Το τριανταφυλλάκι (The Tea Rose, #1)

Το τριανταφυλλάκι (The Tea Rose, #1) 1888 3.5 stars This book is not at all what I expected I thought it was historical fiction, but there s too much crazy melodrama for it to be that Then I thought it was a historical romance, but it s far too detailed and well done for that, too So the book is either extremely campy historical fiction or really, really excellent historical romance But either way, it s loads and loads of fun.A few things you should know about me that factor into why I enjoyed this book so much I am picky about m 3.5 stars This book is not at all what I expected I thought it was historical fiction, but there s too much crazy melodrama for it to be that Then I thought it was a historical romance, but it s far too detailed and well done for that, too So the book is either extremely campy historical fiction or really, really excellent historical romance But either way, it s loads and loads of fun.A few things you should know about me that factor into why I enjoyed this book so much I am picky about my tea I have a lot of tea accessories and I love the ritual of going to tea and eating elegant little sandwiches I have a weakness for gorgeous gowns and ladies in big hats I read lots of catalogues and fashion magazines I own vintage gloves and handkerchiefs I dart around flea ma
A wonderful book so vividly described one felt you were there among the many heartwarming and equally evil characters Set in the 1800 s it takes you on an extraordinary journey you never want to end Quite simply brilliant. This book has faults The story was pretty far fetched at times but I suppose in kind of an endearing fairy tale way which is funny, since a great deal of the book is extremely horrible and depressing , and the main character didn t really have any flaws.Well, I take that back Fiona, the main character, wa
Once I got over da feckin Oirish accent t ing, I really got into this one What an epic tale I absolutely adored Fiona, her spirit, her independence, her outspoken nature, her love of her family 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. A tragic incident has horrible Once I got over da feckin Oirish accent t ing, I really got into this one What an epic tale I absolutely adored Fiona, her spirit, her independence, her outspoken nature, her love of her family Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes
I had a lot of hope for this after reading Donnelly s A Northen Light which I really liked and after learning that A Tea Rose was set in London at the time of the Jack the Ripper murders a very intriguing setting, I thought But I m sorry to say, I was terribly disappointed.The characters are all extremely stale Good hearted and good looking people who have unfortunately been born into the working class There are no flaws to make them human Nothing I could relate with Plus, the bigge I had a lot of hope for this after reading Donnelly s A Northen Light which I really liked and after learning that A Tea Rose was set in L
The Tea Rose was a really good book, and I m so glad I persevered past the absolutely devastating first 200 300 odd pages It s one of those books that starts off with everything going so well that you know it s not going to last long I had a sense of foreboding, but the amount of tragedy and pain was really too much It just kept coming in wave after wave It wasn t just a bit dark or a bit tragic It was crushing, suffocating loss and pain That s going to stick with me for a while I m reall The Tea Rose was a really good book, and I m so glad I persevered past the absolutely devastating first 200 300 odd pages It s one of those books that sta
The Tea Rose Jennifer DonnellyWe re not punished for our sins, lad We re punished by them God didn t have to punish him he d created his own hell By himself and for himself I don t really know why I took so long to pick this book up I guess I felt intimidated by its size Also, having devoured A Northern Light I was afraid this one wouldn t be equally good Well, I can honestly say that I was captivated by its beautiful storyline So don t let the number o
I really like this book because it is a great story Fiona, our main character, goes through so much struggle and so many changes, and because she s such a lovely character you can t help but cheer for her She s stubborn, loyal and very intelligent and I quickly fell in love with her This goes for most of the characters in this book They were so easy to fall in love with while other characters were so easy to hate I do think that this book has its flaws It s very predictable and and contain I really like this book because it is a great story Fiona, our main character, goes through so much struggle and so many changes, and because she s such a lovely character you can t help but cheer for her She s stubborn, loyal and very intelligent and I quickly fell in love with her This goes for most of the characters in this book They were so easy to fall in love with while other characters were so easy to ha
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Set in London, England during the late 19th Century, The Tea Rose tells the tale of Fiona Finnegan Fiona is the spirited, ambitious daughter of an Irish dock worker She longs to break free from the squalid lanes and alleys of Whitechapel, where she has grown up and now has a job in a tea factory With the love of her life, Joe Bristow, Fiona dreams of escaping the poverty and opening her own tea shop But one by one her dreams fall apart as her father is killed in a dock accident, Joe is seduc Set in London, England during the
Although The Tea Rose is not the worst book I ve read, it s pretty terrible With a good 200 pages of drivel, it raises the question, how did this slip past the editor The other 350 pages drift somewhere along a mediocre plot line, ridiculous dialogue and predictable, fairytale like situations Every time a character had a setback in life it was magically resolved by some farfetched coincidence The book was littered with long descriptions that add very little to the story On page 13, Donnelly Although The Tea Rose is not the worst book I ve read, it s pretty terrible With a good 200 pages of drivel, it raises the question, how did this slip past the editor The other 350 pages drift somewhere along a mediocre plot line, ridiculous dialogue and predictable, fairytale like situations Every time a character had a setback in life it was magically resolved by some farfetched coincidence The book was littered with long descriptions that add very little to the story On page 13, Donnelly spends an entire paragraph detailing how Kate prepared dinner It s no wonder the book is over 500 pages longFrowning, Kate banged the whisk on the side of the bowl, knocking globs of cream colored batter from its wires, then tossed it in the sink She picked up a fork and poked it into one of the three mutton chops sizzling on top of the stove A rivulet of juice ran down the side of the chop, sputtering into steam as it hit the hot metal of the frying

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  • Paperback
  • 800 pages
  • Το τριανταφυλλάκι (The Tea Rose, #1)
  • Jennifer Donnelly
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • 04 December 2018
  • 9604104381