Welcome to my stop on The Scent Keeper blog tour hosted by St. Martin’s Press, and thank you to SMP for the invitation! The Scent Keeper will be available tomorrow!

Dickens really wanted those flowers! 😂 If you visit my instagram page, I have a giveaway for this book, and Dickens is reaching out for the book in that photo!

My Thoughts:

Emmeline has a charmed childhood. She lives on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the world through the various senses. 

There’s a machine in their home that creates scents, and all kinds of fragrances are stored in drawers that cover the walls. Emmeline’s father doesn’t talk about that, though. 

Emmeline becomes more impetuous, and her actions cause her to be forced into the real world. There she finds all the good and all the bad associated with typical life. Emmeline must address her past to understand fully who she is. 

Bauermeister’s writing is stunning and lyrical. The alluring descriptions reminded me of Where the Crawdads Sing simply because of how descriptive they are, and fans of that book will surely be able to settle into this story. 

I’m going to keep this on the briefer side because there’s too much goodness to experience here, and I don’t want to spoil it. Some final thoughts- Emmeline comes of age. She figures out just who she is and the ways of the world. There’s a touch of magic and so much hope and beautiful storytelling. 

The Scent Keeper is a mesmerizing and vivid story that comes to life and fully immerses you within its pages. 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

About the Book:

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.

About the Author:

Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels — The School of Essential Ingredients, Joy for Beginners, The Lost Art of Mixing, and The Scent Keeper (coming in May, 2019 from St, Martin’s ). Her memoir, House Lessons, will be published by Sasquatch in the spring of 2020. She is also the co-author of 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader’s Guide and Let’s Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. She currently lives in Port Townsend, Wa with her husband and 238 wild deer.

Have you read The Scent Keeper, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR