The Winter Rose

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HarperCollins, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 736 pages
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Another strong, satisfying novel, full of rich storytelling, by the author of the favourite THE TEA ROSE.
An epic tale of secret love and hidden passions. It is 1900 and the dangerous streets of East London are no place for a well-bred woman. But India Selwyn Jones is headstrong: she has trained as one of a new breed, a woman doctor, and is determined to practice where the need is greatest. It is in these grim streets where India meets - and saves the life of - London's most notorious gangster, Sid Malone. Hard, violent, devastatingly attractive, Malone is the opposite of India's cool, aristocratic fiance. though Malone represents all she despises, India finds herself unwillingly drawn ever closer to him - enticed by his charm, intrigued by his hidden, mysterious past. tHE WINtER ROSE brings the beginning of the turbulent twentieth century vividly to life, drawing the reader into its wretched underworld, its privileged society, and the shadowland between the two, where the strict rules of the time blur into secret passions. Praise for tHE tEA ROSE: 'Most seductive . . . the writing is so fluid you feel the author simply loves telling her story' Frank McCourt 'I loved this vividly researched and wonderfully rumbustious yarn - brilliantly told, great fun to read' Simon Winchester

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User Review  - Tiffy_Reads - LibraryThing

This was a very good book and a nice sequel to the Tea Rose. This was well written with many of the characters entwined in different settings. It was a bit long and could've have been a bit shorter. Read full review

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User Review  - StefanieGeeks - LibraryThing

Although this book is second in a family trilogy, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Set in early 20th century England and spanning to colonial Africa, this historical romance is stronger than most ... 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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