The Tea Rose

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HarperCollins Publishers, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 800 pages
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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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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I actually read the sequel to The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, when it first came out, and fell in love with everything about it. And so I bought this book way back then, but planned to stick it on a ... Read full review

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User Review  - booklovers2 - LibraryThing

Just started this series by Jennifer Donnelly - listening to it on audible audio - definitely an interesting read - late 1800's in England - Jack the Ripper, the consequences of dock workers starting ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Historical fiction author Jennifer Donnelly graduated cum laude with distinction in English Literature from the University of Rochester, New York. She is best known for her novels A NORTHERN LIGHT, THE TEA ROSE and THE WINTER ROSE, but has also written HUMBLE PIE, a picture book for children. Jennifer currently lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, daughter and one rescued greyhound.

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