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Scent of Roses Book Review


Rosalyn Delaney’s husband, Josiah, had vanished six years ago. Following a private detective’s lead, Rosalyn leaves Salt Lake City and boards a train heading to the mining town of Whiskey Ridge, Arizona. She arrives at Rose House, an old mansion reputed to be haunted, only to discover her missing husband has been killed, and his business partner, Whip Kincade, is wanted for his murder. Determined to uncover the secrets surrounding Josiah and his death, Rosalyn decides to stay-even when she begins to receive nightly visits from a charming “ghost”…


Escaping a troubled past, Whip Kincade had hoped he could make a fresh start by coming to Whiskey Ridge and opening a saloon with his friend, Josiah. Now as a murder suspect hiding in his own house, Whip’s future looks bleak indeed…unless he can find the real culprit. But the unexpected intrusion of Rosalyn ruins his plans of sneaking out at night to investigate. Scaring her away is the first step in clearing his name, but Rosalyn doesn’t rattle easily. And Whip isn’t sure he wants the lovely widow to walk out of his life—especially when she would take his heart with her…

My Review of Scent of Roses

I wasn’t sure what to think of this book at first. I had this idea from the first chapter that this was going to be a great story, and it was, but it ended up being so different from what I expected it to be! It’s a different kind of love story and it’s a great mix of romance, mystery and a little bit of paranormal.

The book introduces us to whip while he’s managing the mine that his partner and him run. There is an accident and whip blames his partner, they scuffle and part ways, but when whip comes home to find his partner dead things start to change. He is forced into hiding just as a new women appears in his life. When I read this first section I thought for sure this would revolve around the mine and everything having to do with running one, I was so wrong!

The good news is scent of roses really is a fun story, full of mystery and romance. It’s a story where you learn a lot about people.. both alive and dead.


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About the Author

Charlene began her writing life at an early age, often penning stories where she cast herself as the heroine. It was after college when she dug out her old college typewriter and started her first novel, which came from a spirited dream she’d had the pervious night.

While that book never sold, her second novel did. Tender Touch became a Golden Heart finalist and earned her an agent who signed the book, and two others, in a three book contract with Kensington Publishing. Kensington went onto publish five of Charlene’s western historical romances: Taming Jenna (1994); Tender Touch (1994 Golden Heart Finalist); Forever Mine (1996 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee and Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist); To Have and To Hold (1997); and as Rachel Summers, The Scent of Roses (1999).

Charlene took a break from publishing, but not from writing. A Kiss and A Dare is Charlene’s first paranormal romance.

Divine Gamble is Charlene’s latest work and won first place in the western historical category of the 2010 Romance Through The Ages contest.

When Charlene isn’t writing, she loves to travel, do genealogy, digital scrapbooking and dyes eggs in the Ukrainian style. And she enjoys camping and fishing with her husband in the Utah wilderness.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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