Dopo tanti brutti libri che ho letto negli ultimi tmpi, finalmente un bel romanzo che cattura e tiene vivo l'interesse fino alla fine.
La trama in alcuni punti è un pò improbabile, però il romanzo è sospensione della raltà quindi si passi questo peccato veniale dell'autrice.
This huge story combines family saga, romance, and historical fiction with warmth and humor. The heroine, Fiona, survives trauma almost beyond description as she pursues a dream, and shares her courage and spirit to lift up the lives of the people around her. Her path has many bumps, but she refuses to give in or give up.
Storytelling in the great Anthony Trollope tradition still exists, and here it is. This begins a trilogy, so more fun will be forthcoming. Great read, with, as notes, a skillful blending of the best of multiple genres.
This is such a great book and it was so good that I am going to read another book by this author. I think one of them is about Seamie.
I found the first part of the book to be highly predictable and overly long, then the story picked-up and became more interesting. Unfortunately, the ending was so drawn out, that I was irritated. I would not catogorize it as a fabulous read, but passable....Continua
The Tea Rose is an enjoyable historical fiction that leans a little more towards fiction than historical. The story starts out in 19th century London during the time of Jack-the-Ripper where we meet two teenagers, Fiona and Joe, from the Whitechapel neighborhood as they dream of their future together. However they soon find their dreams ripped apart and a string of ridiculously fortunate events brings Fiona to New York. The story then follows both Joe and Fiona as they build their individual empires on separate continents. The story concludes 10 years later, back in London where Fiona and Joe try to rekindle their long-ago love while Fiona prepares to avenge her father’s death (10 years ago)....Continua