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The Debutante

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

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    Can the secrets of one woman's past change the life of another woman's future?

    There are always secrets just waiting to be discovered. Some lie within the confines of letters being mailed discreetly and others in paintings from some undiscovered artist. Some remain behind locked doors, hidden in a long forgotten shoebox with other items waiting to be discovered.

    When Cate Albion begins working for her aunt Rachel to take a job as a valuer, to an aging yet nostalgic mansion built in the 1920's. Seems it's about to be torn down to make way for a real estate developer to build a high class resort in London. She journeys along with Jack Coates who always prefers to work alone when preparing for an auction, yet Rachel, the owner of Deveraux and Diplock assures him that with two working on the contents of the house will go much quicker than working alone.

    Jack Coates is still grieving for his wife that he lost tragically two years ago and has subsequently found a passion for being alone in his work. It isn't until he spends three hours in the car with Cate, that he finds himself strangely attracted by her confidence and great looks. What Cate finds behind a locked bedroom door in the Blythe Mansion, known as Endsleigh, is about to take both of them on an unexpected ride that neither of them saw coming.

    I received the book, The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro, compliments of TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. I was captivated by the locked bedroom and what secrets the house was holding that I couldn't wait to see how it would all end. I was not disappointed. It took me back in time to a much different way of life in London and back to the present day dealing with the choices that Jack and Cate had made in their lives. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. There are some sexual content in the book and occasional profanity but the book is well worth the story within.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    I could not put this book down. From the minute the story began

    I could not put this book down. From the minute the story began I was immersed in the story. This was a last minute purchase by an author I didn't know so I was prepared to be disappointed. Wow! What a very pleasant surprise. The mystery begins with the background of London, a setting that very much compliments and adds to the mystery. The clever way the author took me back in time to the 1930s added to my curiosity regarding a major character. Through out the book the author tells just enough about this character to keep those pages turning. The more I read about this character the the more curious I became and the more impressed I became with the way the author brought this person to life. The present day characters in this story seemed more like a supporting cast, maybe like detectives who discover and shed light on the mystery, making them necessary to the story but the inclusion of their rather soap opera private lives seemed over done, but in spite of this I still think this is a 5 star book because I thought the book as a whole overshadowed this part. This author KNOWS her setting, the history of this setting, the 1930s, all adding to a very enjoyable book. She even includes an old deserted English estate with mysterious hidden treasures!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Not her best

    Probably me, because others enjoed it. Just not my thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2011

    Not recommended

    I thought the story was good, but it lacked the closure that I think the story needed. Was it Baby Blythe at the nursing home? Was she still alive? Why and how did her sister keep her there? What happened to the baby? Who tore her dress? These are things that I think should have been answered.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    love this book

    a great read about love, loss, and new begginings. the present lives of two characters are complimented by retelling of the past and its revelation of secrets. beautiful must read, you are transported into another time

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    very good

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    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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