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Review Ì Cartier's Hope 109 ↠ 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 1910 A citLe 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. The story of the Hope Diamond women journalists hidden identities locked bookcases and family secrets greet the reader of Cartier’s HopeVera 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 workVera 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 Even interesting 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 insideMystery 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 answersMs 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 journalistM J Rose has a writing style that pulls you in along with her marvelous details and researchHistorical fiction fans will enjoy CARTIER'S HOPE as well as mystery fans and those readers who enjoy strong female charactersAndthere 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 55This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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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 euality and retributi. I didn't like this book The story was okay but there are aspects of the story I wasn't really fond of There were several references to homosexuality that wasn't necessary to the story and there were parts that were pretty explicit about the main couple having sex which also wasn't necessary in my opinion I almost didn't finish the story but I did I won't be reading it again

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Cartier's HopeFrom 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 1910 A city of magnificent skyscrapers and winding subways where poor immigrants are crammed into tenements whi. 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 AveNYC 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 doShe 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 itHer 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 forwardNow 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 techniues In the process of investigating Mr Cartier she develops feelings for his assistant Jacob Asher But Mr Asher turns out to be much than 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 make sense 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 conventionsEnjoyed 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 euality at workTypically 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 writingSource ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review