- File Size: 1247 KB
- Print Length: 333 pages
- Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (May 5, 2020)
- Publication Date: May 5, 2020
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07R16Z4NV
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“Delicious, compulsively readable… Both a gripping mystery and a family tale of imperfect people… Large gemstones have a certain magic of their own, and Meyerson expertly captures that fascination, in her wonderful tracing of the origin of the secret brooch. I read this book morning and night until it was done, unable to break free of its spell. A sheer delight.” —Janet Fitch, bestselling author of White Oleander, The Revolution of Marina M., and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral
“Even better than her enchanting debut, Meyerson's sophomore novel is an exquisitely researched, propulsive tale about the resilience of a splintered family and the power of secrets through a century of lies, betrayals, and life-changing fortune. A wonderfully structured multigenerational family drama woven with international intrigue, The Imperfects is a truly beautiful and truly American story full of unspoken history, loss, and hope. Absolutely winning.” —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota
“Amy Meyerson has created a captivating story about a hilariously dysfunctional family that comes into a shocking inheritance—a world-famous, priceless 137-carat diamond. Part expertly-plotted historical mystery, part tender family drama, and part juicy international caper, The Imperfects has it all. An absolute pleasure to read, guaranteed to have readers turning the pages late into the night.” —Angie Kim, bestselling author of Miracle Creek
“The matriarch of a perfectly imperfect family bequeaths them the perfect diamond—but is it a family heirloom or stolen treasure? In this clever, meticulously plotted tale of secrets, family dynamics, and resilience, Amy Meyerson takes readers on a what-if journey filled with equal parts history, tenderness, and intrigue.” —Cynthia Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller and The Glass Forest
“The Imperfects is many things, all of them wonderful: a tale of the calamity and change of the twentieth century; a finely observed character study that focuses on the deliciously memorable Miller family; and a true page-turner that enthralled me from the start. It’s also a work of grace, sensitivity, and perfectly observed attention to detail... Certain to delight and entrance its readers.” —Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of The Gown
“The author portrays complex relationships with insight and finesse… [An] entertaining multigenerational saga about sacrifice, self-reliance, and what it means to be family.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson is an addictive and beautifully written novel about siblings, family secrets and the unraveling of the real historical mystery of the Florentine diamond. Each one of the Miller’s well-drawn stories and their search to uncover their matriarch’s past, her narrow escape from the Holocaust and her connection to the Florentine diamond, kept me quickly turning the pages. I absolutely devoured this novel—a riveting family saga with the pace of a thriller.” —Jillian Cantor, bestselling author of The Lost Letter and In Another Time
“Helen Auerbach must have stolen the Florentine Diamond. Why else would an ordinary woman have kept the long-lost gem, once the property of Austrian royalty, hidden for so long? When Helen dies, her family must put their differences aside if they want to have any hope of holding on to this unexpected inheritance and, more importantly, unraveling the mystery of Helen’s past and clearing the matriarch’s name. Amy Meyerson’s second novel The Imperfects is a book that shines as brightly as the jewel at the center of its tale and will leave readers wondering what mysteries might be hidden in their own pasts, waiting to be revealed.” —Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie
“Compelling… Readers who enjoy realistically drawn characters, family dynamics, and the power of history will appreciate this novel.” —Library Journal
"Compassionate, thoughtful, and surprisingly moving, this dysfunctional family saga will satisfy fans of Maggie Shipstead and Celeste Ng.” —Booklist
“In this absorbing historically based drama, an American family must prove its rightful ownership of an inherited diamond that's been missing from the Austrian crown jewels for more than a century.” —Shelf Awareness --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Helen’s daughter has been estranged from her mom for some time. Worse, her daughter’s children are on bad terms with each other and their mother. It all started at Sundance years ago and an attempt to make amends has not happened. One of the grandchildren was very close to Helen and her grandmother’s death hits her particularly hard. When she finds out that she has been designated the executor of the will and the recipient of a piece of jewelry that turns out not to be just junky costume jewelry but an heirloom and then even something more – the missing Florentine Diamond, well, imagine the goings-on between she and her siblings.
It is time to find out how Helen acquired this incredible gem and in order to do this, the siblings must join forces and put their unpleasant history behind them in order to learn about their grandmother’s past. It is not just a jewel they are unearthing but Helen’s entire life, which will have significant repercussions about who they thought she was and, perhaps who they are.
A fascinating look at a true piece of history, the missing diamond, woven into a modern tale of fiction. A family seeking truth and hoping that tracing their past might mend their future.
What I loved about this ? The story. Fluff aside ( the family drama). The history and take of the Florentine diamond was well written and left me intrigued so much in fact I went and did my own reading about this gem that has been said to be cursed.
If family drama is no bother to you - grab a copy and get cozy.