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Monday, October 11, 2010

The Debutante - Giveaway and Review

There are always secrets just waiting to be discovered. Some lie within the confines of letters being mailed discreetly and others in paintings from some undiscovered artist. Some remain behind locked doors, hidden in a long forgotten shoebox with other items waiting to be discovered.

When Cate Albion begins working for her aunt Rachel to take a job as a valuer, to an aging yet nostalgic mansion built in the 1920's. Seems it's about to be torn down to make way for a real estate developer to build a high class resort in London. She journeys along with Jack Coates who always prefers to work alone when preparing for an auction, yet Rachel, the owner of Deveraux and Diplock assures him that with two working on the contents of the house will go much quicker than working alone.

Jack Coates is still grieving for his wife that he lost tragically two years ago and has subsequently found a passion for being alone in his work. It isn't until he spends three hours in the car with Cate, that he finds himself strangely attracted by her confidence and great looks. What Cate finds behind a locked bedroom door in the Blythe Mansion, known as Endsleigh, is about to take both of them on an unexpected ride that neither of them saw coming.

I received the book, The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro, compliments of TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. I was captivated by the locked bedroom and what secrets the house was holding that I couldn't wait to see how it would all end. I was not disappointed. It took me back in time to a much different way of life in London and back to the present day dealing with the choices that Jack and Cate had made in their lives. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. There are some sexual content in the book and occasional profanity but the book is well worth the story within.

For more information on this book, the author and where to get a copy for yourself, click on the title below:

Thanks to TLC Book Tours, I am able to offer a giveaway copy to one lucky reader of my blog. Here are the guidelines:

1. Must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Must be a resident of the US and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I must have a way to contact you via email so please include it in your comments. You may use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of this book.

5. The giveaway will end on Oct 18th, and I will contact the winner by email.


  1. I have been interested in this book since I first read it's description and your review has sealed the deal.

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  3. I'll try again :)

    I love the idea of a 1920's house and secrets!


  4. Your review makes my want to discover the mystery behind the locked door!
    I'm a GFC follower

  5. this book looks good!!! i'd love to win it!!

    amber (

  6. I'm a follower.

    your review is so good that I want to read it.

    clenna at aol dot com

  7. I am a your header.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

  8. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a really good book. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  9. I love secrets & the cover is so pretty! Please enter me, thanks.
    Email subscriber

  10. Your review makes this book sound really appealing. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a recent email subscriber.

    pleshette_rose at yahoo dot com

  11. I've read a few good reviews of this one and would love to read it.

    I am a GFC follower

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  12. You have the best giveaways! I am a GFC follower and I thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    kdhaney at gmail dot com

  13. I have a fascination for old mansions and this just sounds like a wonderful story that I could really get into,


  14. I would like to win this book because it sounds very interesting. I like books that make you think and keep me guessing. I'm a follower.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. I would love to win this book, because I find it extremely interesting. The cover is really pretty, the pink color is very nice. Please enter me. Thanks!

    I am a follower!


  16. I'm a follower.
    This book sounds intriguing...the mystery behind the locked door, and the romance.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  17. I hadn't heard of this book before now but after your review it's on my TBR list!!! Mystery, romance, early 20th kind of book! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.


  18. I would love to win this book because I'm dying to know what secrets lie behind the mansion.
    I follow via GFC.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo dOT com

  19. I follow you Kat! Cause you review great books! I would love to have a copy of this book. I recently read another book very similar. Awesome Anne

  20. It sounds like this as a great book for you! I'm looking forward to picking it up myself - it sounds like it has the perfect blend of past and present, just what I like.

    Thanks for being on this tour! (no need to enter me)


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