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by Jan Moran


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When Dahlia Dubois, a creative indie perfumer, steps in to lead the iconic, international perfume house her grandmother founded, she soon discovers that nothing is as it seems—including the intriguing man she met in Cannes, France.

Soon, tensions rise in Monaco, where Dahlia juggles a search for her long missing mother, a corporate takeover, and a developing relationship with Alain, a legendary Formula 1 race car driver—all just days before the exciting Monaco Grand Prix race. As long-held family secrets emerge, Dahlia must find the courage to face dangerous truths.

Essence is part of the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels that can be ready in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun, heartfelt series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulences of dating and family life.

Tasteful Women's Fiction. Also available in audiobook. Visit

"[Jan Moran] gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." Booklist

"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)
BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)
RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)
ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)
STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)
SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)

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BN ID: 2940161091326
Publisher: Jan Moran
Publication date: 03/29/2022
Series: Love California , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 32,741
File size: 630 KB

About the Author

Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author who lives near the beach in southern California. She writes stylish, uplifting, and emotionally rich contemporary series and 20th-century historical women's fiction. The Midwest Book Review and Kirkus have recommended her books, calling her heroines strong, complex, and resourceful.

Visit her at and join her reader's club. Her books are also translated into German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, and other languages. She studied writing at the UCLA Writers Program and sailed on Semester at Sea.

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