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The Winter Rose

(The Tea Rose #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  17,925 ratings  ·  1,305 reviews
Another strong, satisfying novel, full of rich storytelling, by the author of the favourite THE TEA ROSE.

An epic tale of secret love and hidden passions. It is 1900 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
Paperback, 736 pages
Published November 30th 2006 by Harper Collins
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Alie It does, she is just more of a minor character than a major.
I can't tell you how she's connected without giving a lot a way, but believe me, there…more
It does, she is just more of a minor character than a major.
I can't tell you how she's connected without giving a lot a way, but believe me, there will be enough Fiona in here to get your fix, and the main heroine of this one, India, is greatly like Fiona.(less)

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Jan 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Πιο καλό από το πρώτο.Έχει και μια ενδιαφέρουσα κριτική για τις ιατρικές συνθήκες στη Βρετανία το 19 αιώνα.Η πρωταγωνίστρια μακράν πιο συμπαθητική,αν και ούτε σε αυτό το βιβλίο δεν κατάφερα να ξεφύγω από τη Φιόνα που εξακολουθεί να μου σπάει τα νεύρα.Αλλά όπως και το πρώτο θα μπορούσε να είναι μικρότερο,θεωρώ ότι πλατειάζει με αποτέλεσμα ο αναγνώστης να χάνει σιγά σιγά το ενδιαφέρον του,γι’ αυτό και δεν κατάφερα να το τελειώσω.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it

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
Sonja Arlow
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
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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
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 clichés 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
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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,
Ох, отново невероятна книга, невероятна Донъли - страхотна разказвачка! Много повече страници от предходната и така излетели неусетно. За първи път чета книга в която главният герой да е престъпник и главен главорез от подземния свят, чиято любов преобръща представите му. (Разбира се изключвам "Кръсникът", която е в друг жанр) Сид Малоун сякаш по погрешка се оказва от другата страна на закона и си остава там до появата на нея. А тя - Индия Джоунс - богаташка с идеализирани представи как ще спаси ...more
Galina Shishkova
Мнооооогооо добра тая авторка.Как само пише.....Уникална поредица-в любими ми е <3
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Не 5, а 100 звезди бих й дала! Още една феноменална история от Донъли. Нямаше да се разсърдя на още 900 страници. Просто невероятна! <3
Yiota Misiou
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Αυτό ήταν πολύ καλό!
Μου άρεσε πολύ το τριανταφυλλάκι, αλλά το συγκεκριμένο ( 2ο βιβλίο της σειράς) ήταν υπέροχο. Η φλυαρία της Ντόνελη που με ενόχλησε στο πρώτο, δεν είναι τόσο έντονη σ'αυτό.
Ήταν πολύ δυνατό! Μια ιστορία πολλή όμορφη και συναρπαστική.
Ένα τριανταφυλλο του χειμώνα :)
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Μου άρεσε περισσότερο από το πρώτο...
Ίσως επειδή η ιστορία της Ίντια και του Μαλλόουν ήταν πιο σκοτεινή.
Και επειδή είμαι λίγο (εντάξει πολύ) Drama Queen, αυτό το βιβλίο είχε όλα τα συστατικά για να κάνει την καρδιά μου και την φαντασία μου να χτυπάει πιο γρήγορα.
Η γραφή της Ντονέλλυ συνεχίστηκε και σε αυτό το βιβλίο να με τραβάει μέσα του...

Πραγματικά με αυτή την συγγραφέα έχω ταξιδέψει σε Λονδίνο, Παρίσι, Αμερική..... και θέλω να πιστεύω ότι θα συνεχίσει να με ταξιδεύει... Το κάνει τόσο καλά
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
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
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
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Το ενα καλυτερο απο το αλλο!!! Ποσο ομορφες ιστοριες!!!😊😍😍
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,5 *
Nina Draganova
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Уао! Близо 1000 страници , не е разумно да заспивате с тази книга , ако не ви е интересна - може да ви счупи главата :) ( това разбира се казано със смях )
Иначе още един екзотичен специалитет , забъркан умело от вече абсолютно признатата от мен за майстор Дженифър Донъли.
Има всичко в тази книга-история, география,политика,медицина и още какво ли не, но най-важното от всички неща - всепоглъщаща и дъхоспираща любов.
Няма какво повече да коментирам , просто трябва да се прочете и то всяка нейна книг
Nov 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!!!!!
Silvia Petrova
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Още съм объркана ... засега само съм наясно че първата ми хареса повече.
M. ~ B&B
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Meet me where the sky touches the sea."

When I finished this book last night I gave it 4 stars. I spent some time thinking about it today and bumped it up to 5 stars.

While it was a bit looonnng for me I did really enjoy it. I spent most part of the day and evening yesterday crazily turning the pages. That says something right. There was so much going on in it was hard to turn away from it.

At the heart of it, it is Sid and India's story. And what a story it was. But weaved into it we have Fi
Amy Bruno
Dec 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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!!!!

La Mala ✌
Voy a leerlo y releerlo mil veces y Sid e India me van a seguir pareciendo una de las parejas nas tiernas que tuve el gusto de leer en una ficción de este genero .
Anna Stathopoulou
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Aπό τα καλύτερα βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει στη ζωή μου!
Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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.

Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ich liebe diese Trilogie
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Jennifer Donnelly is the author of eleven novels - Lost in a Book, These Shallow Graves, Sea Spell, Dark Tide, 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 Liter ...more

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