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The Winter Rose (The Tea Rose #2)

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The Winter Rose begins in London in the summer of 1900. It has been twelve years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. Time has passed, places and people have changed. And yet, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Reformers, moved by the plight of the poor, work to better their conditions. ...more
Hardcover, 720 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by Hyperion (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jess
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 yo ...more
Allison (The Allure of Books)
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 realized...Donnelly is just so bloody brilliant with characterization that Joe was just being a man! Stupid, bull-headed and...wrong! He c
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Misfit
I think I lost more 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 more of Joe and Fiona, their children and of course Seamie. Lots of love, laughter, adventure, heartbreak, tears and more 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 wil ...more
Vera


Το “Τριαντάφυλλο του χειμώνα” αποτελεί το δεύτερο μέρος της επιτυχημένης τριλογίας της Jennifer Donnelly. Στο βιβλίο αυτό η Φιόνα και ο Τζο δεν ήταν οι κύριοι χαρακτήρες. Πρόκειται για ένα ρομαντικό έπος που περιγράφει τις δυο όψεις του Λονδίνου στις αρχές του 20ου αι. Κεντρική ηρωίδα η Ιντια Selwyn-Jones που είναι παθιασμένη με ένα πράγμα: την ιατρική. Η Ιντια γύρισε την πλάτη της σε πλούσιους, ανώτερης τάξης στην οποία ανήκε και η ίδια. Ονειρό της ήταν η δημιουργία μιας κλινικής για τους φτωχο
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Vera


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,
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Nance
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 Med ...more
Moira
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. ...more
Sutapa
Nov 14, 2008 Sutapa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Sutapa by: No one
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!!!!!
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Έχοντας διαβάσει “Το Τριανταφυλλάκι” κι έχοντας ενθουσιαστεί από την μαγική και όμορφη ιστορία του, δεν περίμενα ότι η συνέχεια της τριλογίας θα μπορούσε να μου προκαλέσει ακόμα πιο έντονα συναισθήματα. Και όμως, το “Τριαντάφυλλο Του Χειμώνα” ήρθε ακόμα πιο δυνατό, ακόμα πιο έντονο, ακόμα πιο όμορφο, να με μαγέψει, να με καθηλώσει και να μου αποδείξει για μια ακόμη φορά ότι ακόμα και στις μέρες μας, υπάρχουν άνθρωποι των οποίων η πένα έχει την υπέροχη ικανότητα να σε ταξιδεύει στον χώρο και στον ...more
M. ~ B&B
If there is one message that Jennifer Donnelly carries out in her books, it's to always have a dream and never give up on it.At the same time, The Winter Rose showed that dreams always yield for love and family. That love in itself is a dream and some of us fight for half a lifetime trying to make it come true. As always, the path had many obstacles, but the epilogue I just read made me feel all warm and happy inside. ...more
Chrissa Vasileiou
Αχ..τι να πω γι' αυτό το βιβλίο;!
Αναμφίβολα χορταστικό,καλογραμμένο,πολύ ψαγμένο.Εντυπωσιάστηκα με τις γνώσεις της συγγραφέως σχετικά με εξειδικευμένα θέματα,όπως τα περί ιατρικής για παράδειγμα.Στο ψάξιμο των πηγών της πραγματικά της βγάζω το καπέλο!Μου άρεσε όπως ανέπτυξε την ιστορία της,μου άρεσαν οι καινούριοι ήρωες που γνώρισα σε αυτό το βιβλίο,που ξανασυνάντησα εκείνους του πρώτου,το πώς κυλάει ο καιρός και μαζί οι ζωές τους..
ΔΕ ΜΟΥ ΑΡΕΣΕ αυτό που έπαθε ο Τζο(μου)..Δε μου άρεσε που σε μερι
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Lori
Much to my disappointment, this book began with an unknown character-India. My expectations of being plunged back into Fiona's life made it difficult to get into the story.

I did not remain disappointed!!! :) This is a beautiful story. One I hated to see come to a close. It definitely makes my list of Favorites!!!!



Jo Anne B
"The Red Earl's words came back to him. Would'st be king? First, rip out thine own heart. The Red Earl was right. It was so much easier to function in the world without a heart. No, he thought. You were wrong. First rip out someone else's heart. Someone innocent and good. After that, everything else will be easy."

"He realized that she was a rare creature, as rare as a rose in winter."

Jennifer Donnelly is such a great writer. Only she can weave a story comprised of so many different characters u
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Leea
I fell in love with Fiona and Joe in the Tea Rose where we meet the Finnegan family. It's a hard life in Whitechapple and the people are suffering and have been for a long time. Donnelly make this dark and dangerous world open up to you and you find yourself sitting at the kitchen table with a family who can barely make it but loves each other dearly. Life is hard and here in Whitechapple there is no second chances.

India and Sid were a breath of fresh air, trying to carve out a little love and h
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Ana T.
When India Selwyn Jones, a young woman from a noble family, graduates from the London School of Medicine for Women in 1900, her professors advise her to set up her practice in London’s esteemed Harley Street. Driven and idealistic, India chooses to work in the city’s East End instead, serving the desperately poor.

In these grim streets, India meets—and saves the life of London’s most notorious gangster, Sid Malone. A hard, wounded man, Malone is the opposite of India’s aristocratic fiancé, Freddi
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Ang
It just wasn't as good as the first book. And I'm not really looking forward to the third now, because I couldn't care less about Seamie and Willa.

Amy
It’s very rare in Hollywood where the sequel is as good or better than the original…but not so in the literary world! Jennifer Donnelly hits one out of the park with her follow-up to The Tea Rose. In The Winter Rose we are taken back to London at the turn of the 20th Century and meet back up with Fiona and Joe and now, their children. Fiona still has her Tea business and Joe has decided to take up politics in order to help the working class from whence he came from.

The other heroine of the book
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LemonLinda
I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel and revisiting some of my favorite characters as well as meeting some new ones. The only reason that I did not give this a 5 star was that at least one character from the first book that I really loved was mostly annoying in this book. Other than that it was great. The new characters, good and bad, were great and added another level to the overall story.

With this one it is funny how much you will love the "hardened criminal" as well as despise the "dedicated pub
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Nicole
I liked The Tea Rose I LOVED Winter Rose. I had no idea how long the book was (I was reading on a Kindle) until I finished and read the reviews. This was another page turner. I am relatively sure that this book can stand alone and be read without having read The Tea Rose. I imagine if you do however you would want to go back and read it after ruining a major plot twist for yourself. Do yourself a favor and read them in order.

Jennifer Donnelly and her publisher should be credited for the formatt
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Megan
I fell in love with Fiona and Joe from The Tea Rose and was concerned that I might find that the sequel focussing on Sid Malone wouldn't interest me, but Sid and India's story is epic! Whilst Fiona & Joe weren't at the forefront of the plot, they weren't token characters tossed in to keep the Tea Rose fans happy, they were pivotal to the storyline, and I enjoyed how Joe's character developed beyond his role in The Tea Rose. I actually think this made the sequel so much better, introducing a ...more
Doug Bradshaw
The Winter Rose, the second book in a trilogy by Jennifer Donnelly, was a great and enjoying ride through the worst and the best of London circa 1900. There are ruthless criminals, sweet and pure female angels practicing medicine trying to help the poor, murders, trips all over Africa, mountain climbing accidents, amputations, loved ones lost, yearning love situations both sexual and family, and a great cast of brave, damaged and heroic figures.

I admit that the storyline is fairly melodramatic
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Jules
Chi ama il romanzo storico ama Jennifer Donnelly.
L’affermazione può sembrare forte, ma in questo caso è più che giustificata. Chi già conosce questa scrittrice sa benissimo di cosa si sta parlando, chi ancora non ha avuto il piacere di incontrarla colga la prima occasione per farlo.

Dopo aver deliziato i suoi lettori con "I giorni del te e delle rose" (titolo originale The tea rose), continua la sua saga multi-generazionale ambientata in Inghilterra, e non solo, tra fine Ottocento e inizi Novecen
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Mgv22
I LOVED this book! It is an amazing book, it is one of those sequels that is actually better than it's predecessor! While The Tea Rose is a fine book, The Winter Rose was more to my liking, having a rather faster pace and showing us a love story from its beginning (with The Tea Rose we start off already knowing that the protagonists are in love, so that it deals more with the pains and endurance of that love - which is good but I always like witnessing the falling-in-love process as it happens)! ...more
Ioet
I'll admit that the first seventy or so pages of this book had me unimpressed. I didn't particularly like any of the characters (I didn't hate them either) and I really didn't like the way Donnelly would drift off into discussions of these characters' pasts or contemporary issues of the time period. These descriptions are probably due to the the fact that THE WINTER ROSE is a sequel, but when reading it I was left, I'm ashamed to say, slightly... uncertain. [return][return]Now I can't believe I ...more
Karina
I found the Winter Rose to be entertaining, but rather ridiculous. Donnelly gave enough background information that although this is the second book in a series, I had no difficulty in following the plot. Those who have read The Tea Rose may find the repeated background irritating, but it worked for me as a first time reader. The Winter Rose is a significantly lengthy book, and it is deservedly so- plot-wise at least. This book took a kind of "and the kitchen sink" approach to the second half of ...more
Khim
Een heerlijk dikke pil die je in een paar dagen wilt verslinden.
De hoofdpersoon in India. Je leest over hoe ze arts wordt en alles moet leren. Ze heeft heel andere ideeën hierover en komt zo af en toe in de problemen. Dan ontmoet ze Sid Malone, een crimineel. Sid Malone is een persoon uit het eerste boek van Jennifer Donnelly. Ook Fiona komt voor in dit boek en je leest hoe het verder met haar is vergaan. Er gebeurd ontzettend veel in di boek. Echt een aanrader voor de mensen die van dit genre
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Shell Schroth
An amazing, and dare I say 'better' addition to the Tea Rose Trilogy...

I loved this book... every page of it. The characters, The love Story, The Adventure, The Mystery... Everything.

Jennifer Donnelly is by far at her best with this gem...
Michelle
So I was very disappointed in this book. Very. The things I kind of let slide in the first book, only were exaggerated more and just became worse. The coincidences, the drama, the unbelievability of it all...I 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 a ...more
Lara
May 20, 2014 Lara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love historical fiction.
Un autentico capolavoro! Nonostante il numero di pagine, l'ho letteralmente divorato in pochissimi giorni. Una storia epica, con un'ambientazione vivida e personaggi assolutamene meravigliosi che restano a lungo col lettore anche dopo la parola "FINE".
India è una giovane donna laureata in medicina nel 1900, una donna idealista e intraprendente che vuole fare la differenza e aiutare concretamente i bisognosi in uno dei quartieri più poveri e bisognosi di Londra.
Sid Malone è un uomo complesso, pro
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Jennifer Donnelly is the author of seven novels - Rogue Wave, Deep Blue, Revolution, A Northern Light, The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose - and Humble Pie, a picture book for children. She grew up in New York State, in Lewis and Westchester counties, and attended the University of Rochester where she majored in English Literature and European History.

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