Tea Rose

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277 ratings

The Tea Rose Publisher's 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Tea Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 962

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Wow wow wow!

    • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $48.99

  • Book 2

    • The Winter Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653

    It has been 12 years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And yet, in the summer of 1900, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Among the reformers is an idealistic young woman named India Selwyn-Jones, recently graduated from medical school. With the help of her influential fiance - Freddie Lytton, an up-and-coming Liberal MP - she works to shut down the area's opium dens that destroy both body and soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Winter Rose

    • By Booker D on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Winter Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    India’s family, her fiancé and the general medical establishment object to her position as a female doctor, but she insists on defying convention, finding a post in London's East End. There she meets a gang boss called Sid Malone. Criminal he may be, but he also has a hidden charm.... But Sid has a past and enemies, including India's ruthless fiancé, whose intention is to marry into the family money.

    Regular price: $44.55

  • Book 3

    • The Wild Rose

    • By: Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480

    It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. Into this volatile time, Jennifer Donnelly places her vivid and memorable characters, including Willa Alden, a passionate mountain climber who lost her leg while summiting Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan - and will never forgive him for saving her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So sad that this third in the series is the last.

    • By I like to shop on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $41.99