M J Rose
Jenny Bell is a gifted young artist with a harrowing past making a new life for herself in New York City. She thinks her history will stay buried until her best friend, wealthy socialite Minx Deering, contrives to gain their admittance to the prestigious Tiffany Foundation. An annual eight-week summer event is held at Laurelton Hall, the fabulous estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Foundation is a hothouse for artistic talent. Whoever wins the jury’s accolade at the end of the term is set for a glittering artistic career.
. . . as elegantly crafted and as colorful as Tiffany’s own artwork.
Even at Laurelton Hall with all its wonders Jenny feels adrift until she meets Oliver Tiffany, the great man’s grandson. She falls in love for the first time. Oliver draws Jenny out of herself and away from her serious monochromatic style of art to embrace color as she embraces him. Champagne flows like water and jazz fills the air, but a series of unnerving incidents intimates that someone among the contestants knows of Jenny’s past and is using their knowledge to handicap her chances to win the prize. Jenny doesn’t know if she can trust Minx any more. Is her best friend back to using opium, an addiction she supposedly kicked? What kind of influence is Minx’s boyfriend Edward having on her, and why is he so hostile to Jenny? Events culminate one night into a confrontation that threatens to ruin everything. Only a desperate act of love can avert disaster.
Tiffany Blues is a story as elegantly crafted and as colorful as Tiffany’s own artwork. M J Rose brings Jenny, Minx and Oliver to life along with the heady, sometimes desperate lifestyle of the Lost Generation.
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