Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams

Book - 1992
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After her grandmother dies, Joletta Caressa inherits a New Orleans perfume shop and an ancient diary that could lead her to the discovery of a fragrance formula that dates back to Cleopatra

Blackwell North Amer
Her previous novels, Love and Smoke and Joy and Anger have earned bestselling author Jennifer Blake tremendous acclaim for her rich, rhythmic portrayals of the South and her unforgettable characters. Now her gifted pen sweeps us to the colorful streets of present-day New Orleans and to Europe, past and present, where we follow the parallel lives of two women. One modern, one ancestral, these extraordinary heroines embark - one hundred and fifty years apart - upon a European odyssey towards their destiny.
When Joletta Caressa's beloved grandmother dies, she takes with her the secret formula to a legendary perfume believed to have been worn by Cleopatra and Empress Josephine - and which is now the most desperately sought perfume on the market. Joletta's only clue to the formula is the journals written by her ancestress, Violet Fossier, who in 1854 made a grand tour of Europe. Joletta realizes she must follow Violet's itinerary across the European continent, using the events that took place and the scenes she visited to decipher the code to the formula.
As Joletta follows Violet's journey, the story goes back in time, to nineteenth-century Europe and a scandalous love affair that is intimately bound up in the mystery of the perfume. In the present, Joletta finds herself attracted to - and suspicious of - Rone Adamson, a Southern playboy whose astounding knowledge of perfume makes Joletta wary. Yet his chivalrous charms prove too much for her scruples and Joletta succumbs to her dubious white knight, even as danger swirls around them....
Sweeping from modern London to Napoleon's France, from the Swiss Alps to the canals and palazzi of Italy and finally to a secret garden outside Venice where the answers to so many questions lie, here is a spellbinding novel of two passionate women who dare to live their wildest dreams. It is a magnificent tale that only Jennifer Blake could write.

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Along with a New Orleans perfume shop, Joletta Caressa inherits an ancient diary that could lead her to the discovery of a fragrance formula that dates back to Cleopatra. By the author of Joy and Anger. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449906170
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm


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