Book Praise

 

 

What people are saying about THE WINEMAKERS (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)

“Absolutely adored THE WINEMAKERS.  Beautifully layered and utterly compelling.  Intriguing from start to finish.  A story not to be missed.” – Jane Porter, USA Today and NYT Bestselling author of It’s You and The Good Woman

“Readers will devour this page-turner as the mystery and passions spin out. VERDICT: A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery.” – The Library Journal

“As she did with fragrance and scent-making in Scent of Triumph (2015), Moran weaves knowledge of wine and winemaking into this intense family drama.” – Booklist

“Wildly romantic and utterly compelling, THE WINEMAKERS is full of family secrets and gorgeous descriptions of the Italian countryside and the vineyards of the Napa Valley. I was completely swept away!”  – Anita Hughes, author of Rome In Love

“Told with exquisite elegance and style, THE WINEMAKERS is a dazzling tale rich with family secrets, fine wine, and romance that will leave you breathless.”  – Juliette Sobanet, author of Sleeping with Paris

“Readers will devour this page-turner as the mystery and passions spin out. VERDICT: A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery.” – The Library Journal

“We were spellbound by the thread of deception weaving the book’s characters into a tangled web, and turned each page anticipating the outcome.” – The Mercury News

What people are saying about SCENT OF TRIUMPH (St. Martin’s Press, 2015)

“A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow.” – Booklist

“A well-spun and sweeping debut novel about a fearless, headstrong woman. Spanning multiple continents and set against the backdrop of World War II, Jan Moran deftly weaves plotlines and tackles tough issues, all to a satisfying conclusion. Add in glimpses of the high-end fragrance trade, and SCENT OF TRIUMPH offers a thoroughly engaging tale, rich in all five senses.” — Michelle Gable, Author of A Paris Apartment

“Jan Moran delivers a sweeping tale that transports readers from the lavender scented fields of Provence to the pulsing boulevards of Paris, from the flashy parties of Hollywood to the war-ravaged rubble of Nazi-occupied Poland. SCENT OF TRIUMPH is as full and rich as the intoxicating perfumes blended at the hands of its memorable and worthy heroine, Danielle. Heartbreaking, evocative, and inspiring, this book is a powerful journey.” – Allison Pataki, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Accidental Empress

“Utterly inescapable once you pick it up, SCENT OF TRIUMPH pulls us into a World War II-era love story that transports the reader from behind Nazi lines, to the perfumed fields of France, and into glittering Golden Age Hollywood. Jan Moran’s masterful romance comes with a bonus: she interweaves this romantic tale with a behind-the-scenes look at how one makes and sells perfume, an art Ms. Moran is known for internationally. The fascinating result is a tale that rivals Danielle Steele at her romantic best while also providing a primer in the art of perfume!” — Allegra Jordan, author of The End of Innocence

”Jan Moran has written a sweeping saga of one woman’s journey through World War II and her unwillingness to give up even when faced with the toughest challenges. Danielle is a character readers will cherish and Jan’s descriptions of the perfume industry and Europe under siege are mesmerizing. A heartbreaking, evocative read that will transport readers to another place and time and not let go. I could not turn the pages fast enough!” — Anita Hughes, Author of Lake Como

“A haunting, multilayered historical romance, (Jan Moran’s) Scent of Triumph takes us on an epic journey with the most resilient of heroines as our guide. It is a book to savor, like the most beautiful of perfumes. Inhale. Exhale. I was riveted from start to finish…and I’m only just now finding my breath.” — Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris; A Memoir

“Hard to put down…captivating. The tragedies of war, conflicts in family, love, and passion for perfumery paint a realistic, historical portrait of some of the fragrance industry’s most famous women who created today’s top cosmetic firms. A “must read” for anyone in the cosmetic industry or even starting a business.” —  Marvel Fields, Chairman, American Society of Perfumers

“From war-torn Europe to the sunny climes of Southern California, SCENT OF TRIUMPH is a captivating tale of love, loss, determination and reinvention. A page-turner.” — Karen Marin, Givenchy Paris

“Action, suspense and romance as it follows its intrepid heroine through the turbulent years of World War II, from the depths of tragedy to the heights of success. Fragrance lovers will enjoy the skillful way in which scent is woven into the story…and how the heroine’s experiences are filtered through her highly refined sense of smell.” – Nancy Arnott, A&E Television Networks

“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” – USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster, Author of Expert Witness

“A rich tapestry that weaves fragrance into an already compelling story of love and perseverance during World War II. Jan’s skillful writing, combined with her wealth of olfactory knowledge, makes this a great read for all, but especially the perfume enthusiast.” – Karen Adams, Co-Founder, Sniffapalooza

“When you lose everything, one must embrace. SCENT OF TRIUMPH follows the struggles of Danielle Bretancourt von Hoffman, who following the Second World War [attempts] to find her place in society, and finds her talent of identifying any scent on her own; she uses those talents to build her way up through the fashion world and Hollywood. Drawing heavily on the author’s own experience, SCENT OF TRIUMPH has a dedicated look into the history of the world of fashion, recommended.” – Midwest Book Review

“A stylish, compelling story of a family torn apart by war and a woman’s courageous efforts to bring them back together, SCENT OF TRIUMPH has everything: romance, heartache, spying, intrigue, and vivid settings. Danielle is just the kind of feisty female protagonist that I love, but what really sets SCENT OF TRIUMPH apart is the backdrop of perfumery that suffuses the story with the delicious aromas of rose, jasmine, lavender, bergamot, cinnamon bark, cloves and bitter orange. You can almost smell them as you read – a remarkable feat!” — Liz Trenow, Author of The Poppy Factory

“A gripping World War II story of poignant love and devastating, heart-wrenching loss. The perfumes are so beautifully described, you can smell them wafting up from the pages.” — Gill Paul, Author of The Affair

”Warm and well written, with characters who attract the reader’s sympathy and affection. A lovely story well-told, which will appeal to romantics, fashion and perfume devotees, and fans of historical fiction.” — Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader.com

“In SCENT OF TRIUMPH, Jan Moran has created a resilient, talented, yet relatable character in Danielle. Her story will resonate with any woman who has faced the challenges of parenting, loving, and working to build a future for herself—as well as those who are looking for a good read, and a satisfying ending.” — Kelly James-Enger, Author of White Bikini Panties and The Honesty Index 

“Strengths: Courageous heroine; Star-crossed lovers; Daunting saga; Splendid sense of time and place, capturing the unease and turmoil of the 1940’s; HEA. Measure of Love: Teaspoon
Introspection Level: Medium. Thoughts: An engaging story featuring a larger-than-life heroine.” — Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Absolutely riveting…the heroine in SCENT OF TRIUMPH stands out as a good role model to women.” — Joan Holman, Internet Marketing Guru

“SCENT OF TRIUMPH will appeal to anyone who enjoys historical romance. Filled with love, loss, struggle, triumph. Moran writes in such a way that you will feel as if you were transported back to the era. Her characters are interesting and well developed. Very unique, an enjoyable read.” — Rebecca’s Reads Review

What people are saying about FLAWLESS: A Love, California Series Novel, Book 1

“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 is an astute, intelligent, gripping romance for the modern woman. Jan Moran’s writing took me to the edge; she creates a heroine whom you can’t fail to care for and understand. A fabulous first book in the series; I can’t wait to read the next one!” — Hannah Fielding, Author of The Echoes of Love

“Jan Moran is a favorite author of mine. Primarily because I LEARN something from her about perfume and in this case of FLAWLESS about the cosmetic business of skincare…. All in all a fun read which grabs you at the start.” — Tina Sloan, Author of Changing Shoes, Award-Winning Actress (Guiding Light, and other films and television)

 

“If you’re a Jackie Collins or Danielle Steel fan, you’ll love Jan Moran’s FLAWLESS.” — Debbie White, Author of Salty Dog

 

“FLAWLESS is a classic romantic story with a modern twist.” — Ann Riley, Author of Aerie
“This was such a great story… Great writing, excellent settings and so well described! It was a thoroughly enjoyable read.” — Jessica Roe, Author of Undone, Guardians Book 1

 

“Moran beautifully weaves a tale of a strong, intelligent entrepreneur in FLAWLESS. Verena Valent is sophisticated, independent, and complex. She faces the dark side of the beauty world with grace… She finds love, hope, and friendship in FLAWLESS. I highly recommend it.” — Reader Sophie

What people are saying about BEAUTY MARK: A Love, California Series Novel, Book 2

“With a stage set, once again, for a fabulous novel, Jan Moran did not disappoint her readers. The story lived and breathed of our heroine’s character… The depth of industry and workplaces issues that were addressed within context were handled wonderfully and with vivid detail to what many women deal with on a daily basis… A job well done. A story well written, which left this reviewer eager for the upcoming offerings of this series. Beauty Mark is a definite recommendation to read, alone or as a part of the series.” – Karen Laird, Under the Shade Tree Reviews

“I am thoroughly enjoying this series…This is a series you will read every year, and enjoy it every time.” – Amazon Reader NancyJQ