The Scent of Gardenias: A Strong Woman Overcoming Circumstances Novel

· Morewellson, Ltd.

About this ebook

She had big dreams. But will war, tragedy, and naïveté ruin her aspirations?

Determined to escape her hard life, Margaret elopes in defiance of her controlling father. But Margaret’s plans are destroyed when her husband’s killed in World War II. Never giving up, Margaret attains her dreams. But when Margaret finds she’s living a life of secrets, it threatens everything.

Poignant and heartfelt, The Scent of Gardenias chronicles the struggle of a Twentieth-Century woman carving her place in society. If you like raw emotional battles, family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, then you’ll love Lorraine Haas’s tale of courage and tenacity. 

If you enjoy stories of strong women by the likes of authors Kate Quinn, Kristen Hannah, Amanda Skenadore, Allison Pataki, Kristen Harmel, or Donna Everhart, then grab The Scent of Gardenias.

Editorial Reviews

Couldn't put down The Scent of Gardenias. Recommend this book to readers who enjoy a strong female character living in a difficult era that is realistically portrayed. Readers' Favorite  

Against a backdrop of poverty in the 1940s, Margaret Rose dreams of a different life. Packed with family angst, the storyline highlights the main character’s tenacity and resilience against overwhelming odds. The Scent of Gardenias provides a rich tale of historical fiction highlighting the trials of a woman who bucks the norm to blaze her own path. Novels Alive

The Scent of Gardenias is a standout work of historical fiction that offers relatable characters, moving circumstances, and insight into a critical time in America's past. This is a wonderfully engaging story that is rich in detail with colorful characters that readers will come to love or hate. The depiction of life during wartime is authentic, and readers will fully empathize with Maggie as she struggles to adjust in the days after the Pearl Harbor bombing. Characterization is one of the many strengths of this work, as each individual comes alive on the page. Filled with delightful and engaging characters, The Scent of Gardenias is a poignant page-turner.  BookLife Prize

About the author

Lorraine Haas used to speak fluent French as a child living in France, binge-watches too many shows instead of writing, and enjoys people-watching and travel. Sometimes she writes books.

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