There, through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph by commanding newcomer Jan Moran is one woman's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.
Discover Jan's sweeping HISTORICAL FICTION from St. Martin’s Press:
THE WINEMAKERS: A Novel of Wine and Secrets - A mother and daughter keep disastrous secrets from each other in Napa Valley and Italy of the 1950s.
SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion - A French perfumer’s obsession to reunite her family in the midst of WWII.
BOOK AWARDS:Reader's Favorite Bronze Award for Historical Fiction
Many years ago, the Rosetta family’s hard-won dreams of staking their claim in the vineyards of California came to fruition. Now high-spirited, passionate Caterina Rosetta, who has inherited both her mother’s talent for crafting the finest wines and also her indomitable will, wants nothing more than to win her mother’s approval and work at her side. But that can never happen, because Caterina is keeping a secret that could ruin her: a daughter of her own, fathered by the love of her life, who left her without explanation. Just as she feels she has nowhere to turn, Caterina discovers that she has inherited a vineyard in the Tuscan countryside in Italy, from a grandmother she’s never heard of, and she seizes the chance to start a new life for herself and her child.
But the past is not so easily outrun. In the country of her ancestors, Caterina meets the family of the father she never knew, and discovers that her mother is also hiding her own secret—a secret so devastating it threatens the future of everything her family has worked for. As an old murder comes to light, and Caterina uncovers a tragedy that may destroy the man she loves, she realizes her happiness will depend on revealing the truth of her mother’s buried past—if she has the strength to face it.
From author Jan Moran comes The Winemakers, a sweeping, romantic novel that will hold you in its grasp until the last delicious sip.
Kiedy w 1939 znana francuska perfumiarka Danielle wchodzi na pokład luksusowego liniowca, który płynie do Europy, nie wie jeszcze, że ta podróż odmieni jej życie na zawsze. Na pokładzie statku ona i jej mąż dowiadują się o wybuchu wojny, która rozdziela ich z synem będącym pod opieką babci w Polsce.
Kolejne miesiące i lata stają się dla Danielle najtrudniejszymi chwilami w życiu. Kobieta rozpaczliwie stara się odnaleźć zagubioną rodzinę. W końcu podejmuje trudną decyzję i wyjeżdża do Ameryki.
Danielle nie zamierza się jednak poddawać i chce wykorzystać swój wspaniały dar w Los Angeles. Dzięki determinacji i pasji wkrótce odnosi sukces jako kreatorka perfum oraz dostaje przepustkę do hollywoodzkich elit.
Mistrzowski romans, którego strony przewracają się same!
"Opowieść, która rywalizuje z Danielle Steel w jej romantycznym wydaniu!" – Allegra Jordan, autorka "Końca niewinności"
"Jan Moran to nowa królowa epickiego romansu!" – Rebecca Forster, bestsellerowa autorka „USA Today"
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family's legendary Swiss skincare company in Beverly Hills. After her parents die, she becomes the sole provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother, rising to the challenge to guide and expand her family's business. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
While she struggles to save the business that means everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man again on a business trip to Paris and soon gains a new perspective on life.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena's world collapses, her friends rally around her. Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business - or in love?
Flawless is the first in the stylish "Love, California" series of linked, standalone novels.
An Ideal Audiobooks media production.
In the glamorous world of high stakes beauty and fashion, Scarlett Sandoval is a top intellectual property attorney in such demand that her firm sends private jets to shuttle her between Los Angeles, New York, London, and Madrid.
In the midst of a critical trademark deal between a top fashion designer and an international cosmetic company, Scarlett is shocked to learn that in order to achieve her coveted partnership, one devious partner expects more than she is willing to surrender. Soon she is marked for murder.
Her denial not only threatens to derail her hard-won career, but it also endangers her life and the lives of those close to her. Johnny, a handsome Beverly Hills restaurant owner she's known all her life, offers his protection, but one fateful evening, their platonic friendship ignites.
When Scarlett's world erupts and she discovers there is no way back to the life she once had, her other single friends help her through the turmoil. Can Scarlett mend her life, or has she made an irrevocable mistake in business, and in love? Find out in this romantic suspense saga.
Beauty Mark is the second book in the "Love, California" series of linked, standalone novels.
An Ideal Audiobooks media production.
After Fianna Fitzgerald's debut runway show of her fashion designs, a walk on the Malibu beach with reclusive rock star Niall Finley nearly claims their lives when they get caught in high tides. Will the bond they form in those critical moments be enough to last a lifetime?
When Fianna left Ireland for America to follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer, she was determined to leave her family's ancient past behind and start fresh in Beverly Hills. Fianna never imagined that her goal would jeopardize her and those who work for her.
From the runways of Los Angeles to London, someone is trying to sabotage her debut season. As Fianna struggles between two vastly different worlds, her troubles mount, though her friends lend their support in her darkest hours.
Is the terror linked to her family's ancient feudal past, or something else? Furthermore, can she leave Ireland with her heart intact or will she lose it to only man she's ever loved?
Runway is the third book in the "Love, California" series of linked, standalone novels.
An Ideak Audiobooks media production.
When indie perfumer Dahlia Dubois reluctantly steps in to lead the iconic, international perfume house her grandmother founded, she soon discovers that nothing is as it seems - including the intriguing man she met in Cannes, France, who turns out to be Alain Delamare, a legendary Formula 1 race car driver.
Soon, tensions rise in Monaco, where Dahlia juggles a search for her missing mother, a corporate takeover, and a volatile, passionate relationship with Alain - just days before the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix race. As long-held family secrets emerge and threaten her future, Dahlia must find the courage to face the dangerous truth.
Essence is the fourth book in the "Love, California" series of linked, stand-alone novels.
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When jeweler-to-the-stars Elena Eaton is ensnared in a daring jewelry heist on the night of the Academy Awards, she discovers that nothing in La La Land is as it seems. As her sterling reputation and private life suddenly turn into tabloid fodder, a family emergency draws her back to her hometown of Sydney, Australia.
With her family's rare blue diamonds from India missing and her career in jeopardy, her problems mount when an infuriatingly handsome insurance investigator, Jake Greyson, follows her to Sydney, suspecting her of involvement in the robbery. Yet Elena’s grandparents see more in Jake than she does. After a night at the opera and a walk on the beach, Elena and Jake soon find themselves more attracted to each other than either of them planned. But can she trust him with an old family secret regarding the rare diamonds?
Sparkle is the sixth book in the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels. Follow a group of smart, stylish friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life and dating. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun, heartfelt series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams.