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Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Tea Rose By Jennifer Donnelly

Summary:
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.



My Thoughts:
I found this gem of a book in our library where I volunteer it was recently donated book. I was intrigued by the cover and the fact that it was about Tea . Fiona works in a tea factory and dreams of opening her own tea shop with her Beau Jim. Then tragedy happens and she loses most of the people she loves and has to raise her younger brother on her own she makes the trip to New York  and makes a new life for herself and her brother.  This was one of those books that really needs to be made in to a miniseries like they used to do back in the 80's. If you Like Barbara Taylor Bradford you will enjoy the Tea Rose.  It took me 2 days to read and I loved every drop of it! 
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