Lorraine Haas writes poignant stories of Strong Women Overcoming Circumstances.
Editorial Reviews for The Scent of Gardenias
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