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
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fiction, Romance

Reviews Tiffany Blues

  • Dorie
    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. Tiffany’s famed st...
  • Dianne
    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...
  • Katie B
    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...
  • Lisa Jablonsky
    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...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON AUGUST 6, 2018."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?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 ...
  • Tammy
    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
    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.
  • Shelby Brigham
    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
    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
    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,...
  • Nicole Evelina
    Review to come once it appears in Historical Novels Review.
  • Mary
    It's an interesting book: historically correct and a good story line. In my opinion, the only downside was the ending. It cold have been stronger. All in all, a good read.
  • Brandee
    I loved this delicious novel. Such a perfect summer read. It was awash with colors, music, art, jewelry, and fashion. A book for all the senses. I didn't want it to end. I would love to see a graphic novel interpretation of MJ's books, especially this one.
  • Pernette
    Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose was extraordinary. In a world where 5 stars are the highest book rating, I would give this book 10 stars. It was one of the most amazing books I have read in a while. There are many reasons why I loved this book. First, let me start by saying an English professor would be elated by the use of descriptive language. That is itself was an art form. The use of color throughout the book made me see what Ms. Rose was describi...
  • Taylor
    In a lot of ways, I was a big fan of this book. But at the same time, I have some issues that I can't ignore which informed giving it a 3 star rating. Rose has created the meticulously intricate world of Louis' Tiffany's escape at Laurelton, an artist's retreat. I love that it started with a mystery of how it was burned to the ground, and then we roll back in time to put together the pieces. However, I felt that this novel was incredibly slow-mov...
  • Linda
    In 1920’s New York, art student Jenny Bell meets Minx, another talented art student who is also a wealthy heiress. Jenny has so many secrets from her past which threaten to overwhelm her, but Minx has secrets, too. Both women are selected for a summer study program at the Long Island estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is evident that MJ Rose has not only researched the period extensively, but she has also created nuanced characters, and ended ...
  • Jamckean
    An imaginative story filled with art and history, romance and betrayal. MJ Rose’s beautiful prose transports readers to the prestigious art colony run by Louis Comfort Tiffany during the 1920s.
  • Kim Bakos
    They say a picture paints a thousand words, but MJ Rose paints a thousand pictures with her words as you read this book. Her writing is so descriptive, but never wordy or forced. You can picture every scene, every outfit the ladies wear, and so much more as you read this story. It is only fitting that the cover starts that feeling off with the gorgeous setting on the cover!I loved the characters in this story, except for Edward, who was a jerk. T...
  • Paige
    This book's gorgeous cover is a clue to the beautiful storytelling within. This was a glorious work of historical fiction that contained so many elements that came perfectly together, including some mystery, romance, intrigue, and a hint of the supernatural. Told from the perspective of protagonist Jenny Bell, most of the story takes place in New York during 1924, with some parts narrated afterwards in 1957. This book captured my attention right ...
  • Leslie Fisher
    I loved this book, as I've loved everything I've read by M.J. Rose. This book really appealed to me because of my fascination with Louis Comfort Tiffany and stained glass, in general. The author is so gifted with words that I was able to see everything that she described in my mind's eye, in stunning color. I was drawn into the story and had a difficult time putting the book down. Some of my favorite quotes from the book follow:"...we can romanti...
  • Kim
    This book was a great read ....the story just flows and you go with it .Jenny Bell is a character to root pity her the circumstances she lives with that cause her to never be comfortable anywhere or with anyone ...her past just haunts her like an angry shadow.The artist colony finally becomes a place where she learns just who can be trusted and who can't ....and how strong and resilient she really is after all is done. I love a good my...
  • Christina Kline
    A fascinating novel about a young struggling artist mentored by the celebrated jeweler and stained-glass creator Louis Comfort Tiffany. TIFFANY BLUES brings together an enchanting glimpse of 1920s New York (or Jazz age New York) and an inspired fictional story about Jenny Bell and the terrible secret she's hiding.
  • Jean Kolinofsky
    Once again M.J. Rose has written a story steeped in color and beautifully descriptive language that transports the reader to the artist colony on the estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is 1924 and a young artist named Jenny Bell has been given the opportunity to compete for an exhibit in Tiffany’s gallery. Jenny has hidden her past even from her closest friend, but as the summer wears on it is obvious that someone on the estate knows what she ...
  • Kerri
    I knew nothing about the Tiffany glass and jewelry family. While this is a work of fiction, the details about Louis Comfort Tiffany are drawn from primary sources which made the story both informative and interesting. The post war, speakeasy, artist culture mixed with a bit of a mystery and some history made for a great beach read even if I was landlocked the entire time.
  • Diane
    Tiffany Blues by author M.J. Rose is filled with stunning imagery of color and beauty! I enjoyed this book very much for several reasons. The story grabs the reader from the beginning as we meet Jenny Bell in 1924. I won't post spoilers, but the story is rich with family drama, hardships, love, loss, and Jenny's determination to use her talent for success. A terrible thing happens to Jenny when she is a teenager because of her love for her family...
  • Chris Markley
    Jenny is trying to escape a tragedy and make a new life in the art world of 1920s New York City when her wealthy roommate, Minx, sends applications for both of them to attend a session at Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany's artist retreat. Jenny is both overjoyed to get the opportunity and upset that Minx was digging through her personal things. At Laurelton Hall strange things begin to happen and Jenny is afraid that someone knows about her ...
  • Laurie
    While the narration starts in 1957, after the destruction by fire of the former home of Louis Comfort Tiffany, much of the action takes place in 1924 and even earlier. Painter Jenny Bell tells the story of the summer she and her best friend, rich socialite artist Mix Deering, spent in Laurelton Hall as part of a young artist’s intensive. During this eight week period, eight young artists have total artistic freedom, and at the end, the piece ju...
  • Carol
    Received as a GoodReads giveaway. A historical mystery set in 1924, inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany and the art school he sponsored at his Laurelton Hall estate. The art, music and fashion of the era were vividly described, as was the lush beauty of Laurelton. It made me wish I could visit there sometime, but unfortunately Laurelton burnt to the ground in 1957 after many years of neglect. The characters and plot were carefully presented, with b...