Kathleen Tessaro, author of The Perfume Collector, on tour May 2013

Posted By on April 22, 2013

The Perfume Collector

About The Perfume Collector

• Hardcover: 464 pages
• Publisher: Harper (May 14, 2013)

An inheritance from a mysterious stranger . . .
An abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank of Paris . . .
And three exquisite perfumes that hold a memory . . . and a secret

London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London’s most refined and ambitious social circles. However, playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn’t come easily to her—and perhaps never will.

Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There’s only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d’Orsey.

So begins a journey that takes Grace to Paris in search of Eva. There, in a long-abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank, she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising, complex love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d’Orsey’s story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London.

But these three perfumes hold secrets. And as Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.

Illuminating the lives and challenging times of two fascinating women, The Perfume Collector weaves a haunting, imaginative, and beautifully written tale filled with passion and possibility, heartbreak and hope.

About Kathleen TessaroKathleen Tessaro

Kathleen Tessaro is the author of EleganceInnocenceThe Flirt, and The Debutante. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and son.

Find out more about Kathleen at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Kathleen’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, May 15th: BookNAround

Thursday, May 16th: Books in the Burbs

Monday, May 20th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, May 22nd: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, May 23rd: Literally Jen

Friday, May 24th: Broken Teepee

Saturday, May 25th: Doing Dewey

Monday, May 27th: Let Them Read Books

Tuesday, May 28th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, May 30th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, June 3rd: Must Read Faster

Wednesday, June 5th: Dreaming in Books

Monday, June 10th: Amused By Books

Tuesday, June 11th: As I turn the pages

Thursday, June 13th: guiltless reading


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