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The Tea Rose 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 s

  • Title: The Tea Rose
  • Author: Jennifer Donnelly
  • ISBN: 9781429973090
  • Page: 117
  • Format: ebook
  • The Tea Rose By Jennifer Donnelly, 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 anThe 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.

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    1. 3.5 stars This book is not at all what I expected I thought it was historical fiction, but there s too much crazy melodrama for it to be that Then I thought it was a historical romance, but it s far too detailed and well done for that, too So the book is either extremely campy historical fiction or really, really excellent historical romance But either way, it s loads and loads of fun.A few things you should know about me that factor into why I enjoyed this book so much I am picky about my tea I [...]

    2. A wonderful book so vividly described one felt you were there among the many heartwarming and equally evil characters Set in the 1800 s it takes you on an extraordinary journey you never want to end Quite simply brilliant.

    3. This book has faults The story was pretty far fetched at times but I suppose in kind of an endearing fairy tale way which is funny, since a great deal of the book is extremely horrible and depressing , and the main character didn t really have any flaws.Well, I take that back Fiona, the main character, was in love with Joe That is a fault, in my eyes They grew up together, were in love, and had big plans to get rich together Well, through a horrible chain of events, they ended up on opposite con [...]

    4. I had a lot of hope for this after reading Donnelly s A Northen Light which I really liked and after learning that A Tea Rose was set in London at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders a very intriguing setting, I thought But I m sorry to say, I was terribly disappointed.The characters are all extremely stale Good hearted and good looking people who have unfortunately been born into the working class There are no flaws to make them human Nothing I could relate with Plus, the biggest fault of t [...]

    5. The Tea Rose was a really good book, and I m so glad I persevered past the absolutely devastating first 200 300 odd pages It s one of those books that starts off with everything going so well that you know it s not going to last long I had a sense of foreboding, but the amount of tragedy and pain was really too much It just kept coming in wave after wave It wasn t just a bit dark or a bit tragic It was crushing, suffocating loss and pain That s going to stick with me for a while I m really proud [...]

    6. I really like this book because it is a great story Fiona, our main character, goes through so much struggle and so many changes, and because she s such a lovely character you can t help but cheer for her She s stubborn, loyal and very intelligent and I quickly fell in love with her This goes for most of the characters in this book They were so easy to fall in love with while other characters were so easy to hate I do think that this book has its flaws It s very predictable and and contains a lo [...]

    7. Set in London, England during the late 19th Century, The Tea Rose tells the tale of Fiona Finnegan Fiona is the spirited, ambitious daughter of an Irish dock worker She longs to break free from the squalid lanes and alleys of Whitechapel, where she has grown up and now has a job in a tea factory With the love of her life, Joe Bristow, Fiona dreams of escaping the poverty and opening her own tea shop But one by one her dreams fall apart as her father is killed in a dock accident, Joe is seduced b [...]

    8. This one of my all time favorites It is a sweeping saga, set between the US, Ireland, and England It s fabulous If you love historical epics, do yourself a favor and read it now It s out in paperback now A warning, it s huge

    9. Although The Tea Rose is not the worst book I ve read, it s pretty terrible With a good 200 pages of drivel, it raises the question, how did this slip past the editor The other 350 pages drift somewhere along a mediocre plot line, ridiculous dialogue and predictable, fairytale like situations Every time a character had a setback in life it was magically resolved by some farfetched coincidence The book was littered with long descriptions that add very little to the story On page 13, Donnelly spen [...]

    10. East London 1888 is a place where in its shadows thieves, whores and dreamers mingle.Fiona Finnegan works in a tea factory She hopes to own her own shop one day along with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow Fiona Joe struggle, save and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.Then Fiona s life is shattered when a brutal man takes nearly everything and everyone she holds dear Fearing for her life she flees London and goes to New York But Fiona s old ghosts do not rest easily and she has to return to London [...]

    11. I stumbled across The Tea Rose when looking for a book with Winter in the title and found The Winter Rose Since that was part of a trilogy, I figured I d skip the winter challenge and try the first in the series historical novel, lots of good reviews, sounded like fun.Mostly, it was a pretty good read Vivacious, irrepressible teen from a desperately poor family in Jack the Ripper s Whitechapel, loves, loses, suffers, faces murders, deaths, harrowing experiences, and heartbreak Eventually pretty [...]

    12. 4.5 stars.This is not typical historical romance I usually read but I found somewhere a few readers discuss about this book which made me really interested and give this book a chance and I won t regret any single minutes I spent for this 761 pages book This book divided by three part and here what our heroine, 17yo Fiona s 5yo little brother said when someone ask her what happened with her, Our mam s dead, he d said plainly She was stabbed by a man called Jack Our da s dead, too E fell at the d [...]

    13. Countess of Monte Christo Revenge is sweet And the good girl does not finish last The magic of the story is in the telling This long long long book finishes too soon, that s a good test and it stays with you for a while, another good test and characters you know like you met them, some you love to love, and some you love to hate, another good test and the setting, Dickens I read this book right after Rita died, and, well, it made me love, and miss, her even I wanted to give it to her, she would [...]

    14. When I first started reading this book, I thought whewover 500 pages What kind of story are they trying to tell me Is it going to be stuffed with description upon description of everything the main charactors come in contact with After finishing it, I could have read another 100 pages of the lives of Fiona and Joe It was a book of second chances and missed opportunities As well as a I didn t see that coming and a yup that s what I figured Loved it Favorite quote We re not punished for our sins, [...]

    15. Farting through silk dresses That s what the uncle of the heroine says she ll be doing if she marries the rich man Isn t that a great expression And sadly, I ve got nowhere to use it Not unless I want even bewildered looks than usual This novel has been out for a decade now, and the fact that it s the choice of the History Fictionistas series read right now, speaks to its sticking power And the centre of it is Fiona Finnegan, a feisty female fond of flavorful tea and fighting for family and fri [...]

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    17. The Tea Rose deserves an eloquently written review but honestly I don t think I m able to write one worthy of it It was one of the best books I ve ever read and listened to and it will be an all time favorite of mine The characters were simply fabulous and I felt as though I was actually part of the story the author s writing was so compelling and real It is a very long book yet I didn t want it to end Thankfully there are two equally long books in the series I highly recommend this one.

    18. 4 stars It was great I loved it Excellent story that was engaging from the beginning and held your interest all the way through Favorite Quotes We re not punished for our sins, lad We re punished by them.First Sentence Polly Nichols, a Whitechapel whore, was profoundly grateful to gin.

    19. Ein Re Read f r mich Meiner Meinung nach ein Buch, das man absolut gelesen haben muss Und das auch, wenn man wie ich ansonsten nicht unbedingt historische Romane liest.

    20. Well lads, and mainly lasses, I loved this book and it was almost five stars for me I think if you classify it as a romance novel, it is a five star book Here are some random thoughts and comments 1 As another person said in her review, there were quit a few instances of the infamous Deus ex Machina where things are a little too convenient And yet, not horribly so To name a few, the way Fiona quickly found Nick and was able to get out of London The Five Hundred Pounds that accidentally showed up [...]

    21. Fiona Finnegan is bright, outspoken and has big dreams She is also one of the working poor in the part of London called ironically called Whitecastle There is nothing white or royal about it.Life is not for the faint of heart in this and many other sections of 1888 London But Fiona and her childhood sweetheart,Joe Bristow have big plans They are going to have their own shop.They religiously squirrel little bits of money away against the day when they can break out of poverty into better lives Li [...]

    22. Loved the history, mystery, romance, murder, and family connections.Loved this booke characters are unforgettable.Fiona Finnegan comes from a poor family and works in the tea factory just like the rest of her family Circumstances cause her to leave London and she becomes a tea baron filled with history, love, importance of family, and a strong female heroine.The sequel, THE WINTER ROSE, is just as unforgettablee family legacy continues in this book.

    23. 4.5 stars An entrancing read listen Beautifully written, absolutely compelling story Even when it was a little heavy on the melodrama, I could not stop listening I spent lots of extra time in my car listening, after I d arrived wherever I was driving to The reader, Jill Tanner, was fabulous, immersing me in the sounds, sights and life of London s Whitechapel district The story has the most amazing, rich period atmosphere, it was so easy to get lost in it.Lots of wonderful characters, most of all [...]

    24. I drink a lot of tea, roses are one of my favorite flowers and I love historical fiction and that s the reason why I put this book on my to read list It didn t disappoint me at all It sucked me in from the beginning until the very exciting end Unfortunately I was busy at work, because otherwise I wouldn t have been able to put the book down This book needs a cold winters day, a comfortable couch, a big bar of chocolate and hot tea You ll have an incredible read The story is about revenge, love, [...]

    25. I loved, loved, loved this book The Tea Rose is a fabulous story of an amazing, ambitious girl, Fiona, from the slums of Whitechaple who dreams of a life without poverty and a boy named Joe Fiona and Joe grew up with each other and are very much in love Their relationship changes when Joe moves to a better job and then Fiona loses her family tragically and escapes to New York taking her 5 year old brother, Seamie, with her The story then follows Fiona s life and struggles in New York and her ris [...]

    26. Spoilers One of the most disappointing books I ve ever read.I chose it among hundreds at the bookstore, immediately captivated by its beautiful cover and interesting blurb and ended up cursing at every single character repeatedly They re all dull, incredibly stupid, even incredibly childish and whiny It s never their fault, but all their misfortunes always depend on someone else, on something else They don t fight for their lives, they use other people in order to achieve their goals I despise [...]

    27. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog This is going to be an interesting review But that is entirely fitting since this was an interesting book I went back and forth on the rating of this as well It s truly not good enough for than a 3 star rating and yet, in the end, I sped through it and loved it This also might end up being a tad bit spoilery than I usually try to be I honestly couldn t help it This was part daytime soap opera distilled into book form, part historical fiction set in Lond [...]

    28. At first the Prologue of this novel sucked me right in Polly Nichols a Whitechapel whore, was profoundly grateful to gin Gin helped her It cured her It took away her hunger and chased the chill from her joints It stilled the aching in her rotting teeth and numbed the slicing pains she got every time she took a piss It made her feel better than any man ever had My first thought was, WOW That was powerful The author really knows how to paint the darker side of humanity Unfortunately the promising [...]

    29. I was just saying to my reading buddy, Rhonda, that I was tiring of the typical Privelaged girl meets Privelaged boy, having to endure the constant snear of society, all the while trying to and always failing to maintain ones virtue stories Don t get me wrong, I love those books as much as the next guy uhm girl It s just that lately I have been craving something More angst, More struggle, beyond what color of dress to wear to the society ball , REAL I definatly found that in The Tea Rose A mag [...]

    30. Got to have a dream, Fee, he said The day you stop dreaming you might as well take yourself down to the undertaker s, for you re as good as dead I didn t really know what to expect of this book when I started it I had high hopes, and my hopes were mainly based on the pretty cover and the beautiful title I am shallow like that But I can honestly say my expectations were met and I loved this story I love historical stories I feel like everything in the present is put in perspective for me every ti [...]

    31. This was such a wonderful tale, I simply could not put it down A tale of two star crossed lovers they came SO CLOSE to finding each other time after time after time I wanted to scream , a lovely glimpse of Victorian England and New York City Many memorable characters, heartbreak and laughter and of course a truly evil villain waiting for the good guys to vanquish, and a surprise return from the dead at the end Can t wait to read the sequel now My only complaints are just a few too many famous pe [...]

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    33. Don t know why I took so long to pick this one up Enjoyed it very much Hopefully won t wait as long to pick up the rest of the trilogy

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