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Cartier's Hope 3.5 stars rounded up M.J Rose is an expert at writing lush, romantic historical fiction and this time her story is set in New York City during the Gilded Age At the heart of the story is the magnificent Hope diamond that Pierre Cartier offers for sale in his new American jewelry salon The legendary gem has a history of bad luck that Cartier is only too happy to exploit to pique the interest of potential buyers.Rose s novel is told in first person narrative by the character of Vera Garland, 3.5 stars rounded up M.J Rose is an expert at writing lush, romantic historical fiction and this time her story is set in New York City during the Gilded Age At the heart of the story is the magnificent Hope diamond that Pierre Cartier offers for sale in his new American jewelry salon The legendary gem has a history of bad luck that Cartier is only too happy to exploit to pique the interest of potential buyers.Rose s novel is told in first person narrative by the character of Vera Garland, a young woman of society who dearly wants to be an investigative journalist Her mother is dead set against that so her father suggests she use a disguise and the pseudonym Vee Swann while on the job She is most interested in writing articles that expose great social injustice, especially for women and children After her father s untimely death, Vera concocts a complicated plan to get revenge Is it wrong for her to deceive and use people if her motives are pure And what price will she ultimately have to pay for her dishonesty With Vera s two personas, Rose depicts both sides of life in the early 1900s, revealing the gulf between the haves and have nots of that era, between the extremely wealthy and the struggling poor the gulf that has widened again today with the decline of the middle class But what I found most interesting is the rise of feminism portrayed here, even before women were given the right to vote, as Vera and other female journalists struggle to be accepted in a man s world and be given equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work Rose even touches on abortion back then and how a desperate woman might have no choice but to seek out risky back street doctors willing to perform such an operation This is an enjoyable read, filled with lovely descriptions of the dress, homes and entertainment of the wealthy, but also touches on some of the era s great prejudices and injustices Nicely done Lovely cover design too I received an arc of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks The story of the Hope Diamond, women journalists, hidden identities, locked bookcases, and family secrets greet the reader of Cartier s Hope.Vera was the daughter of a wealthy businessman, but she needed to hide this fact so she could work at being a journalist for the stories women were assigned, and according to her mother to not disgrace the family s name because she didn t comply with social norms of being a married woman and a wealthy woman who didn t work.Vera was always looking for a stor The story of the Hope Diamond, women journalists, hidden identities, locked bookcases, and family secrets greet the reader of Cartier s Hope.Vera was the daughter of a wealthy businessman, but she needed to hide this fact so she could work at being a journalist for the stories women were assigned, and according to her mother to not disgrace the family s name because she didn t comply with social norms of being a married woman and a wealthy woman who didn t work.Vera was always looking for a story The Hope Diamond would be a perfect one What intrigued Vera was when she heard its background and its supposed curse Eveninteresting than the Hope Diamond and what peaked her curiosity was when she found locked bookcases in her father s library and had no idea why her father would have locked books inside.Mystery about the bookcase and the intrigue about the Hope Diamond kept Vera s journalistic mind going Vera had been in a slump and didn t want to write any , but after she found out why her father had books hidden behind books, the Hope Diamond story took second place but was going to help her with her father s secret This made her realize it was time to get back to her life s work and find out why and who was behind her father s story and how to use the Hope Diamond to aid with the search for answers.Ms Rose made the reader aware of the challenges female journalists faced and what they had to put up with in the male dominated profession The female journalists had to put up with the worst stories, lower pay than their male counterparts, sexual favors if they wanted their name on a story, and not being treated the same or looked at for being as good as a male journalist.M J Rose has a writing style that pulls you in along with her marvelous details and research.Historical fiction fans will enjoy CARTIER S HOPE as well as mystery fans and those readers who enjoy strong female characters.Andthere can t be an absence of some romance with all those gorgeous jewels, right ENJOY when you read CARTIER S HOPE It is an all around gem of a read 5 5This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Lush, Romantic Historical Mystery Kristin Hannah, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Nightingale Tiffany Blues, A Gorgeously Wrought Novel Following An Intrepid Female Journalist In Gilded Age New York As She Chases The Story Of The Hope Diamond New York, A City Of Magnificent Skyscrapers And Winding Subways, Where Poor Immigrants Are Crammed Into Tenements While Millionaires Thrive In Fifth Avenue Mansions Vera Garland Is A Thirty Two Year Old Journalist, Fighting Alongside Hundreds Of Women For A Place In Society, Only To Meet Hurdles Around Every Turn Most Female Journalists Are Delegated To The Fashion And Lifestyle Pages But Like Her Hero, Nellie Bly, Vera Is A FighterWhen News Of The Hope Diamond A Jewel Whose Infamous Legends And Curses Have Captured The World S Attention Arrives In The City, Vera Is Fast On Its Trail She S Certain The Fabulous Jewel Will Help Jumpstart Her Career But She S Determined To Seek Revenge Against Her Current Employer, A Magazine Owner Whose Greed And Blackmailing Schemes Led To The Death Of Her Beloved FatherSet Against The Backdrop Of New York S Glitter And Grit, This Enchanting Historical Novel Explores The Very Human Desire For Truth, Equality, And Retribution I love books that are set in New York, especially those that are historical fiction, and that setting did not disappoint me in I believe many historical fiction fans will enjoy this story surrounding socialite Vera Garland who becomes a passionate investigative writer reporter, changing her name so she can anonymously chase a story about the Hope Diamond while also snooping on the rich and famous I enjoyed being reminded of historical events going on in the world during that time and appreciated the author s approach to weaving together history with fiction Thanks to Atria books for the ARC in exchange for my honest r I believe many historical fiction fans will enjoy this story surrounding socialite Vera Garland who becomes a passionate investigative writer reporter, changing her name so she can anonymously chase a story about the Hope Diamond while also snooping on the rich and famous I enjoyed being reminded of historical events going on in the world during that time and appreciated the author s approach to weaving together history with fiction Thanks to Atria books for the ARC in exchange for my honest review Rating 3.5 stars rounded down to 3 starsAfter setting down this book today, I reflected on my total reading experience I am giving this book 3.5 stars, but since I can t give half stars on Goodreads, I m rounding this down to 3 stars This was a perfectly serviceable tale about life in New York City just past the Gilded Age 1870 1900 The main character, Vera Garland narrates her story It is 1910, in New York City and she is from one of the rich 400 Families However, she is also working Rating 3.5 stars rounded down to 3 starsAfter setting down this book today, I reflected on my total reading experience I am giving this book 3.5 stars, but since I can t give half stars on Goodreads, I m rounding this down to 3 stars This was a perfectly serviceable tale about life in New York City just past the Gilded Age 1870 1900 The main character, Vera Garland narrates her story It is 1910, in New York City and she is from one of the rich 400 Families However, she is also working incognito as a newspaper reporter Her alter ego, Vee Swann, goes undercover to ferret out the stories of the injustices that the poor face Early in the book, her beloved father dies His death propels her on a mission to destroy the man whom she thinks caused her father s demise She comes up with a plan to use a story about the Hope Diamond to catch the publisher who caused her father s death Pierre Cartier recently brought the Hope Diamond to New York Cartier plans to use the many tragic stories about the diamond to bringcustomers to the shop, and ratchet up the price of the diamond Is the diamond cursed Will that bring inpotential buyers When Vera visits the Cartier establishment with her sister Letty, she meets Jacob Asher Mr Asher is one of the jewelers that Cartier has on staff The story bounces back and forth between Vera s squabbles with her cold society matron mother stints and excursions as Vee Swann including a march for equal rights for female reporters episodes as Vera Garland where she and Jacob Asher fall into a relationship where both are holding secrets and her ongoing machinations to expose the corrupt publisher This was a book about the extremes between the haves and the have nots during this era Vera Vee tries to straddle the gap between the two extremes She tried to use her pen to help those in abject poverty She helped organize efforts to level the playing field for women reporters Mostly though, she used a convoluted scheme that included the Hope Diamond to try to wreak havoc on the man who caused the death of her father.This work of historical fiction wasn t as engaging as other books in the genre that I ve read recently The plot took too long to develop for my taste After reading approximately 70 percent of the book, I was still wondering when the story would move along I felt like the book spent a lot of time setting up the backgrounds, and then just meandered along There were scenes all over New York, and quite a bit of talk about the newspaper reporting publishing business, the department store business, and gemology The story was a varied as New York City, and maybe that was part of the problem I had a hard time swallowing the premise that a society woman could so easily pass as a hardscrabble reporter Thank You to NetGalley the publisher, Atria Books and the author, M J Rose for providing a free e ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thoroughly enjoyed reading this forthcoming novel for a quote From the very first page, Cartier s Hope plunges the reader into the fascinating world of New York jewelers, journalists, and high society at the dawn of the Gilded Age With her signature elegance and attention to detail, M.J Rose weaves a twisting tale of greed, revenge, and masked identities that put love and lives at risk A fast paced historical novel that shines with as much intrigue and mystery as the Hope Diamond itself. Mystery, romance, family secrets and the Hope Diamond set against the backdrop of New York City s Gilded Age M.J Rose has outdone herself with Cartier s Hope Beautifully written and a captivating lead character A must read for historical fiction lovers This fictional story, set against the backdrop of NYC s Gilded Age, brings the glitter on the outside including Cartier s jewelry store and his rich clientele, and corruption hidden inside, including mysterious diamond, causing much havoc and mistreatment of less privileged and their injustices Poor immigrants crammed into tenements contrast drastically with millionaires living in mansions on 5th Ave.NYC, 1910 Vera Garland is the daughter of one of the wealthiest merchants in the city And she This fictional story, set against the backdrop of NYC s Gilded Age, brings the glitter on the outside including Cartier s jewelry store and his rich clientele, and corruption hidden inside, including mysterious diamond, causing much havoc and mistreatment of less privileged and their injustices Poor immigrants crammed into tenements contrast drastically with millionaires living in mansions on 5th Ave.NYC, 1910 Vera Garland is the daughter of one of the wealthiest merchants in the city And she is very ambitious She chooses profession over marriage As if married, it was expected of a woman to leave her position if she had any behind And that was not what she wanted to do.She takes a pseudonym of Vee Swann and works as an investigative journalist Those positions are very limited for women Women journalists are seen as accidents in the industry, only to be tolerated Still considered second class citizens, paid less and treated unfairly in regards to assignments and promotions She and other brave women fight to change it.Her assignment on illegal abortion puts her article on the first page, which is a double success for a woman Her career takes a giant leap forward.Now, a family situation gives her an idea for a new assignment, which would avenge her uncle s and her beloved father s deaths It is an assignment involving Mr Cartier s overblown sales techniques In the process of investigating Mr Cartier, she develops feelings for his assistant Jacob Asher But Mr Asher turns out to be muchthan just a jeweler The story beautifully comes to its end The disagreements are better understood, what or rather who seemed perfect turns out to be with flaws, secrets revealed makesense all that happens, when you get to know someone better And in some situations if you only let your heart be open After the death of her father, Vera finds a letter from him, which is very heart warming Well developed protagonist, who defies conventions She is focused on a career, rather than motherhood and meeting man s expectations of a wife She speaks out She argues She could be too challenging for a man, who most likely would like to tame her She is a free spirit and bohemian breaking conventions.Enjoyed many aspects of historical background including the short story of the French Blue Hope diamond and how it changed owners short introduction of Cartier family about a paste copy to make imitation gems the contrast of those less fortunate and those very fortunate and women s movement for equality at work.Typically, I don t read mystery, as the mysterious tone is not necessarily an engaging read for me Therefore, the five stars is a testament to very skillful and talented writing.Source ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Historical fiction set in New York City in 1910 the Gilded Age Vera comes from a wealthy merchant family and on the surface is a socialite but, she has a secret life as journalist, Vee Swan, at a time when women aren t taken seriously.This was an interesting story depicting the social structure during the period and the situation women were supposed to happily inhabit in the male dominated society The story is interwoven with the mystery of the Hope Diamond the history and the curse I en Historical fiction set in New York City in 1910 the Gilded Age Vera comes from a wealthy merchant family and on the surface is a socialite but, she has a secret life as journalist, Vee Swan, at a time when women aren t taken seriously.This was an interesting story depicting the social structure during the period and the situation women were supposed to happily inhabit in the male dominated society The story is interwoven with the mystery of the Hope Diamond the history and the curse I enjoyed the character Vee especially, as she is feisty and strong willed, as well as morally grounded The history surrounding the Hope Diamond is fascinating It was a fun story that I would recommend to someone who likes mystery and historical fiction.Thanks to M.J Rose and Atria Books through Netgalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: M.J. Rose

New York Times Bestseller, M.J Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother s favorite books before she was allowed She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it Her most recent novel TIFFANY BLUES Atria SS was chosen as an Indie Next Pick and takes place during the Jazz age at Louis Comfort Tiffany s Long Island mansion art colony Rose s work has appeared in many magazines including Oprah Magazine and she has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, WSJ, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the 80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors Authorbuzz.comThe television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose s novels in the Reincarnationist series She is one of the founding board members of International Thriller Writers and currently serves, with Lee Child, as the organization s co president..


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