kathleen tessaro the debutante
Three stunning novels from the bestselling author of Elegance and Innocence.THE FLIRT‘Unique situation available for attractive, well mannered, reasonably educated young man. Hours irregular. Pay generous. Discretion a must.’In a small office in Half Moon Street, Hughie Venables-Smythe discovers the world of the professional flirt. A timeless art, it can save a marriage or lift a heart faster than any therapy.But is flirtation as innocent as it seems – or can it lead to far more dangerous territories of the heart?THE DEBUTANTECate is a gifted young artist who survives in New York by producing remarkable copies of Old Masters. She arrives in London to stay with her aunt Rachel who owns an auction house, determined to leave the pain of her past behind.Cate is sent to Devon with Rachel's colleague Jack to value the contents of Endsleigh, a grand Georgian home. But inside, its once elegant interiors are now worn with age and dust, and Cate quickly becomes engaged in solving the mystery of the former occupant, Baby Blythe. Bright, beautiful and reckless, she was the most famous debutante of her generation.The clues in the box reveal a tale of a dark, addictive love, a tale that will lead Cate to uncover some secrets of her own.THE PERFUME COLLECTOROne letter will turn newly-married Grace Munroe’s life upside down:‘Our firm is handling the estate of the deceased Mrs Eva D’Orsey and it is our duty to inform you that you are named as the chief beneficiary in her will…’There is only one problem. Grace has never heard of Eva D’Orsey.So begins a journey which leads Grace through the streets of Paris and into the seductive world of perfumers and their muses. An abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank will lead her to unravel the heartbreaking story of her mysterious benefactor, an extraordinary woman who bewitched high society in 1920s New York and Paris.