Kathleen Tessaro könyvei a rukkolán

Kathleen Tessaro - Elegance
Unhappy ​with her looks, her life, and her empty marriage, Louise Canova needs help -- and she finds it in a secondhand bookstore. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegance, this slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace. It is a fairy godmother in print, an A-to-Z manual with essential advice that Louise vows to take to heart. But within its pages lie not only clues from her past, but also powerful lessons for the future. And as the old Louise gives way to the stunning new, she's about to find out that there's more to every life than what appears on the surface ... and that everything, even elegance, has its price.

Kathleen Tessaro - Rare ​Objects
Maeve ​Fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable, and as headstrong as her red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious appetite that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her un-lady-like desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve faces starting over again. Armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by an elusive English archeologist, the shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible, providing rare artifacts as well as unique access to the world of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Mae becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her into a world of moral ambiguity and deceit, and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover how far she’ll to go to reinvent herself.

Kathleen Tessaro - The ​Debutante
Can ​the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future? A gifted artist, Cate has come to London from New York to escape her recent past. Working for her aunt's auction house, she is sent down to Devon to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox. Inside is a strange assortment of objects: an exquisite pair of dancing shoes circa 1930; a diamond brooch; a photograph of a young sailor; a dance card; and a pearl and emerald Tiffanys bracelet. Intrigued by her find, Cate sets out to solve the mystery of the box, becoming immersed in the story of its owner, Baby Blythe. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . . . and the most dangerous. As the clues begin to reveal a shocking tale of destructive, addictive love, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story--a story that will force Cate to face some dark truths about her own.

Kathleen Tessaro - Innocence
Some ​dreams never die. It's 1986 and eighteen-year-old Evie dreams of being an actress. Leaving her hometown of Eden, Ohio, for the first time, she's heading to London to study drama. Together with fellow students Imogene (a born-again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (a native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin), Evie's flung into a thrilling new world - a world illuminated by the glamorous, outrageous Robbie. Together, anything's possible. But then life, and love, intervene. And everything changes. Fifteen years later, Evie's a single mother teaching drama to night students and living with the eccentric Bunny in her house of artistic renters. Robbie's gone now, killed in a car accident. And Evie's doing her best to forget the past, as well as the dreams they once both shared. Then an old friendship comes back to haunt Evie. Literally. And suddenly everything is about to change again.

Kathleen Tessaro - A ​parfüm titka
Egy ​levél és egy váratlan örökség - az illatok rejtélyes világa Párizsban. Gyönyörűen megírt, különleges regény vágyakról, titkokról, emlékekről, szenvedélyről. Egy francia ügyvédi iroda levélben értesíti a Londonban élő Grace Munroe-t, hogy a módos parfümmúzsa, Madame Eva d'Orsey ráhagyta a vagyonát. Csak egy probléma van: Grace sosem ismerte az örökhagyót. Innentől kezdetét veszi a kalandos és fordulatos utazás, amely során Grace felfedezi, ki lehetett a jótevője, aki megbabonázta a párizsi és a New York-i felső tízezer életét az 1920-as évektől kezdve. Ki volt valójában Eva d'Orsey, aki mindent önmagától ért el, csakis a saját tehetségéből, és végül milyen árat fizetett a sikerért? Mire kiderül az igazság, Grace Munroe élete örökre megváltozik. Nemcsak arra jön rá, miért éppen ő örökölte a vagyont, hanem tanulva Eva d'Orsey sorsából, döntenie kell: azt az életet éli-e tovább, amelyet mások elvárnak tőle, vagy azt, amelyet a szíve diktál..

Kathleen Tessaro - Ritka ​kincsek
A ​parfüm titka című The New York Times-bestseller szerzőjének új könyve! Boston, 1930-as évek. Mi keresnivalója lenne a gazdagok fényes világában az ír bevándorlóktól született, szegénységben felnövő Maeve Fanningnek? Nyilvánvalóan semmi. De mi történik, ha holnaptól Mayre változtatja a nevét, szőkére festi az eredetileg vörös haját, és állást kap egy különleges régiségkereskedésben? Miután May kiszállít egy értékes ókori vázát az üzlet exkluzív vevőköréhez tartozó, dúsgazdag Van der Laar családnak, bekerül a bostoni elitbe. Okos lány, hamar tanul, és gyorsan rájön: nem csupán neki vannak titkai, hanem a tehetőseknek is, sőt ezek mélyebbre lettek temetve és jóval veszélyesebbek. Például miért tűnik olyan ismerősnek az excentrikus és rejtélyes Diane Van der Laar, pedig ők ketten sosem találkoztak eddig? Vagy mégis? És mi lesz, ha James Van der Laar, a család férfi örököse a felszínes flörtölésnél többet szeretne elérni az egyre rafináltabb Maynél? Ambíciók, vágyak, remények és csalódások – a szédítő magassághoz néha a poklon keresztül vezet az út. „Ez a regény olyan, mint egy gyönyörűen forgó balerina a régi zenedobozokon: mesésen szép, titokzatos, le sem bírod róla venni a szemed, de ne is tedd, mert a tánc még meglepetéseket tartogat.” – Adriana Trigiani, A cipész felesége írónője

Kathleen Tessaro - The ​Perfume Collector
An ​inheritance from a mysterious stranger... An abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank of Paris... And three exquisite perfumes that hold a memory... and a secret London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London's most refined and ambitious social circles. However, playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn't come easily to her - and perhaps never will. Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There's only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d'Orsey. So begins a journey that takes Grace to Paris in search of Eva. There, in a long-abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank, she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising, complex love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d'Orsey's story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London. But these three perfumes hold secrets. And as Eva's past and Grace's future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be. Illuminating the lives and challenging times of two fascinating women, The Perfume Collector weaves a haunting, imaginative, and beautifully written tale filled with passion and possibility, heartbreak and hope.