Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tiffany Blues
by MJ Rose

Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.


Kritters Thoughts:  I love a historical fiction book, but I love one even more when there is some truth that backs up the fiction.  Louis Comfort Tiffany known for his jewelry company built a beautiful home on Long Island and the truth is that it burned down mysteriously.  MJ Rose took this small interesting fact and created a whole story with fantastic characters and kept the biggest part of the truth within a fantastic fiction story.  

Jenny Bell was the best character to follow into this crazy art world in the 1920s.  To see her enter the world from the outside and then really go deep when she enters into Tiffany's home was so fun to watch.  She was the best set of eyes to view this world through with innocence and intrigue.  

I loved the small hints of a mystery/thriller throughout the book.  These bits really helped with the pacing and the want for me to keep reading and reading!  I read this in two sittings and wanted a sequel to curl up with after I finished!

I would say this is my favorite type of book when it is historical fiction and there is a small bit of truth at the center of the whole thing.  It makes me do research and learn while also enjoying a riveting story from beginning to end.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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