Description - The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Set in Whitechapel in 1888, THE TEA ROSE is a tale of a love lost and won, of a family's destruction, of murder and revenge - and one young woman. Fiona Finnegan, the spirited, ambitious daughter of an Irish dock worker, longs to break free from the squalid alleys of Whitechapel. But her dreams fall apart with the sudden death of her father and the disappearance of her childhood love. Fiona flees to New York where she slowly builds a small grocery shop into a thriving tea house. But she cannot forget London. Convinced that her father was murdered, Fiona returns to the streets of her childhood, where she must attempt to bring his killers to justice and restore her family's good name. From the bleak poverty and burgeoning businesses of London to the immigrant districts and glossy lifestyle of Fifth Avenue, from East End dock workers to New York socialites, tHE tEA ROSE is a charming novel of family, fortune, tragedy and tea. 'Vividly atmospheric, brilliantly told and great fun to read' Simon Winchester 'Bold, brisk and beguiling,tHE tEA ROSE is a splendid brew of a book' Sam twining
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(197mm x 129mm x 42mm)
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Book Review: Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly - Reviewed by dancenow13 (01 Aug 2011)
I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Donnelly and I've read all of her books. I have to say, this is definitely her best!
It drew me in from the very beginning and kept me interested the whole way through. It's a completely enthralling novel and I found myself staying up all night to finish it. Some parts of the story are a little far-fetched, but I like that in the novels I read, though others might not.
I recommend The Tea Rose to anyone who loves a good saga, filled with drama and of course romance. One of my favourites!
Author Biography - Jennifer Donnelly
Jennifer Donnelly is a children's book writer, tea enthusiast and amateur rosarian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband. The Tea Rose is her first novel.