The Scent Keeper: A Novel

The Scent Keeper A Novel 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

  • Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
  • Author: Erica Bauermeister
  • ISBN: 125020013X
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication May 21st 2019 by St Martin s Press More Details ISBN 125020013X ISBN13 9781250200136 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Scent Keeper A Novel by Erica Bauermeister Author Release date May 21, 2019 For lovers of Chocolat, The Scent Keeper evokes emotion and magic through the senses Jennie Shortridge, author of Eating Heaven A fascinating, tot For lovers of Chocolat, The Scent Keeper evokes emotion and magic through the senses Jennie Shortridge, author of Eating Heaven A fascinating, totally original and captivating tale about how the love that separates us is also the love that keeps us together M.J Rose, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Fragrances Bauermeister deftly weaves plot and language into a luminous discovery of love for another person, for a place, and ultimately for oneself Carol Cassella, national bestselling author of Oxygen 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 Enter for the chance to win a galley today Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Books Set on Islands 651 books 219 voters Top Book Club Recommendations 496 books 672 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 45 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 24, 2018 Pam rated it it was amazing Thank you NetGalley and St Martin s Press for a digital ARC Put this on your May TBR Fans of Where The Crawdads Sing and The Great Alone will especially like this one But while a coming of age story where a child lives alone in remote land this one with her father , this is a uniquely original story The writing is beautiful and vivid I didn t want this one to end flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Ellen rated it liked it Emmeline lives on an isolated island in British Columbia with her father, as both of them focus on the scents of the natural world around them After a series of events forces Emmeline off the island, she seeks the truth about how she ended up there and who her family really is While adjusting to a new way of life, Emmeline meets Fisher, a relationship that impacts her choices Well written with a unique story line flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Mary rated it it was amazing I have been waiting forever for a new book by Erica Bauermeister This book was definitely worth the wait As her previous books weave magical realism with food, this one does with scents Memories, longings, emotions Beauermeister is a wonderful writer, her stories are lush and imaginative My heart was broken through much of it, the story was just sad and sweet and lovely Thank you NetGalley for the ARC I loved it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Donna Hines rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, netgalley Natural world versus spectacular scents which will entice the human mind, heart, and soul Well for Emmeline she has been taken under the wing of her father to learn all there is about the scents, their creation, their importance to her life.Until she s left out in the world alone to uncover the truths for herself.Now she faces an uphill battle and she uncovers her true identity and that of the world she s come to love.Can these scents help her uncover the life that s worth havingThank you to Natural world versus spectacular scents which will entice the human mind, heart, and soul Well for Emmeline she has been taken under the wing of her father to learn all there is about the scents, their creation, their importance to her life.Until she s left out in the world alone to uncover the truths for herself.Now she faces an uphill battle and she uncovers her true identity and that of the world she s come to love.Can these scents help her uncover the life that s worth havingThank you to Erica, St Martin s Press, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.A must read for 2019 Love is than just an emotion flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Lisa rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley This starts off a bit slow but as Emmeline s world changes, the plot picks up Who is she and where does she come from As she slowly untangles all the mysteries, she learns about herself and her unique talent for scents This is a book about the senses, where Bauermeister s penchant for magical realism makes a welcome appearance The ending is disappointingly abrupt.3.5 stars.Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for the ARC flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Paula Pugh rated it it was amazing I thoroughly enjoyed The Scent Keeper I was glued to the novel through the hard and sensitive introductory chapters, to the middle growing pains of love and reality, and into the realization filled last chapters It is a novel filled with a young girl s growing, learning, collapsing and coming to terms with the realities of her entire life flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 15, 2018 Kim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley reviews A fully engrossing read that I couldn t put down Fell asleep reading this late at night then woke up in the morning and read nonstop to finish it Have to say the ending was a bit of a let down after the rest of the book, seemed quite cut off and too harsh Other than the ending I d say this was a perfect read for a winter Greatly enjoyed the characters and tone of the book The story was very original at first but devolved into something common Still giving this five stars as it was one A fully engrossing read that I couldn t put down Fell asleep reading this late at night then woke up in the morning and read nonstop to finish it Have to say the ending was a bit of a let down after the rest of the book, seemed quite cut off and too harsh Other than the ending I d say this was a perfect read for a winter Greatly enjoyed the characters and tone of the book The story was very original at first but devolved into something common Still giving this five stars as it was one of those rare books I couldn t put down flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Kara rated it liked it Shelves favorite covers 2019, 2019 releases Emmeline lives on an isolated island with her father in the Pacific Northwest Her father has a magical machine that he uses to capture scents He store the scent papers in sealed bottles in drawers in their cottage As Emmeline grows, so does her curiosity, and when tragedy strikes, Emmeline is rescued by the man that used to make their deliveries and is taken to the mainland, where she quickly learns that the world is not as small as she thought it was The Scent Keeper seems to be divided int Emmeline lives on an isolated island with her father in the Pacific Northwest Her father has a magical machine that he uses to capture scents He store the scent papers in sealed bottles in drawers in their cottage As Emmeline grows, so does her curiosity, and when tragedy strikes, Emmeline is rescued by the man that used to make their deliveries and is taken to the mainland, where she quickly learns that the world is not as small as she thought it was The Scent Keeper seems to be divided into three parts The part Emmeline spends on the island with her father, the time she spends with Henry and Claudia living in The Cove, and the time she spends in the big city which I think is Vancouver hunting for Fisher and her mother I enjoyed the first part the most, and also somewhat enjoyed the second, but the book got progressively less interesting for me as it went on At its heart, The Scent Keeper is a coming of age novel, and though I enjoyed parts of it, and I think the author writes well enough, I didn t much care for the evolution of Emmeline s character I will say that I think this book has a lot of crossover potential as Emmeline is a child and a teen throughout the novel, and it covers themes and topics of interest to young adults.The other complaint I have is that I was super underwhelmed by the ending to the point that I almost don t think the author knew how to end the book It just kind of stopped, and there was not the kind of conclusion I would have hoped for.This book definitely does have one of my favorite covers of 2019 though Thanks to the publisher for granting me access to a review copy flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Steph Beaudoin rated it it was amazing Shelves super amazing favorites This book is a magical adventure The writing is rich and full of wonder Words drip from the pages, painting the clearest picture The scents come alive, as clear as any single character You are on the island smelling the smells You grow up with Emmeline You feel like a child and grow into a young woman The wonder of fairy tales, the wonder of young love, the confusion of life What a treasure to read This book is on my Super Amazing Favorites List and I will read it many times If you have This book is a magical adventure The writing is rich and full of wonder Words drip from the pages, painting the clearest picture The scents come alive, as clear as any single character You are on the island smelling the smells You grow up with Emmeline You feel like a child and grow into a young woman The wonder of fairy tales, the wonder of young love, the confusion of life What a treasure to read This book is on my Super Amazing Favorites List and I will read it many times If you have a history of trauma, please be aware that there is an abusive father in this book He is not the main character, but you should know he is there.I received an advanced reader copy from St Martin s Press through a Good Reads giveaway flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves giveaway or galleys, magical realism books I was so excited to read this book that I actually forced myself to save it for a couple weeks after receiving an early copy from the author She has such a beautiful way with words and I knew this novel would be no different.Emmeline lives an almost fairy tale life She grew up on a tiny, practically uninhabited island with her father This reminded me a bit of Swiss Family Robinson in a way, because no matter how beautiful and charmed that life may be it will get lonely eventually.Emmeline s f I was so excited to read this book that I actually forced myself to save it for a couple weeks after receiving an early copy from the author She has such a beautiful way with words and I knew this novel would be no different.Emmeline lives an almost fairy tale life She grew up on a tiny, practically uninhabited island with her father This reminded me a bit of Swiss Family Robinson in a way, because no matter how beautiful and charmed that life may be it will get lonely eventually.Emmeline s father chose this solitary life after all, not Emmeline.In their rustic little cabin, Emmeline s father has a collection of glass bottles designed to hold a scent inside.Each bottle has a slip of fabric and a scent is contained in the fabric.Imagine being able to forever capture the scent of your grandmother s house or Christmas morning.During the days, they forage for food In the evenings, they read together And when the tide comes in, the mermaids throw a party and bring gifts for Emmeline.But one day Emmeline doesn t keep her promise to stay away from the beach and what she discovers causes a rift in her relationship with her father.It also sets into motion something so upsetting that Emmeline wants to leave the island.Life off the island is not an easy adjustment Picture a young girl who was raised practically wild She was raised to train her sense of smell and she had incredible skills But these aren t skills that get get far when she s required to start school Needless to say, the majority of the kids do not make it easy for her.She forms a bond with one boy her age, they are connected by the fact that they are different She s not sure why but she knows he s not just like the other kids And he is kind to her.As the years pass, Emmeline continues to question what exactly her father was trying to accomplish with his scent collection.I thought this wax beautifully writing I love the language, I love the descriptions, I love the magical realism side to it all The details given to the scent portion of the storyline are just gorgeous And I felt that the novel answered any lingering questions we might have had by the end.Why did I give it four stars instead of five Entirely because of my own personal bias against certain storylines Here s the only spoiler I ll say, there are animals in this book that die and one in a rather heartbreaking way I m pretty tender hearted myself and it s hard for me to read that flag Like see review Dec 11, 2018 Cynthia rated it it was amazing Reading this wonderful book has given me a peak into a fascinating world filled with beautiful descriptions of places, people, and fragrances It is evocative and well written I was lost in another world, I could feel, see, and smell it It was lovely The way Emmeline lived so completely in whatever world she found herself, whether on the island with her father or when she felt marooned in Secret Cove especially one she realized that Dodge held a helping paw to her to how she managed to find Reading this wonderful book has given me a peak into a fascinating world filled with beautiful descriptions of places, people, and fragrances It is evocative and well written I was lost in another world, I could feel, see, and smell it It was lovely The way Emmeline lived so completely in whatever world she found herself, whether on the island with her father or when she felt marooned in Secret Cove especially one she realized that Dodge held a helping paw to her to how she managed to find her way in the city it was all so easy to immerse myself I like the way Dodge experienced life similarly to Emmeline and how Cleo expanded her boundaries Fisher is an important character not only to move the story but to move us So glad they had each other I know how I hope things unfold in the future flag Like see review Jan 18, 2019 Megan rated it really liked it Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this wonderful book The descriptions in this book were beautifully written, transporting me to the scents and locations being described I very much enjoyed this novel While the ending, to me, felt a little rushed and unsatisfying, the rest of the book was so well done flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing This is my first book by Erica Bauermeister More TK on my love for this book My arc was provided by the publisher The opinions in this review are solely mine flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 Judine rated it it was amazing One of her best, and I have loved them all flag Like see review Jan 21, 2019 Hieu rated it it was amazing Thank you to Erica, St Martin s Press, NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for this honest review Such a beautiful book about coming of age family history I couldn t put it down in want to know what happens and didn t want this one to end flag Like see review Dec 28, 2018 Sara Jo rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley I was provided an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I am thoroughly enchanted by this book It s like a fairytale wrapped in all the scents of home and love with a few of the dark scents of bitter emotions that plague life I couldn t put it down I would have gone 5 stars, but I would have liked it to be longer, description, of an ending It was lyrical and haunting all at the same time flag Like see review Dec 22, 2018 Tanja rated it really liked it The Scent Keepe r by Erica Bauermeister is a beautiful story about discovering the sensory depths of love The descriptions of the scents wafted through its pages intoxicating me with their tones of heartache, loss, and survival I thought the characters were beautifully flawed and relatable The story line about a family who collect scent memories was unique and magical This book reminded me of The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro although enchanting and quirky I never knew somet The Scent Keepe r by Erica Bauermeister is a beautiful story about discovering the sensory depths of love The descriptions of the scents wafted through its pages intoxicating me with their tones of heartache, loss, and survival I thought the characters were beautifully flawed and relatable The story line about a family who collect scent memories was unique and magical This book reminded me of The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro although enchanting and quirky I never knew something like scent branding existed, and so I finished this book wanting to learn about this obscure practice The story ended with many unanswered questions but I believe this was intentional I have a new found appreciation for scent and its power to reveal the truth flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Rebecca marked it as to read Shelves first reads I received an advance copy of this book All opinions are my own flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Leslie marked it as to read Good story but different from her previous 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      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 Grea 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



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    • Thank you NetGalley and St Martin s Press for a digital ARC Put this on your May TBR Fans of Where The Crawdads Sing and The Great Alone will especially like this one But while a coming of age story where a child lives alone in remote land this one with her father , this is a uniquely original story The writing is beautiful and vivid I didn t want this one to end.


    • Emmeline lives on an isolated island in British Columbia with her father, as both of them focus on the scents of the natural world around them After a series of events forces Emmeline off the island, she seeks the truth about how she ended up there and who her family really is While adjusting to a new way of life, Emmeline meets Fisher, a relationship that impacts her choices Well written with a unique story line.


    • I have been waiting forever for a new book by Erica Bauermeister This book was definitely worth the wait As her previous books weave magical realism with food, this one does with scents Memories, longings, emotions Beauermeister is a wonderful writer, her stories are lush and imaginative My heart was broken through much of it, the story was just sad and sweet and lovely Thank you NetGalley for the ARC I loved it.


    • Natural world versus spectacular scents which will entice the human mind, heart, and soul Well for Emmeline she has been taken under the wing of her father to learn all there is about the scents, their creation, their importance to her life.Until she s left out in the world alone to uncover the truths for herself.Now she faces an uphill battle and she uncovers her true identity and that of the world she s come to love.Can these scents help her uncover the life that s worth havingThank you to Nat [...]


    • This starts off a bit slow but as Emmeline s world changes, the plot picks up Who is she and where does she come from As she slowly untangles all the mysteries, she learns about herself and her unique talent for scents This is a book about the senses, where Bauermeister s penchant for magical realism makes a welcome appearance The ending is disappointingly abrupt.3.5 stars.Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for the ARC.


    • I thoroughly enjoyed The Scent Keeper I was glued to the novel through the hard and sensitive introductory chapters, to the middle growing pains of love and reality, and into the realization filled last chapters It is a novel filled with a young girl s growing, learning, collapsing and coming to terms with the realities of her entire life.


    • A fully engrossing read that I couldn t put down Fell asleep reading this late at night then woke up in the morning and read nonstop to finish it Have to say the ending was a bit of a let down after the rest of the book, seemed quite cut off and too harsh Other than the ending I d say this was a perfect read for a winter Greatly enjoyed the characters and tone of the book The story was very original at first but devolved into something common Still giving this five stars as it was one A fully e [...]


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