Monday, April 21, 2008

The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

Loved this book. It was a page turner, terrific characters, people you care about and lots of twists and turns. It follows another Donnelly book, The Tea Rose, equally compelling. If you're fond of family sagas either of these books will fit the bill.

India Selwyn Jones is the main character in Winter Rose, a woman born into some privilege but bent on making her way in the world as a physician. In London in the early 1900's that was a daunting task. What happens to her, people around her, including some characters from Donnelly's earlier book, makes for engrossing reading.

If you like Barbara Taylor Bradford, Penny Vincenzi you're going to love Jennifer Donnelly.

--Reviewed by Pauline Brady

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