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Dr Isla Fenwick has a life that most modern women of 1933 might envy - her career gives her status, her pedigree adds freedom and her oldest crush, Jovian Mandeville, has reappeared in her life with a marriage proposal. Her life is beginning to feel complete. However, she insists on keeping a private promise she made to her late mother to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife.

With Jove's blessing, Isla sails to Calcutta to set up a new midwifery clinic. What she can't anticipate is how India will test everything she relies upon within, challenging her professionalism and her loyalties. But it is the fateful meeting of enigmatic Professor Saxon Vickery that will call into question what she trusts most about herself.

When the pair travel into the foothills of the Himalaya for a stay on a tea plantation outside Darjeeling, Isla must make the most important choice of her life. And at the roof of the world - where heaven and earth collide - a price will be exacted for glimpsing heaven.

From England's squally seaside town of Brighton to India's slums of Calcutta and breathtaking Himalayan mountains, this is a heartbreaking story about the pursuit of passion by the best-selling author of The Chocolate Tin.

©2017 Fiona McIntosh (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Nicole Tucker
  • 11-19-17

A wonderful story of India & the love of a memory.

What a wonderful story. Isla was such a strong willed woman who knew what she wanted and set out to fulfil her desires before settling down with the man she wanted to marry. When she travelled to India, the journey changed her life and we the reader, are captivated by her experiences of working in a busy hospital, the colleges she works with and the experiences she encounters. Isla travels to the Himalayan foothills with Dr Saxon Vicory where she experiences something she can never forget.
This story is soo well written and I just couldn't put down this audio book. Thank you for making this tale, one I'll treasure.

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  • BookwormDownUnder
  • 01-13-18

The Tea Gardens

Narrator was a little boring, story line was good and strong but the ending was weird, kind of rushed for an ending. Nice easy read though.

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