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ISBN13: 9780312378028
ISBN10: 0312378025
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East London, 1888 — a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.

But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything — and everyone — she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.

Review:

"Though Donnelly's indomitable heroine steps out of period character from time to time...the novel's lively plotting, big cast of warmly drawn characters and long-deferred romantic denouement make this a ripping yarn." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Donnelly effortlessly takes her narrative through slums and high society while intertwining a number of subplots without tangling them....[R]eaders will relish this rags-to-riches romance." Library Journal

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"Full of warmth and rich period detail, The Tea Rose begs for a comfy, overstuffed chair and plenty of time to keep turning those pages." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"I loved this vividly atmospheric and wonderfully rambunctious yarn — brilliantly told, great fun to read." Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman

Review:

"The Tea Rose is the kind of book that calls for a rainy day, a cozy chair, and a good, steaming cup of tea. It's strong and satisfying, with a taste that lingers in the memory." Paula Cohen, author of Gramercy Park

Synopsis:

In this towering, old-fashioned story set in the late 19th century, a young woman returns to London, armed with tremendous wealth, to exact a breathtaking revenge upon a ruthless tea baron who had killed her father a decade before.

Synopsis:

East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.

But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.

About the Author

Jennifer Donnelly writes books for children and adults. She lives in Tivoli, New York, with her husband and daughter. Visit her Web site at www.jenniferdonnelly.com.

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DL, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by DL)
I absolutely love really well written historical novels about London. The Tea Rose did not disappoint. I couldn't put it down, from start to finish it kept my interest. Never a boring moment. Would highly recommend it to any lover of history and a good story teller. I can't wait to read the next one.
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Tracy Bock, May 7, 2008 (view all comments by Tracy Bock)
First book in the Rose Trilogy. Once you pick it up you won't put it down, it's simply breathtaking! You will be racing back to Powell's for the next in the series!
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Twistedtracy, March 29, 2008 (view all comments by Twistedtracy)
Absolutely beautiful story. It's one you will read several times in years to come and get lost in it each time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312378028
Author:
Donnelly, Jennifer
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Sagas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.23 x 6.13 x 1.63 in

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Product details 592 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312378028 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Though Donnelly's indomitable heroine steps out of period character from time to time...the novel's lively plotting, big cast of warmly drawn characters and long-deferred romantic denouement make this a ripping yarn." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Donnelly effortlessly takes her narrative through slums and high society while intertwining a number of subplots without tangling them....[R]eaders will relish this rags-to-riches romance."
"Review" by , "Full of warmth and rich period detail, The Tea Rose begs for a comfy, overstuffed chair and plenty of time to keep turning those pages."
"Review" by , "I loved this vividly atmospheric and wonderfully rambunctious yarn — brilliantly told, great fun to read."
"Review" by , "The Tea Rose is the kind of book that calls for a rainy day, a cozy chair, and a good, steaming cup of tea. It's strong and satisfying, with a taste that lingers in the memory."
"Synopsis" by , In this towering, old-fashioned story set in the late 19th century, a young woman returns to London, armed with tremendous wealth, to exact a breathtaking revenge upon a ruthless tea baron who had killed her father a decade before.
"Synopsis" by ,
East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.

But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.

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