Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

"The scent of rain was decidedly less inspiring when it came through a moldy Dayton rooftop."

Jesse has a young son to raise, a new floor cleaner product to launch, an overly optimistic 10% sales increase to capture at work, stockholders to keep happy and a boss with definite ideas about what separates great businesses from good ones. He also has a bottom line to content with and quickly before he is out of a job. The last thing Jesse needs is an overpriced, overqualified new employee to worry over.

Paris trained perfumer Daphne Sweeten can identify over five thousand scents on a good day. But things haven’t been going good for awhile. Her goal in life is to market Volatility her own original scent for men, but first she has to help design a floor cleaning product for Gibraltar Industries. Her recent past needs to be figured out along with a problem that could mean the end of her career.

Forced to work together Daphne and Jesse will need to learn to trust one another if they are to be successful in their separate lives. Both have a lukewarm faith, a need for personal change, and a new understanding of what it means to be happy.

This is a Christian novel about two people who need healing in their lives and what it means to have a second chance. Underneath however, The Scent of Rain looks at the theme of evil in the world. People who are motivated to do whatever it takes to get what they want, to take what isn’t theirs, to lie, steal and cheat to achieve.

In the end this is a book about what it means to forgive.

The book is by Kristin Billerbeck ... you can find her here:

Notice: This book was provided by the publisher Thomas Nelson for the purpose of review. The words are my own.


Scarlett Rains said...

Thank you for such an insightful review. As a reviewer, I know it can be difficult to capture the nuances of another author's work. I believe you did so very well. I plan to read this one myself, and probably review it.

Patricia said...

Thank you Scarlett, there is a lot going on in this story ... I think you will enjoy it.