Liza should be the happiest high schooler ever. She won her basketball team the state championship, but she is disappointed that her father didn’t show up at the game. This isn’t the first or last time that he doesn’t keep his word about showing up to things. He recently became a partner at his law firm and never comes home to spend time with the family, and it is starting to tear them apart. One night the absence of her father leads to a terrible accident that Eliza is not sure that she will ever be able to forgive him for.
I picked up Heaven’s Scent on the day I got it in the mail for the blog tour, and was immediately drawn into the conflict, which was clear, strong, and compelling. I couldn’t put this book down and kept turning the pages, getting lost in the story. The story moves along at a nice pace, draws the reader in. My one peeve was that I felt that the scenes of Liza with her basketball coach seemed awkward and strange. Maybe it’s because I didn’t see enough evidence of their having a close mentor/student bond at the beginning of the book that it seemed weird to me later when suddenly the coach was “like a father to her.” Maybe it’s just me, but I still think this is a great book for all readers, especially teenagers. They will love it!