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The Perfumist of Paris - Alka Joshi

Author: Alka Joshi

Started: April 1, 2023

Finished: April 4, 2023

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Historical Fiction

Radha now lives in Paris with her husband and two children. She is a lab assistant at the House of Yves, a perfume manufacturer in Grasse, where she puts together formulas for perfumes. Being a working mother causes problems with her husband, who has an old world mentality and wants her to remain home. After being assigned to a large project at work, Radha returns home to Shimla, hoping to gather scents for her perfume. Upon returning home, she comes face-to-face with her past which she must now bring light.

Having loved the first two books in the Jaipur trilogy I had high hopes for this book and they were definitely met. Having learned Lakshmi's story and how Radha came to marry her husband and leave India, I always wondered what would happen if Radha had to reveal the most important person she had left behind. I loved how Radha has grown into a woman who knows what she wants. She has grown so much as a character and it was a pleasure to see. While I was thrilled to read the final book in the trilogy, I'm also sad that the story is over. I cannot wait to see what else Alka Joshi has to share with the world.

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