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Cartier's Hope

A Novel

by M. J. Rose

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Cartier's Hope by M. J. Rose
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jan 28, 2020
    334 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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  • Chris D.


    Luck may not be real, but hope is.
    I enjoyed this book very much. There was so much to it! The story line was entertaining, but there was also information about the plight of women journalists and women in general in the early 20th century, the history of the Hope Diamond and the stories of other precious gems. I learned a lot by reading this book, and will certainly look for other books by this author, who was new to me.
  • Mary G. (Greensboro, GA)


    Multi-layered historical fiction satisfies on all levels
    Secrets and deception abound in Cartier's Hope, so having the intrigue surrounding the Hope diamond at the center of the plot seems appropriate. The main character is a young high-society woman who lives a secret life as a female reporter. She decides to use her alter ego to avenge a family member, with the Hope diamond as bait. It is an absorbing and entertaining read to see how all the threads of this interesting book finally come together.
  • Betty C. (Concord, CA)


    Carrier's Hope
    From the author of "Tiffany Blues" comes a story of hope, love, mystery and intrigue. Discover that love and hope can sometimes come in different forms and meanings.
  • Robin B. (Olmsted Falls, OH)


    Cartier's Hope
    I really enjoyed the book although it did move slow at some points. I really like that time of history and it did make some good points about the women's movement and jewelry at that time. There were times when the title character and her lover might not have been an ideal match and did not seem to go together. I think he needed more character development.
  • Rosanne S. (Franklin Square, NY)


    Cartier's Hope
    It has been my pleasure to read Cartier's Hope. The very beginning was questionable for me. Usually, I am all in or all out by the first 50 or so pages. Things actually started to click for me by page 71 but after that it became very enjoyable. The characters are a mix of stereotypical types along with a few unique ones. The author certainly did a good job educating the reader about gems and some of the information was pretty fascinating. As a jewel lover myself, I understood the mindset of those who coveted the beauty and opulence of beautiful stones. I certainly recommend this to those who love historical fiction with a mix of romance and mystery; Cartier's Hope has it all.
  • Nancy K. (Perrysburg, OH)


    Slow start- great finish!
    Please stick with this book as it gets ever so much better once the author decides which theme she wants to emphasize,
    It could have been just a romance story, or a brief history of the famous Hope diamond, or a study of gems; instead the author chooses a path and the book captures the reader.( I won't tell which theme as that would be a spoiler) The characters come to life and by the end the reader can feel the anguish each of the two main figures go through when they must make a decision.
    Recommended for book clubs as there are many points to discuss,
  • Joan P. (Owego, NY)


    Cartiers Hope
    If you want to learn more about New York high society in the early 1900s, this novel gives you a glimpse into the times. It also gives insight into the world of jewelers, gems, and especially the fabled Hope diamond.

    Vera Garland, the main character, leads a double life. She enjoys the privilege of a woman welcomed in the highest social circles. As Vee Swann, she is an investigative reporter for a city newspaper where she the gossip column and also some undercover work. As such, she addresses many problems of the time such as the plight of the poor immigrants, woman's rights and homosexuality and the law. Throw in the curse of the Hope diamond plus a little romance and you have an interesting read.
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