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The Debutante: A Novel by Kathleen Tessaro

The Debutante: A Novel (edition 2010)

by Kathleen Tessaro

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Title:The Debutante: A Novel
Authors:Kathleen Tessaro
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2010), Edition: Original, Paperback, 400 pages
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  Melissa_J | Jan 16, 2016 |
KT is a good story teller. I prefer story endings with all the loose ends tied up. I wish KT had done a better job. ( )
  trudychar | Mar 20, 2015 |
A widowed antique dealer and a young artist are brought together over the sale of a country house and the secrets of two enigmatic sisters. The blurb, once again, tempted me into downloading this novel, while the mystery of the beautiful Blythe sisters (who smack of the Mitfords) kept me reading. Jack and Cate's angst and attraction added nothing to the mix, the pair of them thrown together on the rebound. Cate's amateur detection, alongside 'Baby' Blythe's letters from the past, could have carried the story quite successfully without the need to pair Cate off with Jack. The ending also confused me, with the old woman in the home, but I might have stopped paying attention by that point. An atmospheric sense of history and credible, if none too likeable characters, but I would preferred to read more about the Blythe sisters than Cate and Jack. ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | Feb 7, 2015 |
Disappointing - as often it is when I enjoy one book by the author and then try to read earlier books that she/he wrote. ( )
  MargaretdeBuhr | Dec 28, 2013 |
Deeply absorbing ( )
  applessixeleven | Oct 12, 2013 |
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There is a dangerous silence in that hour
A stillness, which leaves room for the full soul
To open all itself, without the power
Of calling wholly back its self-control:
The silver light which, hallowing tree and tower,
Sheds beauty and deep softness o'er the whole,
Breathes also to the heart, and o'er it throws
A loving languor, which is not repose.
For Annabel
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In the heart of the City of London, tucked into one of the winding streets behind Gray's Inn Square and Holborn Station, there's a narrow passage known as Jockey's Fields.
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Cate, an artist who abandoned her talent, heart, and self-respect in New York, takes a temporary gig as an antiques appraiser in London, and is soon drawn into the mystery of the beautiful Blythe sisters, recently deceased aristocrat Irene and long-missing Diana, both of whom shocked and fascinated London in the 1930s.… (more)

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