The Scent Keeper

The Scent Keeper

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.

Title:The Scent Keeper
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250200136
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    The Scent Keeper Reviews

  • Michelle

    This is a very difficult book for me to review. There are parts that I really liked and there are parts that I really didn't. I think the one thing that helps with these middle of the road reviews is ...

  • Debra

    4.5 starsA book about senses, about scents, and how they can transport us places, bringing up memories, and reminding us of important events in our lives. Have you ever heard the question, "If you cou...

  • Katie B

    When I read the synopsis for this book I was a bit concerned about whether or not I could possibly enjoy a story that revolved around scents. It just did not seem like something up my alley. But becau...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars.I'm honored to be part of the blog tour for Erica Bauermeister's incredibly memorable new novel, The Scent Keeper .Scents can provide some of our most potent memories, our strongest sense...

  • Erin

    Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. I want to say upfront that a 3 star rating isn't bad in my opinion. Although I didn't fall in love wi...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    If you loved Where the Forest Meets the z Stars ir When Crawdads Sing, don't miss this beautiful book! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Emmeline has a charmed childhood. She lives on a remote island...

  • JanB

    4.5 rounded up to 5 for the way this book made me feel 💖Scents have the power to evoke memories and powerful emotions. Certain smells can transport me to special moments in time and place. Wouldn...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Library-ebook-overdrive.Thumbs-up to Reese Witherspoon’s honest-to-goodness-great-2020February-book choice! The descriptions are lyrical - a little mystical and poetic - perhaps not to everyone’s ...

  • Berit???

    𝓔𝓿𝓸𝓬𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓮. 𝓔𝓬𝓬𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓻𝓲𝓬. 𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓰𝓪𝓷𝓽. Erica Bauermeister has crafted a unique and lovely tail about secrets, forgiveness, and the po...

  • Holly  B

    Mini~ReviewI did enjoy this book, but didn't love it. What I loved~ 1. The remote island setting. 2. It is well-written and I wanted to follow Emmeline's journey.3. The mystery and mystical feel of th...