The Debutante

Kathleen Tessaro, Avon, $13.99 paper (400p) ISBN 978-0-06-112578-2
A melancholic, multigenerational romance makes the most of a very tangled web. Cate, an artist who abandoned her talent, heart, and self-respect in New York, washes up in London an emotional wreck in desperate need of work. A temporary gig as an antiques appraiser draws her 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. And while solving the lives and loves of these dazzling debutantes—their beguiling life and times are recounted in a decade's worth of letters from Diana to her adored sister—Cate and handsome widower Jack pick through their own tortured pasts and discarded loves. Secrets are revealed, wounds are salved, and fears are confronted as Tessaro (The Flirt) nudges this colorful story of scandal, heartbreak, and second chances toward an appropriately sweet conclusion. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/09/2010
Release date: 10/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 386 pages - 978-0-00-721540-9
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-1-55468-589-9
Ebook - 400 pages - 978-1-4434-4609-9
Ebook - 400 pages - 978-0-06-201431-3
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