The Winter Rose

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jennifer Donnelly

Narrated By: Jill Tanner

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: October 2014

Duration: 34 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

It has been twelve years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And yet, in the summer of 1900, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Among the reformers is an idealistic young woman named India Selwyn-Jones, recently graduated from medical school. With the help of her influential fiance--Freddie Lytton, an up-and-coming Liberal MP--she works to shut down the area's opium dens that destroy both body and soul. Her selfless activities better her patients' lives and bring her immense gratification, but unfortunately, they also bring her into direct conflict with East London's ruling crime lord--Sid Malone.
India is not good for business and at first, Malone wants her out. But against all odds, India and Sid fall in love. Different in nearly every way, they share one thing in common--they're both wounded souls. Their love is impossible and they know it, yet they cling to it desperately. Lytton, India's fiance, will stop at nothing to marry India and gain her family's fortune.
Fractious criminal underlings and rivals conspire against Sid. When Sid is finally betrayed by one of his own, he must flee London to save his life. Mistakenly thinking him dead, India, pregnant and desperate, marries Freddie to provide a father for hers and Sid's child. India and Sid must each make a terrible sacrifice--a sacrifice that will change them both forever. One that will lead them to other lives, and other places...and perhaps--one distant, bittersweet day--back to each other.

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  • Anonymous

    This is an amazing series! Beware! It's addictive! The narrator is the best and does a great job with each character!

  • Elaina H

    I love love love these books!!!!!! I sometimes have a little trouble differentiating the characters voices and have to back track a little. But I adore them! They are suspenseful and uplifting!!! I find myself hanging on to each word to find out what happens almost like in a movie!

  • Mary Denton

    This book was as good as the first. It's a nice long listen with great narration. I will be getting the last of the trilogy next. I hate to see it end. I've become invested in these characters.

  • Sherry Turner

    Excellent series. Hope there will be more from this author