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The Winter Rose

Written by: Jennifer Donnelly
Narrated by: Jill Tanner
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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. Her selfless activities better her patients' lives and bring her immense gratification, but unfortunately, they also bring her into direct conflict with East London's ruling crime lord - Sid Malone. India is not good for business and at first, Malone wants her out. But against all odds, India and Sid fall in love. Different in nearly every way, they share one thing in common - they're both wounded souls. Their love is impossible and they know it, yet they cling to it desperately. Lytton, India's fiance, will stop at nothing to marry India and gain her family's fortune. Fractious criminal underlings and rivals conspire against Sid. When Sid is finally betrayed by one of his own, he must flee London to save his life. Mistakenly thinking him dead, India, pregnant and desperate, marries Freddie to provide a father for hers and Sid's child. India and Sid must each make a terrible sacrifice - a sacrifice that will change them both forever. One that will lead them to other lives, and other places... and perhaps - one distant, bittersweet day - back to each other.

©2008 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Good fun

I loved this book. Received the Tea Rose either for free or as a deal of the day, and used my credit for this book. Kind of soap opera-ish, but it was hard to put down, so to speak. I’m definitely going to read the next one in the series. I also think Jill Tanner is an amazing narrator.

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I really enjoy this series...

Looking forward to listening to the third book in the series! So good!! Can't wait.

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why is this not a Netflix series?

not even done this book, but between first one and second it should bea tvseries

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I couldn’t put it down

Jennifer Donnelly has done it again! The detail of the story, historical accuracy and character development make this amazing book a must read. This series starting with the Tea Rose will keep you spell bound for hours!!

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enthralling story

I loved the continued story of Fiona Finnegan and Joe Bristow . It carries on with her family and their situations. The author weaves such an interesting story.
These characters have become friends, and I anxiously await to hear what happens next in their lives.
Awesome narrative.

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Addicting!

I’ve just finished this one after The tea rose and it did not disappoint! If you’ve listened to the first one you will want to continue the story of Charlie & India

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Great! Awesome!

I loved this story and didn’t want it to end. The narrator was great as well! Can’t wait to hear the third book in this series!

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Another Wonderful Story

Another wonderful story in the 2nd book of this series. Again I cried through chapter after chapter and couldn't put it down. EXCELLENT. Can't wait to read the 3rd.

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Great Read!

Really enjoying this series. I like the way she includes the previous characters, but introduces new ones. The books are long, but I was sorry when it ended. Looking forward to the next one and I will look for more from this author. Narrator is great too. You know exactly what character is talking.

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Loved Winter Rose

i loved the details and the vivid descriptions as one feels you are on the scary streets the rat infested tunnels,and the dingy pubs.

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