One of the best books I have read this year!
Amazing historical fiction with details incorporating all your senses. Romance, mystery, murder, and deep abiding friendships are all there.
Characters that are so well developed you feel as if you are in the room with them. I would give this book 10 stars if I could.
I have loved Jennifer's writing since The Northern Light-- which was the Winner of the Carnegie Medal, the L.A. Times Book Prize, the Borders Original Voices Prize, and a Michael L. Printz Honor award.
If you have not read Jennifer Donnelly before you must open one of her books!
The Tea Rose has a sequel--The Winter Rose which I am impatiently waiting for a copy to be returned to the library so I can get my hands on it.
Evidently Jennifer also just finished a third novel in this series that does not have a publication date yet--The Wild Rose.
Revolution also just came out with 2 starred reviews from Kirkus and SLJ. Can't wait for this one also!