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The Scent KeeperErica 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 LivesEmmeline 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 ImaginationLyrical 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

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  • Hardcover
  • 311 pages
  • The Scent Keeper
  • Erica Bauermeister
  • English
  • 14 August 2019
  • 9781250200136

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  1. says:

    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 could give up one of your senses which would you give up Many may choose the ability to smell Many would choose differently after reading this book This is also a book about secrets, about growing up, about finding love, about grief, and about starting over It s about finding a friend, being a family, finding love, and the role of secrets and guilt in our lives.Emmeline lives on a remote island with her father who tells her fairy tales which he uses as life lessons for her They live off the land and the items which magically show up on their shores Her father is an interesting man He has a machine he takes out on rare occasions A machine which produces papers which he places in small glass bottles and seals with wax.One day Emmeline must leave the island and all the she knows to begin a new life full new and interesting challenges One thing she brings with her is her very own strong ability to recognize scents and how they tell her a story As she grows and matures, she begins her own quest fueled by her need for the need for truth, scents and to learn about herself.I often find it difficult to review books, I truly enjoy Those reviews take longer I want to get them right and ponder over what I want to say I usually just want to type read this book in capital letters and be done with it So, I will say that READ THIS BOOK Reading the synopsis, one might think, huh, a book about scents, isolated islands and finding your own identity and be concerned whether he she will enjoy it But I believe that most will be swept away by this book I found the writing to be beautiful and the Author easily transported me to every location in her book All the characters were fully fleshed out and interesting even the despicable ones.The way the Author writes about scents and how they tell a story, how each individual can smell something and be transported back in time, perhaps to a grandmother s kitchen while she was cooking, or to that camp you attended as child, whatever the case may be, all of us have certain scents we enjoy This book is a keeper It is unique, lyrical, thought provoking and often felt like a fairy tale itself So, as I said before, read the book and judge for yourself.Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own.


  2. says:

    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 of time and place It could be a perfume or cologne worn by someone you love, a freshly baked treat you remember from childhood, even the smell of the air after a rainstorm Bauermeister s beautifully told book is an illustration of a life lived through embracing one of our strongest senses.Emmeline lives in a cabin on a remote island with her father It s a marvelous existence for a young girl she has an entire island to herself to explore, and she and her father live off the land, enjoying all that nature has to offer He teaches her how to use her senses than anything else.During the winter things get tough as food becomes scarce, but she loves when her father tells her fairy tales and stories In their cabin they are surrounded by little glass bottles which contain papers that have mysterious scents on them Her father doesn t explain where they come from, or what the machine that creates these scent papers is, but he gives her powerful advice People lie, Emmeline, but smells never do But when she discovers the truth about the island on which they live, everything starts to change, and her father becomes and obsessed with the scent papers stored in their cabin, to the detriment of everything else, including himself Without warning, Emmeline is suddenly thrust into the real world, forced to interact with people other than her father, and having to experience first hand the violence, betrayal, and pain that people cause each other, willingly and unwillingly There had been a time in my life when I had felt grown up, capable Now I was too scared of the world outside to leave the house I stayed in my room mostly, telling myself the stories from my father s book of fairy tales The girl in the red cloak, running through the trees The genie waiting in the bottle, growing powerful with time The children, lost in the woods with only breadcrumbs to help them I spoke the words in my mind, as if they could tell me how to navigate this place I d found myself in, but the best they could do was help me forget Still, I returned to the stories, wishing for something that would never come An ending that had already happened When Emmeline learns the secrets her father kept hidden from her, she is determined to find out the truth about him and her background She finds a world far beyond any she had imagined, where she can use her sense of smell professionally, and she finally feels like she belongs But she also confronts one of her father s most powerful pieces of advice again, People lie, but smells never do At first I felt as if The Scent Keeper was similar to Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing a story of a young girl who is in step with nature than people thrust into an unfamiliar and uncomfortable world And while there are elements of that in this story, this is also a book about the family we re born into and the family we choose, understanding what and whom to fight for, and how our senses give us insight into human behavior we may never recognize unless we let them.I thought this was a fascinating and beautiful book, full of gorgeously lyrical imagery how else could Bauermeister make you understand the scents that swirled around Emmeline and the other characters and a powerful if familiar story of love, trust, family, and our relationship with the natural world I enjoyed reading this book immensely, even when I wanted to shake the characters for not saying what they were thinking or feeling.This is definitely a book that made me think about the connection between scent and memory, and how when I remember certain events or people in my life, I often associate a particular smell with them The Scent Keeper is thought provoking and memorable.NetGalley and St Martin s Press provided me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making it available This book will be published May 21, 2019.I will be hosting a giveaway for this book on my Instagram page, at www.instagram.com the.bookishworld.of.yrralh.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at


  3. says:

    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 because the book was getting some really positive reviews, I decided to take a chance on it, and I am so glad I did And guess what I really grew to love the role scents and people s sense of smell played in the book It was a fascinating read.Emmeline has been raised by her father on a remote island, secluded from the rest of society To say he is obsessed with scents is putting it mildly He has a machine that creates different scents and he has stored a whole bunch of them in their house The older Emmeline gets, the she has this feeling that something else is out there although given her upbringing she is absolutely unprepared when certain events thrust her into the real world I apologize this review is pretty vague but I do believe this is a story that is best enjoyed the less you know ahead of time You just have to trust me when I say it is a journey worth taking For quite awhile near the beginning of the book, I still had doubts but soon everything started to fall into place and I was hooked The way scents and the sense of smell was weaved into the story was just brilliant I ended up finishing the book in just one night which goes to show how much I liked it I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read something a bit different I know this book has been compared to Where the Crawdads Sing, and there are a few similarities between the two, but this one definitely stands on its own two feet This was a unique story and one worth reading Take a chance on it like I did Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.


  4. says:

    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 with her father, who teaches her about the world through the various senses There s a machine in their home that creates scents, and all kinds of fragrances are stored in drawers that cover the walls Emmeline s father doesn t talk about that, though Emmeline becomes impetuous, and her actions cause her to be forced into the real world There she finds all the good and all the bad associated with typical life Emmeline must address her past to understand fully who she is Bauermeister s writing is stunning and lyrical The alluring descriptions reminded me of Where the Crawdads Sing simply because of how descriptive they are, and fans of that book will surely be able to settle into this story I m going to keep this on the briefer side because there s too much goodness to experience here, and I don t want to spoil it Some final thoughts Emmeline comes of age She figures out just who she is and the ways of the world There s a touch of magic and so much hope and beautiful storytelling The Scent Keeper is a mesmerizing and vivid story that comes to life and fully immerses you within its pages I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com


  5. says:

    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 with this book, I did like it Erica Bauermeister puts her young protagonist, Emmeline on an emotional rollercoaster ride Throughout this story as Emmeline leaves her remote island, struggles adapting to life, and then heads to the city to investigate unanswered questions, we do enter the world of fragrance But all day I cannot seem to get over the hurdle that the author ends her story rather abruptly It s like reaching the season finale of a television show with a jaw dropping twist and then being informed the show is cancelled Thanks for driving me mad All in all, a great storyline but I cannot get any satisfaction.Goodreads Review 24 05 19


  6. says:

    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 identifying for others if the author is worth reading again My answer would be yes There were a few books that I was reminded of while reading this The Great Alone, Where the Crawdads Sing and The Unseen World If either of those pique your interest, then I suggest you give this book a try Emmeline lives with her father on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, completely isolated from the world Unfortunately, things go badly and Emmeline is taken off the island by a loving couple who send her to school and raise her It is a coming of age story which are my favorite , but where this starts to lose me is the lack of consistency with the character And also all the smelling.I get the title of this book is The Scent Keeper, but I found myself almost rolling my eyes sometimes because of my disbelief that someone would actually have this ability to smell I m sure I m incorrect and it s entirely possible, but I have not heard or read of anything like this before so it was kind of strange Easy to overlook though this didn t ruin the story for me The book was broken up into three sections, with quick chapters Section 1 was jarring for me just because it was so vague and different which is fine , but I felt plopped into a world with little explanation By the time I gained my bearings, we were on to section 2 Section 2 was my favorite and the strongest part of the book for me I could have stayed there forever Section 3 was where things started to break down for me The main character acted outside of herself in a number of circumstances some of my doubts I could explain away, but others I really couldn t , the introduction of a character whom I loathed, but that s okay, I think you re meant to and the ending The ending came to such a screeching halt that I honestly thought I somehow skipped to the end by accident because there were a number of things to me that needed wrapping up I m not sure if the author wasn t sure how to end it or wanted to end with some ambiguity goal accomplished so she went balls to the walls It s such a shame because this was a really strong 4 or better read for a while and then I felt it fell apart Obviously, I m in the minority opinion so chances are you will love this And I hope you do 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 19Review Date 5 5 19


  7. says:

    Erica Bauermeister has crafted a unique and lovely tail about secrets, forgiveness, and the power of scent Emmeline spent the first 12 years of her life living on an isolated island with her beloved father All they had was each other, the trees, their cabin, and a drawers of fragrance As Emmeline gets older she knows there is behind her father s obsession with cent then he is telling her, but what is it After a tragedy Emmeline finds herself thrust into the real world For Emmeline the outside world is terribly challenging If it weren t for the loving couple that takes her in and a boy named Fisher she would be all alone But as time goes on Emmeline knows it is time for her to confront the secrets of her past This was a beautifully told coming of age story bursting with quirk and charm Loved Emmeline she had such a sweet spirit and her vulnerability really tugs at the heartstrings I found the part that scent played in the story extremely fascinating How scent can evoke a memory or how it can be used to manipulate you to feel a certain way There is a lot about fragrance in the story and Emmeline has a crazy bond and talent when it comes to scent Now I have a bit of a fragrance obsession myself, but I really have no idea if there are people out there that feel scent like some of the characters in the story This story had such a vibrant and unique vibe to it I enjoyed every single minute I spent with Emmeline on her journey of self discovery The story was quiet, but powerful The characters were simple, but complex I m struggling to find the perfect adjective to describe thisbook How about this It is a book I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege of reading and I hope you feel the same way when you finish it Gabra Zackman brought the perfect tone to the story She brought each character their own unique voice and really brought this beautiful story to life many thanks to St Martin s Press and Macmillan Audio for my gifted copy


  8. says:

    4.5 starsA few months ago, I was invited to participate in the blog tour for this book and after reading the summary, I accepted the invite even though I did have a little bit of hesitation about the story The reason for my hesitation was because I had never before read any books or stories that revolved entirely around scents and smells and wondered what kind of a story this would turn out to be Also, reading the summary, I got the impression at first that this would lean toward magical realism than anything else, which is not a genre that I read a whole lot in, so I was a little concerned that I might struggle through this one Well, it turns out I need not have worried, as this book was nothing like I imagined it and in the end, I not only devoured this one, I actually fell in love with the story as well as most of its characters This was a fascinating read for me, one in which I enjoyed every minute reading it and quite honestly, didn t want it to end I actually have never read a book quite like this one unique in its detailed exploration of scent through the character of Emmeline and the talent she possessed, done in a way that was fascinating and engaging, yet also incorporating the familiarity of a story about family, love, relationships with people as well as with nature , and the realities of ordinary life whether good, bad, or everything in between I love books that teach me things, that make me wonder, reflect, and ponder, that give me food for thought, and most of all, that make me continue to think about the story or its characters long after I finish reading this book definitely did all that and then some To be honest, before reading this book, I never gave much thought to our sense of smell or the types of images that certain scents and fragrances can conjure up it was another one of those things I took for granted as being a necessary part of life but not tremendously special This book changed my perspective in a big way, as it helped me realize how scents can be used to evoke memories both pleasant and unpleasant , but can also be used to steer human behavior and even manipulate people into acting in certain ways Already, it has made me aware in the sense that when I smell certain scents now, I wonder about the people and the story behind those scents If I had to choose the thing I loved most about this book, I would have to say the writing, which was absolutely lyrical and immersive this was a story gorgeously written and beautifully told and yes, some parts did take my breath away It was also an emotional read for me Emmeline s journey of self discovery was heart wrenching at times but also heartfelt and hopeful I know that Emmeline is a character I will remember for a long time to come.With all that said though, my one complaint and the main reason why this book was just shy of a 5 star read for me was the ending, which was way too abrupt and actually left me thinking that perhaps I was missing a few pages somewhere After such a beautiful, heartfelt journey one that I was so immersed and invested in to have it end the way it did was jarring and than a little bit disappointing Luckily, the rest of the story was strong enough that it didn t impact how I felt about the book overall but I think if the ending had been done differently, this would have been a perfect read Without a doubt, this is a book that I highly recommend one that I feel no review can do justice to, as it is a story that must be experienced for yourself This was one I m definitely glad I read, as it grabbed me from the first page and didn t let go, even after the very last page Definitely pick this one up, as it is a story that absolutely deserves to be read Received ARC from St Martin s Press via NetGalley


  9. says:

    Favorite Quotes We are the unwitting carriers of our parents secrets, the ripples made by stones we never saw thrown We humans are almost entirely made of water, except for the stones of our secrets.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 I could feel the tendrils of a fragrance tickling the inside of my nose, slipping into the curls of my black hair I inhaled, and fell into the fragrance like Alice down the rabbit hole.My father had told me that many things in fairy tales weren t real, but my problem was I didn t always know which ones.Cleopatra the goat rapidly became Cleo, but both names fit She was still young enough for a nickname, but she had aspirations of grandeur, my father said She ruled us from the very beginning.The woman s pants hugged her so tightly I thought at first she had blue legs Looking at her was like gazing into one of those enchanted mirrors and seeing a beautiful, older, far assured version of myself.My Review Erica Bauermeister is a master storyteller, an expert wordsmith, and an agile weaver of creative and fanciful tales that transport the mind as well as painfully massage the coronary muscle I ran the gamut while reading, I was transfixed, intrigued, appalled, frustrated, enraged, despondent, deeply moved, entertained, impatient, brokenhearted, and nearly insane with curiosity yet through it all, I was also 100% engaged and fully immersed in the tale The writing was lushly descriptive, evocatively detailed, insightfully observant, and simply beguiling I have a keen sense of smell and was all too easily slotted within Emmeline s head I was instantly taken with and understood her assignment of colors, sounds, shapes, and emotions to corresponding scents Yet I could never have imagined the sense of carefree abandon and adult encouragement to believe in magic and fairy tales during her rustic early childhood on an isolated island, although I would certainly have reveled in that as a child The captivating storylines were ingeniously creative, undeniably consuming, and cast with tantalizingly elusive, and uniquely compelling and stunningly clever characters who were a bit unsettling as they appeared peculiarly off center and while most were not dangerous, several were than a tad beyond slippery I was reluctant to put this book down for any length of time and continued to ruminate over this consuming story whenever those displeasing tasks otherwise known as daily living rudely interrupted my reading In sum, Erica Bauermeister has a new fangirl.


  10. says:

    Having always been fascinated how a smell can evoke an immediate memory I was excited to read this and it lived up to my expectations The writing is beautiful, and I mean there were sentences that literally stopped me, and with an inhalation of breath, I would read them again and be instantly moved with emotion Sometimes that emotion was tears and sometimes I felt sucker punched the emotion was so raw Always intense Always beautiful.Please let me also mention, this book came from the publisher and when I opened the package there was a very soft, faint fragrance A lovely smell A scent that I couldn t exactly place but immediately felt like it was evoking a memory A half hour later it was completely gone So brilliant Thank you to Goodreads and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book to read in exchange for my honest opinion.

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