Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

London, 1888.  Jack the Ripper stalks the foggy streets of London's East End.  Fiona Finnegan and Joe Bristow are deeply in love, engaged, and saving every penny they can to open their own tea shop.  But dark events are at hand that will leave oceans and years between them.  When the Ripper strikes, murdering her mother, and Fiona's father is killed to stop his efforts to unionize the tea workers in Whitechapel, she is forced to flee London to New York to protect her baby brother, Seamie, leaving Joe and everything she knows behind.  An epic love story caught up in a whirl of history, lovers of historical fiction and family sagas will love The Tea Rose.  And when you're done with this page-turner, be sure to check out the rest of the trilogy, The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose!