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Another Strong, Satisfying Novel, Full Of Rich Storytelling, By The Author Of The Favourite THE TEA ROSEAn Epic Tale Of Secret Love And Hidden Passions It Is And The Dangerous Streets Of East London Are No Place For A Well Bred Woman But India Selwyn Jones Is Headstrong She Has Trained As One Of A New Breed, A Woman Doctor, And Is Determined To Practice Where The Need Is Greatest It Is In These Grim Streets Where India Meets And Saves The Life Of London S Most Notorious Gangster, Sid Malone Hard, Violent, Devastatingly Attractive, Malone Is The Opposite Of India S Cool, Aristocratic Fiance Though Malone Represents All She Despises, India Finds Herself Unwillingly Drawn Ever Closer To Him Enticed By His Charm, Intrigued By His Hidden, Mysterious Past THE WINtER ROSE Brings The Beginning Of The Turbulent Twentieth Century Vividly To Life, Drawing The Reader Into Its Wretched Underworld, Its Privileged Society, And The Shadowland Between The Two, Where The Strict Rules Of The Time Blur Into Secret Passions Praise For THE TEA ROSE Most Seductive The Writing Is So Fluid You Feel The Author Simply Loves Telling Her Story Frank McCourt I Loved This Vividly Researched And Wonderfully Rumbustious Yarn Brilliantly Told, Great Fun To Read Simon Winchester


10 thoughts on “The Winter Rose

  1. says:

    Cliche ridden Yes Improbable coincidences Yes Over the top drama Murder, sex, politics, poverty, money, medicine, women s rights, workers rights, colonialism, revenge, mountain climbing, Antarctica, Africa, faked deaths yes, plural , amputations, paraplegics, death by wild animal attack, and doomed lovers reunited Yes, yes, yes Was I able to put it down No Despite all its faults, I couldn t put the silly thing down Saga riffic This feels like a horribly slippery slope, and before you know it I ll have given up on Good Books and I ll just be reading page turners and eating bonbons This is the sequel to The Tea Rose, and there s a horribly dull page or two spent recapping the first book s equally improbable plot points, but this could be read independently You just wouldn t have the emotional background on a few of the characters Also, I m betting that Donnelly s planning a third book, because she left Seamie and Willa s story hanging, emotionally, just like she left Charlie s story hanging in The Tea Rose And, God help me, I ll read it.


  2. says:

    I think I lost sleep over this one than The Tea Rose What an awesome sequel, I think it s better than The Tea Rose I thoroughly enjoyed seeing of Joe and Fiona, their children and of course Seamie Lots of love, laughter, adventure, heartbreak, tears and tears I don t want to say much about the plot, because one of the two main characters in this book is a surprise return at the end of TTR and I don t want to give it away to those who haven t read the first book This story will take you from London and Whitechapel to the plains of Africa and the top of Mount Kilamanjaro Be warned, many chapters in this book contain nail biting cliffhangers, and the author leaves you hanging for several chapters afterwards until you know what happened, and you will be on the edge of your seat waiting for that answer All in all a pretty perfect read, finishing with one of the sweetest endings I can recall coming across in a long time I shed a few tears at that one Highly highly recommended, I will read this one again and again over the years.


  3. says:

    Jennifer Donnelly does it again She is definitely at the top of my favorite authors list.One of the main things that kept me from being 100% in love with Tea Rose was Joe Bristow His character was very well portrayed, don t get me wrong I just didn t have much use for the guy He did a couple of things in this book that really pissed me off Then I finally realizedDonnelly is just so bloody brilliant with characterization that Joe was just being a man Stupid, bull headed andwrong He could have been a real person Once I made that revelation, I liked him better, not his fault after all Plushe did a couple of really cool things in this book He decided to run for Parliament and he didn t even think he had a shot at winning he just wanted to corner his opposition into making promises to help the poor that Joe was dead set on making sure they followed through with post election I thought that was so amazing and selfless Sid was the tortured hero Here again is Donnelly s talent shining through Normally, these types of characters have to be taken with a grain of salt Not Sid She takes you straight into his head and you see what he is going through We saw him in the background of Tea Rose, and he comes forward in this and steals the show He is one of the most truly portrayed characters I have ever read about Every single thought she puts in his head was a MILLION percent dead on.The plots of these books are very edge of your seat hard to read at times beautiful on their ownbut when you put in her gorgeous lyrical writing and unparalleled talent for creating real and magnificent charactersshe can t be beat.


  4. says:

    I just started a new job and so have been quite preoccupied leaving little room to immerse myself in a difficult read so this was the perfect choice I took my time and overall I really enjoyed it.I read Tea Rose about 12 years ago and was worried that I would not remember enough of the first book to understand the dynamics at play between Joe, Fiona and Sid but there were enough background references that this was not a problem at all This review comes with a huge caveat, this is a historical romance book and I haven t read romance in a long time and try to avoid it as much as I can However, this is well written fluff Yes, the book is riddled with clich s, the plot is highly predictable and the last 1 3 of the story had me rolling my eyes so many times I almost got a headache but it s the perfect holiday beach read for when you want a book you can put down at any time and take it up again at leisure.What I really liked is that the majority of the book focused on Dr India Jones, one of the first women of this time period who studied and qualified as a doctor I am a sucker for any type of medical angle in a story and really enjoyed reading about her struggles practicing under difficult circumstances, the prejudices that surround women in medicine and the almost archaic views of some of the male doctors when it comes to birth control or the causes of childbed fever.You also get a good feeling of the political climate of London in the late 18 hundreds as some of the main characters were involved in political campaigning.The typical half truths, wrong assumptions and star crossed lover themes that s obligatory in all romance novels started dominating the story in the last It was a little disappointing in an otherwise really good read I am still undecided if I will read book 3 as it will focus on Willa and Seamie and although they were good as secondary characters I am not sure I have enough interest in them to read a whole book that focuses on them.So if you like romance novels then you will probably LOVE this series and if you are going on a holiday where you want to force your brain to shut down, gab the suntan lotion and pack this book.


  5. says:

    The Winter Rose is the second part of a successful trilogy of Jennifer Donnelly In this book, Fiona and Joe were not the main characters It is a romantic epic that describes both sides of London in the early 20th century The central character Edie Selwyn Jones is passionate about one thing medicine The Indian turned his back on the rich, upper class to which belonged the same Her dream was to create a clinic for the poor and needy people of East London Patrons to the effort stood Wish, her cousin, the nurse Ella and Sid Malone The Indian animation of love, respect and selflessness for the tested patient, offers medical services to the downtrodden citizens of East London She recently graduated from medical school and doing practice in Whitechapel with the help of the influence of his fianc Freddie Lytton, one overly ambitious and Liberal MP, who has ruined financially and aims at huge fortune of Indio and works to close opium dens in the area that destroy body and soul.The heroine is a strong willed young woman defies the aristocratic parents to become a doctor It is determined to use her knowledge to make a difference in the lives of the poor of London But then he meets Sid Malone Charlie Finnegan s first book Fiona s brother , an attractive but notorious gangster Initially, Edie confronts Sid as the cause of all the problems of East London It s a gangster, dealing with drugs and prostitution As we spend time together, he discovers that he is a gangster unfortunate victim of circumstances with a heart of gold Despite the adversity, Indio and Sid fall in love Have irreconcilable differences and a common are both wounded souls.The main heroes of the Tea Rose, and especially Fiona and Joe, appear as minor characters in Winter Rose, and Sid Malone, who, as readers will recall Tea Rose, lost her brother Fiona Finnegan His real name is Charlie Finnegan, but was separated from his family when his mother was murdered and survived the hard streets of East London to become delinquent and live in the world of illegality.The machinations of Freddy will frustrate the plans of the young couple flee and lead the pregnant Indian in an act of desperation to marry her fianc until recently to be able to have her child Sind without conceding that social racism Sid is dead and all of the Indian dream of leaving medicine to accept the conditions of the ruthless Freddie.The book becomes very interesting and suspense towards the end as the story and the plot unfolding in Africa There occur successive reversals Breathtaking reader The couple at the end of the book will be found together with their daughter will now live as a family.The lyrical writing of Donnelly is evident and indisputable talent to mold real human characters with passions and weaknesses.The Winter Rose is a poignant love story that is left but only there but through successive contrasts between good and evil in wealth and poverty in optimism and pessimism in life and death gives the reader rich experiences and lessons learned life.


  6. says:

    He realized she was a rare creature.As rare as a rose in winter Another epic tale, to be sure BUT, some of the conincidences and clich s had me rolling my eyes a few times The world is a big place and back in the early 1900s, transport was not as it is today Means of communication were limited telegrams, which probably took forever to get from A to B I won t say anything but if you have read it, you will probably know what I mean.Sid and India had a tough time of it the treatment of women back then It would make your blood boil Have things changed I would like to think so but, in some cases, I wonder I work for the European Union and at the Summits , we have the majority of European leaders who are men a handful of women in leadership, trying to emulate men dressed in pants and jackets, blending in Theresa and Angela, wearing horrible suits, eschewing their femininity, trying to be one of the boys It annoys me at times Then again, I cannot really talk not sure when was the last time I wore a dress or skirt You want to be forgiven Then learn to forgive I loved catching up with Fiona and Tom the characters from Book 1 we get a good introduction to Seamie I a wondering how non Irish friends are pronouncing this one and Willa You do not choose love Love chooses you OK, on reflection, I cannot give it 5 I know it is fiction but the coincidences were just too eye rolling for me A solid 4 stars.I will continue the series but not just yet I need a few shorter reads now These books are way too long I admire the author for the level of research she has done on the subject matter even any Irish references worked for me Now that should be a huge compliment to her you guys know me Ms Critical for All Things Irish in Books.


  7. says:

    What can I say about Jennifer Donnelly s second installment to the Finnegan family drama that takes place just before World War I in England The word is simply TERRIFIC With intensely gripping details expertly researched, I thought that it was even better than the first book I found myself turning the pages long into the night wanting to see what happens to the infamous gangster, Sid Malone and his new found love, India Selwyn Jones, a young just graduated doctor from the London School of Medicine for Woman India is from a wealthy aristocratic family that feels that her being a doctor is ridiculous because it is only proper that she be married and bearing children Her mother has disinherited her until India somehow comes to her senses.Unbeknowst to her, a dispicable money hungry childhood friend, Freddie Lytton, decides that it is his destiny to acquire her money along with political prestige from the Selwyn Jones family name So behind India s back, he is working with her mother to marry her and drop this ludicrous notion of being a doctor While working in the poverty striken East End of London, however, India saves Sid Malone s life and he is indebted to her forever Sid is hiding a past full of anguish and heartache, which he rather not talk about with India because it is too painful, but she is drawn to the handsome compassionate thug and, eventually, they fall in love and he knows that he can trust her Coming from two different family backgrounds, the two know that their love affair is doomed from the start Lies and betrayals are encountered between family members, friends, and lovers while also experiencing honesty, support, and encouragement from unexpected outsiders Murder, greed, and deceit are experienced throughout the book with untrustworthy characters Will these two young lovers end up together in the end given the fact that they come from two totally different walks of life Well, you will just have to read the novel s 707 pages to find out A novel that will not disappoint Looking forward to reading the last and final book in the trilogy, The Wild Rose, which I think comes out sometime in August Can t Wait This Tea Rose trilogy of books would make for a great television or motion picture movie


  8. says:

    I found the cure for the common cold Last weekend, I crawled into bed and declared myself sick You have to do that if you re a wife and mother or there s no rest, especially if, like me, you re wicked, too I overdosed on the big, fat juiciness of The Winter Rose As my legion of followers know you know who you are because I surely don t , Jennifer Donnelly s The Tea Rose was everything I love in a historical and this, her sequel, is equally superior Equally superior is not contradictory It means that at any moment, due to their excellence, one may surpass the other in my estimation of them India Selwyn Jones is a fine woman with her plans to change the world, and is completed by Sid Malone who is a fine example of how you don t need to be good to do good And we have the reappearance of Fiona and Joe, who have a story as meaty as you d find in any ordinary historical Oh, and, of course, the villian Freddy was the best kind cold, irredeemable and so utterly devastated by who he d become Really, the only difference between Sid and Freddy was good parenting Which is why, after completing the book s clubhouse thickness in two days, I flipped back the covers and got back to being a wife and mother I can t have anyone in my family go around ripping out their hearts You ll understand the reference once you read the book And you will Because all of us, once in a while, need The Cure.


  9. says:

    This is one of the best books I ve ever read it has romance, action, and drama I think a lot of people can learn from this book because it shows that real true love can change a person This book is very passionate but sad and heartwarming at the same time It shows that if you really want something so bad, you CAN get it


  10. says:

    So I was very disappointed in this book Very The things I kind of let slide in the first book, only were exaggerated and just became worse The coincidences, the drama, the unbelievability of it allI just kind of had enough I wanted to throw in the towel at around page 400, however I couldn t find any website in a quick search which gave a full summary so I skimmed the parts about Seamie, which I know continue on to the next book and forged on I am mostly glad that I did, however I am so sad that the book wasn t for me, what it could have been I think part of my problem was I never really like India I believe this was personal than anything, but I just never connected with her like I wanted to It was all so forced to me YOU MUST LIKE HER SHE IS THE HEROINE OF THIS STORY I kind of felt like it was being rammed down my throat and it was a little fake to me I would have been than pleased to just continue with Fiona and Joe The love story between India and Sid was very forced to me It could have been done differentlynot so forced And why was this book so long Way too long, this could have ended way before it did Kind of spoilerish What really frustrated me so much is that I understand India really wanted to protect her daughter and raise her in a way that made her legitimate since she was Sid s daughter, however she gave up literally her entire life She gave up practicing medicine She had all the power in the situation I felt when she was negotiating with Freddie meaning the money and she just let s him tell her she cannot practice medicine and here she is this really strong woman I just don t buy it So I really was lost after that Will I read the last book in the trilogy Maybe If I were to pay a 1.00 or 2.00 for it I certainly would not pay full price Reason being because I know WWI is going to be a huge factor and that interests me a lot and I want to see how she handles that with the characters Overall, very disappointed.