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East London, 1888. A city apart …

A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, 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.

But Fiona’s life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything—and everyone—she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shopfront to the top of Manhattan’s tea trade. But Fiona’s old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A most seductive novel…You’ll be charmed by the novel’s heroine, Fiona Finnegan: her intelligence, her courage, her great heart. Despite her suffering—a lost love, a tragic family—there are moments you will want to cheer. It’s the kind of novel where the writing is so fluid you feel the author simply loves telling her story. This is a splendid heartwarming novel of pain, struggle, decency, and triumph—and just what we need in these times.”

    Frank McCourt

  • “It’s so much fun…The atmosphere of both starring cities is created in satisfying detail. One can walk the streets and listen to the people chat in the company of Jennifer Donnelly, who has done her historical homework…she delivers.”

    Washington Post

  • “A hard book to put down until the final page.”

    Chattanooga Times Free Press

  • “Donnelly’s tale pulls the reader into its emotional depths and refuses to let go. Fiona Finnegan is a remarkable heroine.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Donnelly indulges in delightfully straightforward storytelling in this comfortably overstuffed novel…The novel’s lively plotting, big cast of warmly drawn characters, and long-deferred romantic denouement make this a ripping yarn.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Donnelly effortlessly takes her narrative through slums and high society while intertwining a number of subplots without tangling them.”

    Library Journal

  • “Remarkable…Steeped in romance and authentic period detail, this exquisite melodrama will appeal to fans of epic historical fiction.”

    Booklist

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