Can the secrets of one woman s past change another woman s future Cate is a gifted young artist who survives in New York by producing remarkable copies of Old Masters.She arrives in London to stay with her aunt Rachel who owns an auction house, determined to leave the pain of her past behind Cate is sent to Devon with Rachel s colleague Jack to value the contents of Ends Can the secrets of one woman s past change another woman s future Cate is a gifted young artist who survives in New York by producing remarkable copies of Old Masters.She arrives in London to stay with her aunt Rachel who owns an auction house, determined to leave the pain of her past behind Cate is sent to Devon with Rachel s colleague Jack to value the contents of Endsleigh, the grand Georgian home of a former socialite But inside, its once elegant interiors are now worn with age and dust Then Cate discovers hidden in the back of one of the bookshelves, an old shoebox containing an exquisite pair of silk dancing shoes from the 1930 s along with a mysterious collection of objects a diamond brooch, a photograph of a handsome young sailor, a dance card, and a beautiful pearl and emerald bracelet from Tiffany s Unable to solve the questions in her own life, Cate quickly becomes engaged in solving the mystery of the shoe box and begins to unravel the story of Baby Blythe bright, beautiful and reckless, she was the most famous debutante of her generation The clues in the box reveal a tale of a dark, addictive love, a tale that will lead Cate to uncover some secrets of her own A timeless novel from the bestselling author of Elegance Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 403
The Debutante Can the secrets of one woman s past change another woman s future Cate is a gifted young artist who survives in New York by producing remarkable copies of Old Masters She arrives in London to stay wit
A shameful secret I am prone to violent literary crushes Every once in a while every two three years, perhaps I put Respectful Reading aside to hunt down and read every last Murakami novel, every Chabon novel, every horribile dictu John Green novel, every Mohsin Hamid novel There also are near crushes Sarah Waters had the potential, and we nearly hit it off, but no It always has to be a living writer, never what would be called ambitious literature in GR circles I blame my usual A shameful secre [...]
Overall I enjoyed this book I m a sucker for chick lit books set in England However, at the end of it, I wanted I wanted closure to the historical story than what I ultimately got.
An easy read, like most of other reviews I preferred this historical part of the story and would have like of that The modern day characters were in comparison pretty boring.
Kathleen Tessaro is highly underrated in the literature genre especially in the sub genre arena for chick lit women s fiction All of her novels have a depth most authors fail to capture, with unforgettable plots that are emotionally impacting The Debutante is Tessaro s latest novel.Jack is a handsome, though humble antique cataloguing expert sent to the empty Endsleigh House, an estate at its liveliest throughout the 1920s 1930s and the home of the famous debutante Blythe sisters Accompan Kathle [...]
I think I would have liked this book better if it had concentrated on the Blythe sisters I found their story interesting than I did Cate s or Jack s If this book had just been about Cate and Jack I don t think I could have continued reading What made me keep reading was the mystery surrounding the Blythe sisters, mainly, Baby Blythe They had depth to them Cate and Jack just fell flat for me.
This book was delicious It had a bitter bite here or there due to my somewhat prudish nature when it comes to certain words but overall such a delicious story.This is the recipe for a delicious story.One part modern romance.One part mysterious d butante.One part old, sad home.One part insanity.Mix all those up together, put a beautiful pink cover on the book and you have the makings of a fun, interesting, sad, heart warming, intriguing story.What I loved most about The D butante by Kathleen This [...]
I thought this book would be a sunnier beach read than it turned out to be At first, I had a hard time caring about the characters, who are all wealthy, extremely self absorbed, and kind of prone to obsessive behavior It s kind of like Sex In The City but since the characters are mostly grieving over some kind of loss or betrayal, it has a much darker quality to it The story moves back and forth between modern London and 1930 s London The Modern London part features a widowed man and a young I t [...]