- By Jennifer Blake

Wildest Dreams

  • Title: Wildest Dreams
  • Author: Jennifer Blake
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Wildest Dreams Two extraordinary women years apart search Europe for a special perfume and their own secret hearts for the thing that matters most The perfume is legendary once worn by Cleopatra and Empress Jo

    Two extraordinary women 150 years apart search Europe for a special perfume, and their own secret hearts for the thing that matters most.The perfume is legendary, once worn by Cleopatra and Empress Josephine and made in New Orleans for than 150 years Its history and enthralling scent render it priceless, and while many are determined to exploit it, JolettaTwo extraordinary women 150 years apart search Europe for a special perfume, and their own secret hearts for the thing that matters most.The perfume is legendary, once worn by Cleopatra and Empress Josephine and made in New Orleans for than 150 years Its history and enthralling scent render it priceless, and while many are determined to exploit it, Joletta Caressa s beloved grandmother, Violet, took its secret formula with her when she died.Now Joletta must reconstruct it using the journals written by Violet, who brought the perfume home from a Victorian era grand tour of Europe The code is in the yellowed pages, tied to the places Violet visited London, Paris, the Swiss Alps, Venice, and a secluded garden in the Italian countryside.As Joletta follows the itinerary described, she runs into Rone Adamson, a charming Southern gentleman with a quirky sense of humor and suspicious understanding of perfume production After an odd accident, Rone comes to her aid then invites himself on her pilgrimage Meanwhile, within the pages of the journal, Violet embarks on a daring love affair, intimately connected to the perfume, with an intriguing artist who woos her with his tender touch Yet all is not sweet scents and moonlight for Violet in the 1850s scandal and death darken her path across Europe.With Joletta s own path mimicking her grandmother s much too precisely, she must decide whether to trust her dubious white knight or leave him behind as she follows the perfume s trail to its bitter end.

    1 thought on “Wildest Dreams

    1. Reminiscent of Mary Stewart, 'Wildest Dreams' captures the imagination and takes you on a languid and luscious tour of Europe. Two love stories and a hidden treasure, as well as other secrets to be shared, make this a mixture of romance with a drop or two of danger that deserves to be experienced breath by breath.

    2. This never went where I thought it would and I loved the heroine who was true to herself, resourceful and honest. I certainly enjoyed the ride! It was also by today's standards fairly clean.

    3. The nose knows and Jolette Caresse a testament to that. Fossier’s Royal Perfume, a successful business for almost a hundred and fifty years, has been in the family from the beginning. Now, with the death of Mimi, her grandmother, threatens to destroy it all. The perfumery’s most famous and consequently best-selling perfume was known as La Jordin de Cour and is rumored to stem from the Royal Court of Cleopatra and was brought into Europe by no less than Napoleon Bonaparte and was given to his [...]

    4. Blake is a strong writer and I love her heroines, but I admit I got a little antsy reading this. It was ambitious, and I loved that she went back and forth through history, but I actually wanted to stick to the main, modern-day plotline. Still, blake's writing is good and her heroine smart, savvy, and appealing.

    5. Wildest Dreams by Jennifer Blake is a 1992 publication. What a great story. Joletta has her world turned upside down when her fiancee decides he's not ready for marriage after all and then her grandmother dies suddenly, taking with her the formula for their most famous perfume. Joletta' s relatives are dying to get their hands on the formula so they can sell it to a large cosmetic company, making them quite wealthy. But, Joletta doesn't want to sell and her grandmother left her an old journal wr [...]

    6. This story starts out very interesting. Joletta's grandmother has died without passing on the recipe to the family perfume shop's most famous perfume. Joletta's ancestress Violet got the recipe while on a trip in Europe. Joletta heads to Europe with Violet's journal to see if retracing the steps of her ancestor will help elucidate the perfume recipe. Joletta encounters attempts on her life.We flash back to Violet's experiences and life. At first this is very interesting but it begins to bog down [...]

    7. I really liked this one. It was very well written and kept you wanting to read till finished. The moving from the present to the past was done fluently and the characters were well defined. I was really into the perfume chemistry and the flower meanings behind them and it gave me an educated buying experience when I get a perfume in the future for my girlfriends.This is one that I really recommend for the love story behind the suspense both past and present. You will feel exhausted but satisfied [...]

    8. What a wonderful story! First, I have to say, as a collector of Pansies, I loved how they were featured in this story! And the story - what a beautiful telling of a young woman learning her history. A fun romp through Europe! Falling in love. I really think this book had a bit of everything. Action, adventure, romance, and let's not forget, family drama! I really loved how this ended. You must read this. You will like it!

    9. The first book of Jennifer Blake's that I've read. It's been years but I can still remember that it's the first and only out of all the books I've read that made me literally cry: tears, snot and all. I just couldn't help myself then but it's the reason why I really love this book. It's a book that wretches emotions out of me and I never really cry on books. 5 out of 5 for the great quality and uniqueness of the story!

    10. Excellent story mysteryMixture of modern New Orleans, modern Europe, and Europe of the Crimea war and the world of perfume. Mystery, suspense, history, romance all bouncing betwixt eras. Excellent characterization and storyline. This a story you don't want to miss with all the nods to historical names. Adult readers

    11. To be honest I read only the beginning and because it was wack I just stopped to find sth more interesting, maybe later the book would be better and maybe I'll try again but for now there are tons of books to check and I'll read the whole book only when they get me interested. Maybe I am wrong, idk, I didn't read even the half of the book :/

    12. Slow but a big finishIt took a while for me to fully get into the storyline. It was a bit confusing going between the two sets of main characters. Still I was intrigued enough to want to find out more about the people. The ending was great. I really enjoyed this book.

    13. Unforgettable!Wow, this story is so heartwarming and heartbreaking. It grabs you from the first and keeps you spellbound till the end. A story you want to read over and over so it never has to end

    14. I was not expecting that ending, it surprised me a bit. I loved and hated the part where Joletta was playing hard to get with Rone. They are, in my mind, the reincarnation of her ancestors. It was a beautiful love story!

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