M. J. Rose
Genre: historical fiction, mystery, romance
Published: 8/7/18 (Atria)
I adored this Jazz era story that was part mystery and part love story.
24 year old artist Jenny Bell spends the summer at Louis Comfort Tiffany’s estate and meets Oliver Tiffany, the grandson. She has a dark past which shows in her inability to paint with colors. She is a loner who only wants to focus on her art and trusts no one. Her only true friend is Minx Deering who encourages and pushes her to experiment and open up to life’s possibilities. One of my favorite things was the friendship between the girls. ❤️
The story moved along quickly and the historical details regarding Thomas Edison and others was wonderful. More than anything, the authors descriptions of intense color and dazzling light moved me to tears. Jenny’s past, which she has tried so hard to hide, is threatening to be revealed. She is torn between Oliver and Ben, and her art.
Gorgeous. Breathtaking. Heartbreaking.
I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All opinions are my own.