The Tea Rose

Written by:
Jennifer Donnelly
Narrated by:
Jill Tanner

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2014
28 hours 30 minutes
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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Kerry O

I have read this trilogy and now just listen to this lovely story. I love Jennifer Donnallys work. I have passed this book on to a dozen friends young and older who all love it.

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Mary Denton

Loved every minute and the narration was excellent. I'm on to the next in the trilogy.

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Lesli Christianson-Kellow

This book was selected for my book club. I didn't think I'd like it. I was drawn into the storyline early on and ended up enjoying it immensely!

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Nerida Cross

Amazing story. I was riveted by the story and couldn't stop listening. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Alan R.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book at first, but as soon as I was familiar with the characters, I was hooked, well narrated and a great story.

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Juanita L.

i love this triligy. i am starting the 1st book for the second time.

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Sharon M.

I enjoyed the story of Fiona’s life and all the exciting twists and turns this book has.

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Did not want this to end then realized there were more!!!

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This book was a rollercoaster from beginning to end! Definitely a must read!

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Ginger S.

Enjoyed the story and tangled plots very much - would make an amazing mini series for tv!! While I understand the need for the sexual scenes, it was just too much. It really did not add to the story. Narrator is outstanding.

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Kenneth D.

It was rather a long book to listen to; however, it did keep my attention. There was too much sexually explicit descriptions of encounters for my taste. the narrator did a good job of keeping accents differentiated except for the protagonist..... which I thought she was too loud and gruff.

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Marita W.

too slow dragged stopped listening

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Patty I

I loved this book. Didn’t expect to. Wonderful read and great story line. Loved the characters. I love a happy ending!!

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Michael Gallant

Interesting in the beginning, but the continuous, every-five-minute plot twist eventually became predictable and boring. The repetitive narrative phrasing of the lead characters didn’t help.

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Cheryl V.

Loved this book. Could not stop listening!

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Amanda W.

Loved every minute!

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CoCo K.

The book and narration is on point. Amazing story brought to life by this narrator that made it hard to not listen any chance I could. Can’t wait to read the second book in this trilogy.

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Amazing book. Definitely one that is hard to stop listening to. Looking forward to the others in the series.

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Momma Bear

Fantastic series. I enjoyed every book that she wrote about. I and can’t for any more books.

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