Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose

Tiffany Blues

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,...


Details Tiffany Blues

TitleTiffany Blues
ISBN9781501173592
Author
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Romance
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Reviews Tiffany Blues

  • Diane S ☔
    2018-09-03
    3.5 Lush, beautiful colors everywhere Jenny looked. The light shining ng through stained glass, beautiful flowers, verdant green woods, the peacocks and the water fountains, everywhere one looked at Laurelton, there was beauty. The estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an estate he opens for a few talented artists, where they can come and perfect their art in beauty and ease. Jenny and Minx, the only two women, both talented, both with secrets in thei...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    2018-07-23
    *NOW AVAILABLE*We’ve all felt this way at some time I believe -- I wanted to love this book but it was just an o.k. read for me.The main plot of this story takes place on the grounds of Mr. Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall. This was first a residence for Mr. Tiffany and then later parts of it were used as a “summer camp” of a group of hand picked artists who all are vying for the big prize. That prize is the chance to exhibit a piece at Mr. Tiffa...
  • Jennifer
    2018-08-07
    ★★★Tiffany Blues is my least favorite M.J. Rose novel to date but it's still well worth the read. Although historical fiction, it is based on the nonfiction Louis Comfort Tiffany and his prestigious artist colony that was housed at his New York estate: Laurelton Hall in the early 1900's. According to the author, all art history facts about the late Mr. Tiffany are true (and she did her research!) but all other characters were drafted from h...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    2018-11-10
    Jenny Bell keeps deep secrets about herself and her deceased family in the 1920s. Her teen years were problematic because of the abusive treatment by her stepfather. Jenny decides to move far from her demons and enrolls in art school in New York City.Minx Deering, a fun-loving art student, befriends Jenny at school. Minx is a rich socialite who is very generous. The two become roommates allowing Jenny the ability to save money on rent. A deep fri...
  • DJ Sakata
    2018-08-19
    Favorite Quotes:I tried to make my voice light. My mother once told me I had a silver voice that tarnished when I wasn’t giving her the whole truth.I’ve just always viewed marriage as a job, and it’s not the job I want for myself in the foreseeable future.I felt as if I’d stepped inside a jewelry box. Everything shone and sparkled and glowed in gemstone shadesWe’re all broken in one way or another, but it’s through the cracks in our s...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    2018-07-05
    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 ...
  • Katie B
    2018-07-27
    Even though I don't have a creative bone in my body, every once in awhile I end up reading a book that takes place in the art world. This particular historical fiction book is centered on Jenny Bell who is one of twelve artists invited to a prestigious artists' colony in the 1920s. Laurelton Hall was a real life home that Louis Comfort Tiffany, a design director at his family's Tiffany & Co., donated to his foundation for art students. However, m...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    2018-08-06
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose literally broke my heart and put it back together again.What it's about: It is New York in the 1920s. Prohibition is in full swing, it's the Jazz Age, and Louis Comfort Tiffany has created an artists colony at his Laurelton Hall estate in Long Island. Jenny Bell is 24 and is selected to go to Laurelton Hall for a shot at winning a spot in Tiffany’s New York gallery at the end of the 8 week experience. ...
  • Dianne
    2018-06-29
    Fall into the atmosphere created that speaks of the early twentieth century. Although at first blush, it appears to be a more innocent time, it was anything but for young Jenny. It’s now 1924 and Jenny has escaped her dark past, the pain, the lies, the murder, the debt she paid that she never owed.A gifted artist, her work reflects her inner turmoil, her lack of color in her life, until an invitation to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s artist’s colo...
  • Lisa Jablonsky
    2018-06-11
    For transparency, I know the author and this is the first book of hers that I have read and I am so happy I did! This Historical Fiction book has so much going for it: Beyond a great story, with love, mystery, and character development, there are all these texturey things that made my heart soar - The Roaring 20's in NYC, in the Village, Bohemia, both starving artists and those with extreme wealth! Not to mention the clothes, oh the clothes! I co...
  • The Lit Bitch
    2018-08-16
    I’ve been a fan of M.J. Rose for quite some time. She always writes really rich and atmospheric novels of romance and historical fiction blended together. I love her Reincarnationist series is really fun but I got hooked on her books with her Daughters of La Lune books!She has this great storytelling style that never seems to fail in any of her series’. She always has this velvety tone and it never fails to hook me.So when this book came up f...
  • Janelle
    2018-08-06
    Thank you so much to Get Red PR and Atria Books for providing my free copy of TIFFANY BLUES by MJ Rose - all opinions are my own.This book is so gorgeous inside and out. Set during the Jazz Age with a backdrop of New York’s roaring 1920s, we follow twenty-four-year-old Jenny Bell. Jenny has had a difficult, tumultuous past but eventually makes her way to Manhattan to study art. She befriends another artist and socialite, Minx, and unbeknownst t...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2018-07-25
    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 ...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    2018-08-08
    Jenny Bell is a new artist, trying to escape a horrific past. When she is invited by Louis Comfort Tiffany to learn at his art institute, she takes the opportunity in the hopes of making a name for herself.I was very interested in reading this book because I love historical fiction and I love art. I found the book to be slow at times and somewhat confusing. According to the summary, the book is about her time at this summer art institute, yet it ...
  • Kate Vocke
    2018-08-06
    Love Love Love this Book!!! Tiffany Blues is captivating, mysterious, romantic, and magical! I am SO glad I gave this book a chance. I know we aren't supposed to but I ALWAYS judge books by their covers, not that this books cover isn't beautiful (in fact the inside covers look like Tiffany stained glass- so pretty!) - it's just that it's designed like the covers of books that I do not typically read. I don't read romance that often, I don't read ...
  • Bam
    2018-08-09
    *3.5 stars rounded up. Jennifer Bell comes to New York City in the midst of the Roaring 20s hoping for a fresh start, to pursue her dream of becoming an artist and leave the secrets of her past behind. While taking classes at the Art Students League of New York, she meets Millicent Deering, aka 'Minx,' a wealthy, flirtatious socialite who takes her under her wing. Through Minx's machinations, both young artists are offered the opportunity to spen...
  • Pam Jenoff
    2018-11-27
    Historical fiction readers have long adored Rose's exquisitely researched and written novels. Her latest is the story of Jenny, a young artist who attends Louis Comfort Tiffany's prestigious artists' colony in hopes of escaping her past and securing a place for her work in the prestigious Tiffany Gallery in New York City. But secrets, rivalries, and a romance with Tiffany's grandson threaten her happiness in this glittering Jazz Age tale.
  • Sharlene
    2018-08-06
    A very vivid look at the world of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his Laurelton Hall told through the story of two young women from very different worlds that convene there for his artist colony. Through the beautiful writing of MJ Rose you will feel as if you are part of that time, the glamour and the glitz of the 20s. This is a beautiful story of secrets, mystery, ruin, love and loss. Highly recommend for all historical fiction readers. 5 stars.
  • Tammy
    2018-07-28
    M.J. Rose’s Tiffany Blues is a beautifully written work of art! Set in the Jazz Age, this is the story of Jenny and her quest to be successful in the art world while coming to grips with her past. The descriptions of the colors and scenery were so vivid that I felt as if I were there. Tiffany Blues is a must read for historical fiction lovers!
  • Dawn Wells
    2018-06-21
    This is a beautiful book, it is written very descriptive and makes you feel and see the art. In many ways although it’s a mystery it could also be an artist canvas.
  • Stephanie
    2018-08-20
    Jenny Bell has run away from a dark past in Hamilton, Ontario and has found her way to New York with a new name, new look and a continuing dream to be an artist. Now, in 1924 Jenny's magnificent studies in black, white and grays in an attempt to capture light have won her a coveted spot in Louis Comfort Tiffany's art colony in Long Island along with her friend Minx. Jenny is inspired by the beauty around her, especially that of Mr. Tiffany's gran...
  • Susan Peterson
    2018-08-02
    Tiffany Blues is a wondrous blend of historical fiction, romance, and mystery. This book transports readers to the 1920’s, to a world filled with beauty, young love, and deeply-guarded secrets. The characters in this book leap off the pages as we are brought into their world. Jenny Bell is a young, gifted artist, who is broken...looking for love and light and a future far away from her dismal, tormented past. The author’s gift for storytellin...
  • Sue Em
    2018-08-29
    If you like historical fiction, especially the early Twentieth Century, this is a don't miss.
  • Shelby Brigham
    2018-05-12
    Amazing and gripping. The story twists and turns as you relate to the main character. You feel her heartbreaking past, and cheer her on as she figures life out.
  • Jamie
    2018-05-10
    LOVED IT! Loved the characters and the history. Loved the mystery and the detail. Beautifully written. Beautiful art descriptions. This book held my attention to the last word.
  • Jena Henry
    2018-05-04
    Have you ever received a gift in the iconic Tiffany Blue box with the white ribbon? Interesting fact: Tiffany Blue, is a trademark color of Tiffany & Co., which bears the same number (1837) on the Pantone Matching System as the year Tiffany & Co. was founded.Author Rose has gifted us with a beautiful and evocative story. I urge you to read it slowly. The gift to readers is a book overflowing with beautiful descriptions of the times, the settings,...
  • Reeca Elliott
    2018-08-07
    Jenny is a talented artist with a huge secret. She moves to NYC to escape her past. But as you can imagine, her past comes back to haunt her in very unusual ways. Jenny is a complex character. She only paints in monochromatic. She refuses to paint in color. When she is chosen to be an studying artist at the Louis Comfort Tiffany's artist colony, she opens her mind and her heart to color and to love.I love everything about this story. The history ...
  • SuperWendy
    2018-09-11
    This book really ended up annoying me and I wonder if it would have worked better had I tried to read it instead of listening to the audio version. I'm so over barely competent heroines and yes, I'm well aware Jenny had a traumatic past but by the halfway point I was ready to smack her into next Tuesday. I also found it highly dubious that she coughs up her virginity and Big Secret (one she's been hiding for 8 YEARS!!!) to the first handsome man ...