A warm, witty and wildly romantic read set in the sizzling south of France. When Cat Hayes impulsively marries a handsome, penniless French waiter in St Tropez, she didn't realise she'd be widowed in just a few weeks. Neither did she know that her late husband was actually Oliver Ducasse, heir to the Ducasse perfume empire.
Patrick Suskind's Perfume follows the life of
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, abandoned at birth in the slums of
eighteenth-century Paris, but blessed with an outstanding sense of
smell. This gift enables Jean-Baptiste to master the art of perfume
making, but one scent evades him: that of a virgin, whom he must
possess to ensure her innocence and beauty are preserved. Laced with
sense and suspense, this is a beguiling tale of lust, desire and deadly
The house that Ann and Steve Waldon purchase in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina harbors secrets in the cellar and in a room upstairs. As the past encroaches on the present, Ann becomes entangled in a quest to find answers to the mysteries surrounding their new home and to learn if the former owners were involved. Turmoil dominates while she waits for Corporal Brent's results from the investigation. As the conclusion is nearing Ann develops a hatred that is foreign to her usual sunny nature. She has always had a feeling that there was an unsolved puzzle in her life. Will unraveling the many threads of intrigue help her find peace? A love story from another time changes circumstances bringing comfort to some and dire consequences to others.
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