by M.J. Rose
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Atria Books (August 7, 2018)
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction | Suspense
Print Length: 336 pages
New York, 1924. Twenty‑four‑year‑old Jenny Bell is one of a dozen burgeoning artists invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s prestigious artists’ colony. Gifted and determined, Jenny vows to avoid distractions and romantic entanglements and take full advantage of the many wonders to be found at Laurelton Hall.
But Jenny’s past has followed her to Long Island. Images of her beloved mother, her hard-hearted stepfather, waterfalls, and murder, and the dank hallways of Canada’s notorious Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women overwhelm Jenny’s thoughts, even as she is inextricably drawn to Oliver, Tiffany’s charismatic grandson.
As the summer shimmers on, and the competition between the artists grows fierce as they vie for a spot at Tiffany’s New York gallery, a series of suspicious and disturbing occurrences suggest someone knows enough about Jenny’s childhood trauma to expose her.
Supported by her closest friend Minx Deering, a seemingly carefree socialite yet dedicated sculptor, and Oliver, Jenny pushes her demons aside. Between stolen kisses and stolen jewels, the champagne flows and the jazz plays on until one moonless night when Jenny’s past and present are thrown together in a desperate moment, that will threaten her promising future, her love, her friendships, and her very life.
Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose
Fall into the atmosphere created that speaks of the early twentieth century. Although at first blush, it appears to be a more innocent time, it was anything but for young Jenny. It’s now 1924 and Jenny has escaped her dark past, the pain, the lies, the murder, the debt she paid that she never owed.
A gifted artist, her work reflects her inner turmoil, her lack of color in her life, until an invitation to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s artist’s colony helps one trouble young woman open her heart to life, but will her past come back to haunt her? Will it steal the color she has finally found through love and the mentorship of an artisan who saw her “light”?
TIFFANY BLUES by M.J. Rose is a unique romantic mystery that reads as if seen through a dark veil, emotionally taut and bittersweet as the past, present and future collide like frenzied brushstrokes on the canvas of one young woman’s life. Entrancing reading from beginning to a powerhouse of an ending.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Atria Books!