Monday, August 6, 2018
Tiffany Blues by M. J. Rose
What had happened in Jenny’s past that kept haunting her and kept her shrinking into the background instead of taking all that New York could offer her?
Was it bad enough to have to sidestep questions about it and fear that others were looking into her past?
Jenny moved to New York after her mother died and enrolled in art school, but she couldn’t accept the talent she had as her friend Minx pushed her forward and as Jenny protested.
We follow Jenny as we are made aware of the past that affected her life since the tragedy in Canada as well as the effect it had on her current life in New York and her decision about using her talent as an artist in a court room. The court room needed an artist, but a courtroom was the last place Jenny wanted to be.
Jenny finally did accept the court room position, and we get a glimpse into what happened in a courtroom long ago for her.
We also see how she continues to improve her skills as she is accepted into the art school at Laurelton Hall owned by Louis Comfort Tiffany - a school that changed her life.
TIFFANY BLUES is set during the Jazz Age. I loved learning about the lifestyle during that time and seeing famous names being woven into the story line.
I especially enjoyed learning about Laurelton Hall in Long Island. The description of the landscape, the mansion, and the grounds was breathtaking.
TIFFANY BLUES is a beautifully written, lyrical history lesson with an engaging, memorable story line and wonderful, authentic characters.
Jenny was a well written, mysterious, but very appealing character. I felt bad for her and her life’s circumstances as well as what was happening to her at Laurelton Hall.
TIFFANY BLUES is a book whose pages you will want to turn back to and re-read the wise words and advice.
Ms. Rose has done impeccable research into all aspects of this era and in marvelously portraying her characters’ emotions.
Artists, mystery lovers, and historical fiction fans will adore this book. 5/5
This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.