1924, New York. Jenny Ball is one of a dozen burgeoning
artist invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany's distinguished
artist colony. She has always dreamed about becoming a
painter and now together with a close friend the dream is
starting to become real. Jenny wants to travel to Paris and
study art there, and this stay at the art colony is a start.
Little does she know that her past will rear its ugly head.
That the past she has tried to leave behind will turn
staying at Laurelton Hall to not a dream come true, rather a
I have eagerly awaited TIFFANY BLUES by M.J. Rose. I have
read and loved the three books in the Daughters
of La Lune series and was curious about this
stand-alone book. The Daughters
of La Lune books all have art in common and this
book has art influences as well. The main character Jenny is
lucky to have moved on from her tragic past. Or has she? As
the story progresses we learn more about what happened to
her after her mother remarried when Jenny was very young.
Jenny is always worried that her past will be revealed so
she tries to not show much about herself. However, at
Laurelton Hall, everything that she has tried to keep secret
seems to come to light.
TIFFANY BLUES is a book that is perfect for readers who like
both romance and mystery. Personally, I find the last part
lacked any true surprises. I would have loved to be truly
astonished. However, Rose is a top-notch writer, as always.
I loved getting to know more about Louis Comfort Tiffany, a
man that I knew next to nothing. But, who hasn't heard about
Tiffany lamps? That Laurelton Hall had burned down in 1957
was also nothing that I knew and I loved how the book
started with that, before going back in time to 1924. One
thing this book gave me and that is a new-found interest in
Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The New York Times bestselling author of The
Library of Light and Shadow crafts a dazzling Jazz Age
jewelâ€”a novel of ambition, betrayal, and passion about a
young painter whose traumatic past threatens to derail her
career at a prestigious summer artistsâ€™ colony run by Louis
Comfort Tiffany of Tiffany & Co. fame. â€ś[M.J. Rose]
transports the reader into the past better than a time
machine could accomplishâ€ť (The Associated
New York, 1924. Twenty-four-year-old
Jenny Bell is one of a dozen burgeoning artists invited to
Louis Comfort Tiffanyâ€™s prestigious artistsâ€™ 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.
past has followed her to Long Island. Images of her beloved
mother, her hard-hearted stepfather, waterfalls, and murder,
and the dank hallways of Canadaâ€™s notorious Andrew Mercer
Reformatory for Women overwhelm Jennyâ€™s thoughts, even as
she is inextricably drawn to Oliver, Tiffanyâ€™s charismatic
As the summer shimmers on, and the
competition between the artists grows fierce as they vie for
a spot at Tiffanyâ€™s New York gallery, a series of suspicious
and disturbing occurrences suggest someone knows enough
about Jennyâ€™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 Jennyâ€™s past and present are
thrown together in a desperate moment, that will threaten
her promising future, her love, her friendships, and her