The Debutante by Kathleen TessaroThe Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro

The Debutante

byKathleen Tessaro

Paperback | July 20, 2010

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Cate, an exile from New York, is sent to help value the contents of a once-grand Georgian house on the southwest coast of England. Cataloguing its contents with Jack -- a man with his own dark past -- she comes across a hidden shoebox containing an exquisite pair of dancing shoes, along with a mysterious collection of objects from the 1930s: a photograph, a dance card and a Tiffany bracelet.

Returning to London rather than face the questions lingering in her own life, Cate immerses herself in piecing together the clues contained in the box. In doing so, she uncovers the story of Irene Blythe and her sister Diana, known as "Baby" -- two of the most famous debutantes of their generation.

The tale that unfolds is one of addictive love, and it leads Cate to address secrets of her own. Can the dark events of Baby Blythe's past change Cate's own ability to live and love again?

Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro emigrated to London where she worked as an actress in films, television, and theater, while training to be a drama teacher and voice coach. She is the author of the novelsElegance,Innocence, andThe Flirt. Kathleen currently lives in Pennsylvania.
Title:The DebutanteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:July 20, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554688213

ISBN - 13:9781554688210


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I was a little hesitant to purchase this book because of the terrible cover design. But I was pleasantly surprised when the book took me on an adventure of love, discovery and bravery. It had me wanting more and I couldn't put the book down. The characters come to life with Tessaro's simple yet effective words. And the mystery has you devouring the book. Also, her note in the back elaborating on her creative process was very interesting. Its wonderful when writing the story becomes a story in itself.
Date published: 2010-10-22