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Scent of Darkness - A Novel

Margot Berwin

In her best-selling debut, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire, Margot Berwin brought us to the rain forests of Mexico-to a land of shamans, spirit animals, and snake charmers-in the search for nine rare and valuable plants. Now, with her hotly anticipated second novel, Berwin takes us somewhere darker: deep into the bayous of Louisiana, to a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and potent elixirs. Scent of Darkness is a magical, seductive story about the power of scent, and about what happens when a perfume renders a young woman irresistible. Evangeline grows up understanding the extraordinary effects of fragrance. Her grandmother Louise is a gifted aromata, a master of scent-making and perfume. When Eva was a girl, Louise carefully explained that lavender under her pillow would make her dream of the man she would marry; eucalyptus would make her taller; almandine, fatter; and jasmine, Louise promised, would wrap her life in a mystery. When Eva is eighteen, Louise leaves her the ultimate gift-a scent created just for her. The small perfume vial is accompanied by a note in Louise's slanted script: "Do not remove the stopper, Evangeline, unless you want everything in your life to change." From the moment Eva places a drop-the essence of fire, leather, rose, and jasmine-on her neck, men dance closer to her, women bury their noses deep into her hair, even the cats outside her bedroom cry to be near her. After a lifetime spent blending into the background, Eva is suddenly the object of intense desire to everyone around her. Strangers follow her down the street; a young boy appears at her door asking for a favor; and two men, one kind and good, the other dark and seductive, fall deeply, madly in love with her. As her greatest gift becomes an unbearable curse, Eva must uncover the secret of her scent and the message her grandmother, the woman who loved her most, wanted to tell her. A bewitching tale of love, blood, power, and magic, Scent of Darkness is a wildly inventive novel that will seduce the

In her best-selling debut, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire, Margot Berwin brought us to the rain forests of Mexico-to a land of shamans, spirit animals, and snake charmers-in the search for nine rare and valuable plants. Now, with her hotly anticipated second novel, Berwin takes us somewhere darker: deep into the bayous of Louisiana, to a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and potent elixirs. Scent of Darkness is a magical, seductive story about the power of scent, and about what happens when a perfume renders a young woman irresistible. Evangeline grows up understanding the extraordinary effects of fragrance. Her grandmother Louise is a gifted aromata, a master of scent-making and perfume. When Eva was a girl, Louise carefully explained that lavender under her pillow would make her dream of the man she would marry; eucalyptus would make her taller; almandine, fatter; and jasmine, Louise promised, would wrap her life in a mystery. When Eva is eighteen, Louise leaves her the ultimate gift-a scent created just for her. The small perfume vial is accompanied by a note in Louise's slanted script: "Do not remove the stopper, Evangeline, unless you want everything in your life to change." From the moment Eva places a drop-the essence of fire, leather, rose, and jasmine-on her neck, men dance closer to her, women bury their noses deep into her hair, even the cats outside her bedroom cry to be near her. After a lifetime spent blending into the background, Eva is suddenly the object of intense desire to everyone around her. Strangers follow her down the street; a young boy appears at her door asking for a favor; and two men, one kind and good, the other dark and seductive, fall deeply, madly in love with her. As her greatest gift becomes an unbearable curse, Eva must uncover the secret of her scent and the message her grandmother, the woman who loved her most, wanted to tell her. A bewitching tale of love, blood, power, and magic, Scent of Darkness is a wildly inventive novel that will seduce the
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In her best-selling debut, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire, Margot Berwin brought us to the rain forests of Mexico-to a land of shamans, spirit animals, and snake charmers-in the search for nine rare and valuable plants. Now, with her hotly anticipated second novel, Berwin takes us somewhere darker: deep into the bayous of Louisiana, to a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and potent elixirs. Scent of Darkness is a magical, seductive story about the power of scent, and about what happens when a perfume renders a young woman irresistible. Evangeline grows up understanding the extraordinary effects of fragrance. Her grandmother Louise is a gifted aromata, a master of scent-making and perfume. When Eva was a girl, Louise carefully explained that lavender under her pillow would make her dream of the man she would marry; eucalyptus would make her taller; almandine, fatter; and jasmine, Louise promised, would wrap her life in a mystery. When Eva is eighteen, Louise leaves her the ultimate gift-a scent created just for her. The small perfume vial is accompanied by a note in Louise's slanted script: "Do not remove the stopper, Evangeline, unless you want everything in your life to change." From the moment Eva places a drop-the essence of fire, leather, rose, and jasmine-on her neck, men dance closer to her, women bury their noses deep into her hair, even the cats outside her bedroom cry to be near her. After a lifetime spent blending into the background, Eva is suddenly the object of intense desire to everyone around her. Strangers follow her down the street; a young boy appears at her door asking for a favor; and two men, one kind and good, the other dark and seductive, fall deeply, madly in love with her. As her greatest gift becomes an unbearable curse, Eva must uncover the secret of her scent and the message her grandmother, the woman who loved her most, wanted to tell her. A bewitching tale of love, blood, power, and magic, Scent of Darkness is a wildly inventive novel that will seduce the

Language:

English

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:47


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:29