than one might think.
The romance is light in this great read.  Funny with out being vulgar.  
This is one of those great chick lit reads that makes the reader feel Daphne's pain, as well as, her triumphs as she relies on God instead of her self!  
An enjoyable, wonderful read!  
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishing*
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140168565X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401685652


  1. Sounds good, I like books that make you laugh.

  2. I am a new follower
    Just finished this book :)