“The Scent of Rain”
By Kristin Billerbeck
I have read a few of her books, but this one is probably the best one I have read so far. Daphne is left at the altar by her fiancé, her ability to smell disappeared, her life is literally in crumbly pieces, but that is where her story and journey experienced its sweetest chapter. She begins a new job in a new town with a new house. Her boss is caught by surprise when she begins work early, and he has difficult embracing her at the company. Daphne’s new chapter is her chance for love, pursuing dreams, finally settling down, and learning how to experience God’s radical love through the people she comes in contact with. Her life is forever changed.
It is a really easy, enjoyable book. I read it in one afternoon/evening. I couldn’t put it down. I absolutely loved the character of Jesse. He had experienced much heartache, but it affected how he instantly became compassionate toward Daphne. Both dealt with heart issues in the midst–both experienced great loss. It affected how they cared and reached out. Even when circumstances go beyond our control, God is always working. He will place people in our midst to love us and help us through them! Even when we have been hurt, God can use us to reach out and love others.