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Publisher Description

The Tea Rose is a towering old-fashioned story, imbued with a modern sensibility, of a family's destruction, of murder and revenge, of love lost and won again, and of one determined woman's quest to survive and triumph.

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, a bright and defiant young woman dares to dream of a life beyond tumbledown wharves, gaslit alleys, and the grim and crumbling dwellings of the poor.

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 dreams are shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death at the dark man's hands, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit-and the ghosts of her past-propel her rise from a modest west side shopfront to the top of Manhattan's tea trade.

Authentic and moving, Jennifer Donnelly's The Tea Rose is an unforgettable novel.

Fiction & Literature
April 1
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

pup2132 ,

Favorite series

Love history entertained with characters that draw you in flaws and all!

catlvr49 ,

The Tea Rose

Loved it!

gglace ,

Just be ready to never put this book down!

This is my third time reading this book and my second time reading the entire series. I just love Donnelly's writing style. She completely captivates you and truly makes you feel the emotions she is portraying in her characters. At times the story may seem a bit far fetched but yet it also makes the story all the more captivating and invests you all the more in the book and the characters. Every time I sit down with this book..or any of her books (I loved every one I have read) I'm stuck in it until the end.

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