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Book Review: Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

Ever since I was a 4th grade student, World War II has always fascinated me. I don't know if it was because of the injustice or if it was because my great grandparents met due to World War II or if it was something else entirely. Moran brings the reader a story about Daniell Bretancourt and her journey during the World War II era.

The hard thing with this book is I feel like nothing connected very well. It was almost like the reader was given two completely separate stories. Danielle is given a hard life at times. She is able to be a resilient woman and carry on with her life even though it is less than ideal. I feel like the characters in "Scent of Triumph" were pretty underdeveloped. I had a hard time getting to know the characters and relating to them.

I really feel like this story had a lot of unfinished story lines that should have been completed and wrapped up by the end of the book and they just weren't. Danielle was parted from her son in the beginning of the book and it never felt like Danielle was really phased by that. You would think that the character would have felt a huge loss from being parted from her son at such a young age. I had a hard time really getting into the story because I felt like ultimately there were way too many gaps in the storyline.


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