Scent of Triumph

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When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan ...

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Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion

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Overview

When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

There, through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph by commanding newcomer Jan Moran is one woman’s story of courage, spirit, and resilience.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance."— USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster

"Utterly inescapable...Jan Moran's masterful romance comes with a bonus: she interweaves this romantic tale with a behind-the-scenes look at how one makes and sells perfume, an art Ms. Moran is known for internationally. The fascinating result is a tale that rivals Danielle Steele at her romantic best!"—Allegra Jordan, author of The End of Innocence

"A sweeping debut novel about a fearless, headstrong woman. Spanning multiple continents and set against the backdrop of WWII, Jan Moran deftly weaves plotlines and tackles tough issues, all to a satisfying conclusion. Add in glimpses of the high-end fragrance trade, and SCENT OF TRIUMPH offers a thoroughly engaging tale, rich in all five senses."— Michelle Gable, Author of A Paris Apartment

"A heartbreaking, evocative read that will transport readers to another place and time and not let go. I could not turn the pages fast enough!"— Anita Hughes, Author of Lake Como

"From war-torn Europe to the sunny climes of Southern California, SCENT OF TRIUMPH is a captivating tale of love, loss, determination and reinvention. A page-turner."— Karen Marin, Givenchy Paris

"Hard to put down…captivating. A "must read" for anyone in the cosmetic industry or even starting a business."— Marvel Fields, Chairman, American Society of Perfumers

"SCENT OF TRIUMPH is a rich tapestry that weaves fragrance into an already compelling story of love and perseverance during World War II. Jan's skillful writing, combined with her wealth of olfactory knowledge, makes this a great read for all, but especially the perfume enthusiast."— Karen Adams, Sniffapalooza

Karen Adams
Scent of Triumph is a rich tapestry that weaves fragrance into an already compelling story of love and perseverance during WWII. Jan's skillful writing, combined with her wealth of olfactory knowledge, makes this a great read for all, but especially the perfume enthusiast.
Sniffapalooza
Kirkus Reviews - Staff Writer
"[A] historical fiction carried by a complex, resourceful heroine with a nose for business." - Kirkus Reviews
Los Angeles Times - Denise Hamilton
"SCENT OF TRIUMPH [is a] World War II epic." - Los Angeles Times
Rebecca Forster
"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster, Author of Expert Witness
Nancy Arnott
"SCENT OF TRIUMPH offers action, suspense and romance as it follows its intrepid heroine through the turbulent years of World War II, from the depths of tragedy to the heights of success. Fragrance lovers will enjoy the skillful way in which scent is woven into the story...and how the heroine's experiences are filtered through her highly refined sense of smell." - Nancy Arnott, A&E Television Networks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250048905
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2015
  • Pages: 384

Meet the Author

JAN MORAN is the author of the books including Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list. As a fragrance and beauty expert, she has been featured in numerous publication and on television and radio, including CNN, Instyle, and O Magazine, and has spoken before prestigious organizations, including The American Society of Perfumers. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business school and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers' Program, studying fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting.

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