Reviews for Scent of the Roses





5 Flags!  I was introduced to the work of P. G. Forte by her non-series novel, Waiting for the Big One. I knew at once that this would be an author to watch, and my intuition has been definitively validated by this first in the nine-volume Oberon Chronicles series. The Chronicles reminds me of Peyton Place {the novel, not the movie} if that book had been deeper into its characters. By this I mean that Ms. Forte has instituted an astounding feat of world-building with the town of Oberon, California; and if the remaining works in the series match up to the quality of the first, then the entire series will remain on my “virtual shelf” as reads, rereads, and long-term keepers. -- Annie -- Euro Reviews


Book one in the Oberon series is a sweeping tale that encompasses more than just the main characters. It is very apparent that Ms. Forte spent considerable time building the world of Oberon and its inhabitants. The quality of writing was excellent. -- Sandra Barkevich -- TCM Reviews


4 Hearts!  SCENT OF ROSES by P. G. Forte is an intriguing mystery filled with exceptional minds, old mental anguish and murder. It is a long read, but so very interesting I didn't notice as I kept turning the pages. The story that unfolds kept me glued to the novel as this small town's problems from the past and present unfold. P. G. Forte is an exceptional writer to bring the different personalities of these many characters into the story. I recommend her writing to anyone who likes this genre. -- Mariah -- The Romance Studio


Ms. Forte has a fine way with words. With one sentence, 'She looked so much less like an axe murderer than she had the night before.' She manages to sum up both a character's nervous hysteria, and her perception of Scout. Humorous irony tinges many of her observations. Some of the characters, such as Lucy Cavanaugh, the manipulative friend, have such strength that they force their way off the page and into the reader's living room. Scent of the Roses delves heavily into hypnotism and psychic endeavor. A reader must suspend disbelief to catch the full flavor of this story. A few loose plot ends never got tied up properly, though they didn't detract noticeably from the effect. "Scent of the Roses" roots into the emotional basis of human relationship, despite all the mental barriers we may place against pain and betrayal. I enjoyed this book considerably. Have fun reading! -- Jeanette Cottrell --

Rating: 4 Cats 

Sinister happenings give this story a freaky edge, though I will say the cats were the icing on the cake for me. Talk about a creep fest! The old house, coupled with the image of the cats, gave me the jitters.

When Scout was hypnotised, I was gripped! These scenes moved along swiftly, and I found I couldn't stop reading once I started. I was fascinated by the intricate way P.G Forte weaved the regression and journey through the subconscious. I found my heart hammering once things from the past started to become clearer, and I wished my eyes could have gone from side to side just a little more quickly! -- Michelle Ellis --
Wild Child Publishing


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