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The Scent Keeper
The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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C.Perone
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Beautiful writing; enchanting story 🥰

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C.Perone
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Hello Saturday 😊

#weekendplans

Emilymdxn Gorgeous pic! 1mo
C.Perone @Emilymdxn Thank you 😊 1mo
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LMJenkins
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I hope this is as good as I think it‘s going to be! I really loved one of her earlier books.

tammysue I loved it! ❤️ 4mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Oh how I absolutely loved this book. It had everything I look for in a great story, pulling me in immediately. I loved watching Emmeline grow up from a curious little girl to a woman figuring out who she is in this world. There's a whimsical beauty in The Scent Keeper that I savored the entire time, wishing the book would never end. There a definitely some serious and heartbreaking moments here but somehow the writing is kept light throughout.

robinb I‘m so happy to hear that someone else enjoyed it as much as I did!!! You described it perfectly, and that‘s exactly why it‘s one of my top picks for the year so far! Five stars all the way! 5mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @robinb So glad I'm not the only one that felt that way 🤗 5mo
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tammysue
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4.5 ★ Oooh this book. Seriously this was so much more than what I was expecting. A coming of age story, parental relationships and a lovely tribute to our olfactory sense. Loved it all.

robinb I loved this one too...so much!!! It‘s one of my favorites so far this year. ❤️ 5mo
tammysue @robinb Happy you enjoyed as much as I did Robin! 🥰 I‘ve picked up two more of her books since finishing it. 5mo
robinb @tammy_sue LOL...I did the same thing! Great minds...🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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mcipher
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My super awesome and exciting #librarybookhaul from yesterday. No filter - just the weird cool morning rainbows thru the sidelights in my front door. 🌈♥️
I‘m starting the tagged book tonight!

Soubhiville Cool photo! I‘m looking forward to getting my grabby hands on The Scent Keeper! (edited) 6mo
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PatriciaU
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This book is a gift that I did not expect. The story is one of the most unusual and imaginative I‘ve read in years, and the characters by turns fascinating and exasperating. I first became interested in the properties of scent, particularly of how scent can trigger memories, when caring for an elderly relative in her last days. Scent was a trigger for her and she shared the loveliest memories with her family during those difficult days.

robinb Loved this one too! ❤️ 5mo
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booksbrewsandbooze
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Whoa, this book. Where do I even begin? Engaging, curious, strange, infuriating, confusing, heartwarming, hopeful. These are just some of the words I can easily throw out there when I think of "The Scent Keeper" by Erica Bauermeister. It has elements I tend to gravitate toward in books: Magic, nature, magical realism, connecting to one or more of the five senses. [Rest in comments] #booksbrewsandbooze ?: Via Erica Bauermeister, IG

booksbrewsandbooze What a journey this book takes the reader on. Some of it doesn't make a lick of sense at all to the reader, but not in a way that makes the book hard to read or alienating. Rather, it's just like what would happen if we all took a tumble into our family's past. Not all of it would make sense and we may always wonder the age-old question: Why? Why did they do that? 7mo
booksbrewsandbooze "The Scent Keeper" touches on so many different themes: Abandonment, sacrifice, ancestors, the familial burdens and triumphs we carry with us, the power of scent and its ties to memories, the families who takes us in and love us, living in the past, refusing to see what's in front of you, creating new lives, shunning old lives and coming back full circle. 7mo
booksbrewsandbooze "No matter how far wrong you've gone, you can always turn around." ~ Gil Scott-Heron 7mo
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booksbrewsandbooze Is everything neatly tied up in a bow and all questions answered? Nope. But that's reality for you and I'm grateful for that in books because it helps us feel more connected to the book and its characters. There are mysteries in our lives, whether it's a long overdue conversation that doesn't happen, an apology unsaid, an 'I love you' never said out loud but always felt, a question of "why."
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booksbrewsandbooze The mystery makes me want to know more. I want to know what happens to Emmeline, Fisher, the Secret Cove, her mom, her journey into healing. Insights abound in this book and I want to go through it again and underline them, sometimes for the insight and sometimes simply for the beautiful way Bauermeister strings words together. 7mo
booksbrewsandbooze I yearn for a continuation of the story. It would be so neat to follow the characters into what happens next.
📷 via @ericabauermeisterauthor on Instagram
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robinb Beautiful review!!! It‘s hard to describe how much and why I loved this book so much...but I did!!! ❤️ 5mo
booksbrewsandbooze Thank you @robinb! It‘s such a neat concept, isn‘t it? 5mo
robinb @booksbrewsandbooze Yes, it is! It was so refreshingly different and unique...definitely an original! 😊 5mo
booksbrewsandbooze @robinb I let a friend borrow my copy and I think I need to buy a new one! 😂 4mo
robinb @booksbrewsandbooze This is one that I received as an ARC on my Kindle. Immediately after reading I had to purchase a paper copy to be able to loan it out! 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️👍💙 4mo
booksbrewsandbooze I live in epic fear that it won‘t get returned to me! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 4mo
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robinb
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#Bookmail today is a physical copy of one that I read as an ARC on my Kindle not long ago. I fell in love with it and decided I needed to get my hands on the real deal. 😊❤️ Now I plan on getting it into my daughter‘s hands so hopefully she will fall in love as well. 😉👍📚💙

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JenReadsAlot
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Between a pick and so-so. I loved parts of this book but not all of it. I loved her book The School of Essential Ingredients! #arc #netgalley

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Hazel0303
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book, but I struggled with some aspects. I would definitely read this author again, but this was just so-so for me. The writing is great, but I felt the character lacked consistency and the back half declined from the very strong middle.

Thank you to St. Martin's Press, Netgalley and Erica Bauermeister for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review of this book.

Publication Date: 5/21/19

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robinb
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This book was simply beautiful! I know it will linger with me for a long, long time. It is a coming-of-age story, and the sense of smell plays a prominent role here. I hesitate to say much more because the heavenly words/imagery of Emmeline‘s story should be discovered and savored on one‘s own. At once, heartwarming and heartbreaking. I look forward to reading this author‘s backlist as writing like this is rare and wonderful. 🔽

robinb Do yourself a favor and read this one. All the stars and more. 5+⭐️ Many thanks to #NetGalley and #StMartinsPress for the ARC! The opinions are strictly my own. (edited) 8mo
mcipher I can‘t wait to read this one! I‘ve loved all her other books so much. 8mo
robinb @mcipher This was my first from her, and I was honestly blown away! ❤️❤️❤️ Currently looking up her backlist. Any advice on where to begin? 8mo
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Soubhiville I‘m really looking forward to this one! 8mo
robinb @Soubhiville Can‘t wait to hear what y‘all think! 👍😊📚 8mo
robinb @mcipher It‘s on my list...I‘ll start with that one! Thanks! 👍😊 8mo
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robinb
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“I remember the way the rain seemed to talk to the roof as I fell asleep, and how the fire would snap and tell it to be quiet.”
The Scent Keeper, Erica Bauermeister

*Quote subject to change with publication.

Bear with me, I may be sharing quite a few quotes as the imagery in this book has me mesmerized! Beautifully written!! 💙💙💙

RadicalReader What a wonderful and relatable quote 8mo
robinb @RadicalReader Isn‘t it though?!! 8mo
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robinb
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“We are the unwitting characters of our parents‘ secrets, the ripples made by stones we never saw thrown.”

Excited to start this one coming out in May!

Such a provocative sentence to begin a book...❤️

*Quote subject to change upon publication.

#NetGalley #StMartinsPress

tammysue Excited about this too! 💜 8mo
robinb @whatshesreadingnow 👍 I‘ve just begun and am already blown away by the evocative writing...💜 8mo
tammysue @robinb I heard it was very good!! 8mo
robinb @whatshesreadingnow I‘m excited to dive in. I purposefully haven‘t read anything about it so I‘m going in blind! 🤭😳😂 8mo
tammysue @robinb Great idea! 👍🏻😁 8mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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I absolutely love this book, I could not put it down! Magical and mysterious, heartbreaking and joyful! My review won't fit in the allowed space here so I'll include the link. But do yourself a favor and add this to your stack!
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2677445914

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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OMG, you guys! This book! I just started reading this advanced copy and I'm blown away! I was immediately struck by the beautifully descriptive writing, like reading the finest poetry! Three parts and many chapters make up this book and just getting through part one has flayed me open and left me feeling raw! I've wanted to quit several times already, I don't want to hurt for emmaline anymore! And yet I can't! I can't stop, I can't put it down!

kstadt929 Pretty cover ❤️ 9mo
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LeafingThroughLife
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That (great) feeling when you think “Jeez, it‘s been a long time since I‘ve seen anything new from *insert author whose books you enjoy here.* I wonder if they have anything new coming out soon” and when you look them up on Goodreads they actually *do.* Looking forward to reading this new one by Erica Bauermeister. She‘s an author I discovered through book blogging, and I just loved The School of Essential Ingredients!

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