The Tea Gardens

The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh
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9780143797289
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
416
Dimensions
153 x 234mm
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Trouble is brewing . . .

Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There she will be forced to question her beliefs, her professionalism and her romantic loyalties.

On a desperate rescue mission to save the one person who needs her the most, she travels into the foothills of the Himalayas to a tea plantation outside Darjeeling. At the roof of the world, where heaven and earth collide, Isla will be asked to pay the ultimate price for her passions.

From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, this is a wildly exciting novel of heroism, heartache and healing, by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.
ISBN:
9780143797289
Publication Date:
30 / 10 / 2017
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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Every year I can't wait for the new Fiona McIntosh book, they are so amazing! The Tea Gardens is no different, I could not put it down. It is so beautifully written, I can close my eyes and imagine myself travelling through India. Isla is such a strong character, I was sad when I finished reading as I wanted more. If you are looking for the perfect present this Christmas, try The Tea Gardens! - Alexandra (QBD)
, 18/11/2017
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It is the year 1933 and what does a woman who seemingly has it all do? Live happily ever after? Or risk it all to follow in her mother's medical footsteps? Dr Isla Fenwick is at a crossroad in her life and her choices lead her to a life of new experiences, old love and the beautiful tea gardens of Calcutta. Be swept away with Fiona McIntosh's consistently brilliant writing and flawless imagery. - Kimberley (QBD)
, 15/11/2017
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Intriguing, imaginative and elegant. Are the words that spring to mind whenever someone talks about Fiona McIntosh's new book “The Tea Gardens”. A book about the exploring the nature of humanity, where a young women begins her quest of self discovering, which leads to unexpected encounters, desires and possibilities. A truly awe inspiring read, as McIntosh prose brings her world to life. - Adrian (QBD)
, 15/11/2017
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If you're a lover of historic romance stories then The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh is for you. In this book the main character is a young British doctor who travels to India to carry on her mothers work in a hospital. While there she also has a romantic encounter with her first love & he asks her to marry him. While this was not my cup of tea if you like authors like Diana Gabaldon or Danielle Steel I'm sure you'll like this! - Wade (QBD)
, 14/11/2017
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The Tea Gardens follows an enchanting story between a young British doctor and a chance encounter with her first love. Torn between her desire to travel to India to continue her Mother’s work and wishes for her to settle down, this story takes the reader on a romantic journey across the Calcutta and the Darjeeling Region in the mid 1930's. A wonderful book to read with a cup of tea in hand! - Adriana (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh's captivating new novel "The Tea Gardens" immerses the reader in lush scenery and vivid characters.With her beautifully descriptive language, she will have you escaping to the Indian Mountains. "The Tea Gardens" is a must read for any romatic at heart. - Maylee (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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A historical drama which sweeps across two continents, the story follows a strong, courageous woman who is a doctor in England in the early 1930's. Her journey takes us from the slums in Calcutta, to a tea plantation in the Himalayan mountains, where a chance meeting finds herself unexpectedly challenged. A very enjoyable well researched read, with wide appeal to spirited women of all ages. - Roxanne (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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McIntosh's 'Tea Gardens' strikes gold in 1933 Calcutta. Surrounded by the Darjeerling Tea Gardens, Isla is torn between life-long promises, engagement to her childhood sweetheart Jove and new fellow doctor Saxon. It's a sweet tale steeped in exotic spices sure to set hearts to boil. Satisyfing and good enough to leave you wanting more, 'The Tea Gardens' is a steaming tea on a summer day. - Caitlin (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh bestselling author of "The Lavender Keeper" writes another masterpiece "The tea Gardens" set in the 1930s filled with Romance, Passion, duty and heart tearing dilemmas. Dr. Isla Fenwick is a determined woman to set up a midwifery clinic in India in 8 months before she is to return to England to wed, but forced to question her romantic loyalty. An amazing tale of Spice and Tea Aromas - Ayano (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh historical romanace, the Tea Gardens is set from Englands seaside town of Brighton to India's Calcutta. Isla is a young female doctor, she is to be married but before she gets hitched,she wants to go to India to work as a Doctor. But along the way her love life becomes a little complicated than she planned... This Book is for people who enjoy Romantic Fiction,Travel and Tea. - Karen (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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In The Tea Gardens, you can tell Fiona has done her research. From Brighton to Calcutta and the beautiful Tea Gardens of Darjeeling India. It is another trademark Fiona Historical Romance, however this time she has added a dash more adventure to the mixture. Telling the sory of Isla who decides to pursue her long time Dream of practicing Medicine, following in her Mothers footsteps. A Must Read. - Ashley (QBD)
, 13/11/2017
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Yet another brilliant story by Fiona McIntosh. The Tea Gardens is a perfect historical fiction about a woman, a promise and a great romance. Set in the beautiful Tea Gardens of Darjeeling in India, Isla meets her first love whilst on a journey to fulfil a dream years in the making. This novel was wonderfully captivating and tells a story that all readers will love. - Katelyn (QBD)
, 12/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh transports readers to another time and place with her latest historical romance, The Tea Gardens. Set in the 30s, Dr Isla Fenwick is loathe to marry, but eventually finds a companion in Jove Mandeville. Isla travels to work on a maternity ward in Calcutta where she meets someone that could challenge her future path. The atmospheric setting makes it clear why readers love Fiona. - Rosie (QBD)
, 11/11/2017
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This is a book which is, at its heart, primarily about love - love for family, friends, and the country Isla lives in. However this deep and abiding love leads her to make some poor decisions with far-reaching consequences. A heart-warming and gentle read, great for a rainy day - particularly with a large cup of tea (served in a china cup, of course) at your side! - Tina (QBD)
, 10/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh is back with her best work to date. The Tea Gardens takes you on a journey with Dr Isla Fenwick from her hometown of Brighton to the slums of Calcutta and the Himalayan mountains. Fiona has spent countless hours researching the places and the times in which her book is set, leaving you to almost feel like you are there yourself. This book will captivate and leave you wanting more. - Mark (QBD)
, 09/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh has once again taken us on a journey that was magically beautiful From Brighton to Calcutta in 1932 we follow Dr Isla Fenwick trying to make good on a promise to her dead mother, emmersed in the culture of India she finds that good intentions are hard to live up. From the harsh slums to the beauty of a tea garden she learns lessons of love, honour and faith. - Karen (QBD)
, 09/11/2017
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Spirited doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to go to India to set up a midwifery clinic before settling down to married life with her future husband. She sets sail for Calcutta and sets up her clinic at a major hospital. From there she travels into the foot hills of the Himalayas, to the darjeeling tea plantation on a desperate rescue mission most enjoyable easy read. - Sue (QBD)
, 09/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh is one of those authors I will always kick myself for not having read sooner. Her books are rich with history and thoroughly researched. I also love that the The Tea Gardens has a female doctor as the main character in a time when most women were nurses. This book gave me butterflies and was so vividly depicted that the colours and scents gave something of an engulfing quality to your senses. Isla Fenwick is a new favourite heroine and The Tea Gardens a standout amongsat McIntosh's body of work. A great gift for mum's and nan's this Christmas! - Samantha (QBD)
, 09/11/2017
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As emotionally charged as "The Chocolate Tin", "The Tea Gardens" is an adventure with an independant young woman wanting to make the world a better place. Isla is determined to test herself and help those in need in the poorest places in India. As a doctor she travels to India to train local midwives in modern practices from England, which are saving lives. Whilst in Calcutta she meets the abrasive Saxon, a brilliant doctor trying to cure infectious diseases. Saxon's family own a tea plantation near Darjeeling and it is there that a forbidden romance blossoms. Isla finishes her time in India by travelling to the foothills of the Himalayas before coming home to England to be married. "The Tea Gardens" was a really emotional story with lots of colour and interesting background details furbished. I love the way Fiona McIntosh writes her stories, everything feels so authentic, I feel involved with the characters all the way through. I couldn't tell how she was going to resolve this particular romance but it worked well. Kerryn Finger Northland QBD - Kerryn (QBD)
, 08/11/2017
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A fascinating glimpse into the lives of medical practitioners in the 1930's. Dr Isla Fenwick travels to India from England to help train midwives in modern practices. An abrasive Dr Saxon and Isla butt heads but eventually become close. He shows her his family heritage on a tea plantation near Darjeeling before reluctantly separating so she can go home to her betrothed. - Kerryn (QBD)
, 08/11/2017
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This is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction, romance, travel, adventure and tea. Fiona McIntosh's descriptive writing is immersive and brilliant. The quintessential summer read! - Stacey (QBD)
, 08/11/2017
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This new novel of Fiona McIntosh is captivating, a real page turner. McIntosh's writing reels you in and gives you a little escape of daily life. This is only the second novel that I have read of Fiona's and it has drawn me in just as much as her other book has. We see Isla tested both morally and professionally, and wondering what is going to happen next. Cannot wait till the end of the book. - Cassandra (QBD)
, 08/11/2017
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Successful doctor Isla Fenwick refuses to settle for a life as a dutiful wife to her crush Jovian until she fufils a promise she made to her late mother: to set up a midwifery clinic in Calcutta. With her lover's support, she sets off, but her life is thrown out of balance when she meets Professor Saxon Vickory. India and all that comes with test her loyalties romantically and professionally. - Emily (QBD)
, 07/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh loves to write about modern women in the early decades rebelling against the expected norms of society and The Tea Gardens is no different. In this captivating novel, Dr Isla Fenwick sets sail to Calcutta determined work at the coalface of medicine in India before getting married. There she will be forced to question her beliefs, professionalism and romantic loyalties. - Belinda (QBD)
, 05/11/2017
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Set in 1932, Dr Isla Fenwick appears to have everything. Her career, wealth and a long lost love from her childood, Jovian Mandeville, who comes back into her life. But before she accepts this life, she needs to pursue her passion and follow in her mothers' footsteps to India's slums of Calcutta and set up a midwifery clinic, which is where she meets Saxon Vickery and decisions have to be made. - Jo (QBD)
, 05/11/2017
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This book is an adventure that will transport you back in time to whole new world. A mix of sweet romance and spicy, exotic Eastern culture, The Tea Gardens is more satisfying than a well-rounded meal. I absolutely devoured it! - Meagan (QBD)
, 04/11/2017
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Dr Isla Fenwick lives a life in 1933 of alluring adventure, passion for a long lived promise and an exciting next step towards her future. Fiona McIntosh researches about the culture of tea and facts that would just amaze you, Describes in detail the places she visits and actually thinks and feels as if she was there to. This book takes you to another world. - Ane (QBD)
, 04/11/2017
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In The Tea Gardens, Fiona McIntosh returns with a tale of love and passion that will touch your heart. Deeply evocative, this is set amidst the slums of Calucutta and the majesty of the Himilayas. An unforgettable story that will stay with your long after yout turn the last page. - Nola (QBD)
, 02/11/2017
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Let Isla take you on a journey of heart, mind and body. Experience England's seaside, the slums of Calcutta India and the heights of the Himalayas. Finding beauty and lessons to learn in each location your swept to with the turn of a page. Make a life-changing decision and discover what it means to be true to yourself. I found the experince authentic, and would highly recommend this book to anyone with an adventurous heart. - Norton (QBD)
, 01/11/2017
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I am a massive Fiona McIntosh fan. She never writes a dull story. Her novels are always packed to the brim with grand settings and three dimensional characters and The Tea Gardens is no exception. I was sucked in from the first page and transported into a wonderful world filled with adventure. - Lisa (QBD)
, 01/11/2017
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Fiona McIntosh delivers another dazzling display of romantic and historical fiction where you can really feel a sense of time and place … but have your more contemporary sensibilities safely catered for too. She gives you all the colours and the textures … even the heady exotic aromas of her settings. You'll forget all about the dour paper and ink in front of you and live in the world on the page. - Jeremy (QBD)
, 01/11/2017
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Heroism, healing & heartache all come together, whilst crossing from gorgeous English country sides to the ugliest parts of India. Dr Isla Fenwick will fullfill a promise to her mum before she settles down and open a midwifery clinic in the slums of Calcutta. With a life waiting for her at home, everything she knows and believes is questioned as she sets out to make this happen. A beautiful read - Jodie (QBD)
, 31/10/2017
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The Tea Gardens is a novel about adventure and passion, love and loss. Following Isla from the beautiful pier in Brighton, to the slums of Calcutta and the beautiful Himalayas. It bravely confronts societal and religious issues, and blurs the lines of moral obligation.This book both challenging and completely addictive. Another stuborn, strong and intelligent female lead by McIntosh. A must read! - Coreena (QBD)
, 31/10/2017
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If you love being captured by a story that will warm your heart as your forgotten cup of tea grows cold, you'll love this one. Australia's prized storyteller returns to the 1930s with yet another engrossing, thoroughly researched tale of heartache and heroism. Follow Doctor Isla Fenwick from London to the slums of Calcutta as she fights for her career against post Great War societal expectations. - Mason (QBD)
, 31/10/2017
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He looked back at me with a grave stare and slight frown. Then shook his head "It has been a decade since anyone has lived here. I have worked for the family since I was child and my father was head of the garden's servants, as his father was before him. I have nothing formal to do with the house and it's contents, other than knowing where the key is kept." This story will pull you right in with it's intriguing storyline and you will fall in love with the complex characters and thier calculated relationships. An interesting, romantic, easy read. - Sam-Maree (QBD)
, 31/10/2017
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Another great historical romance novel by Fiona McIntosh. She really knows how to pull at your heart stirngs. The way she descibes in detail the surrounds of India and Calcutta is great. Grab this book if you liked The Chocolate Tin. Fans of historical romance will love it. - James (QBD)
, 31/10/2017
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The Tea Gardens provides an excellent and compelling read that sheds light on the carving path that women blazed through with in the medical field. The power of The Tea Gardens comes from McIntosh's ability to subtly explore the similarities netween past sexisms and modern sexisms. The Tea Gardens is as compelling as it is thought provoking. A captivating, feminist literature stand out. - Tristan (QBD)
, 30/10/2017
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Fiona McIntosh brings to life the elegance and grace of the 1930's in this amazing Downton Abbey style historical fiction, taking you from the English coastal towns, to the darkest places in India, leading to a tea plantation in Darjeeling. Through it's female protagonist Isla, this is a story of challenging beliefs and pursuing passions. It is a beautifully written escape from reality. - Andrew (QBD)
, 30/10/2017
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Set in 1933 an exciting tale of one woman who is set to make a difference in the world. An adventure is never complete without a few hurdles. When Isla finds herself questioning her loyalties to her soon to be husband and all that she believes in. A must read for anyone who loves historical fiction with a little touch of romance. - Elise (QBD)
, 30/10/2017
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The Tea Gardens, in true McIntosh style, is completely immersive and romantic - the writing style is incredibly lush and descriptive (though sometimes overwhelmingly so), and she is incredibly skillful at evoking an immediate aura of warmth in the novel. The Tea Gardens is the ultimate comfort read, with characters and events that quickly capture your attention and devotion. - Madeleine (QBD)
, 30/10/2017
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Fiona McIntosh has once again delivered a truly beilliant read with 'The Tea Gardens'. While not my usual reading preferance, i found myself dawn to her characters and the trials they faced on the persuit of freedom, happiness and passion. This book is a must read! - Jessica (QBD)
, 29/10/2017
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Another classic from the queen of historical romance and fiction, if you're a fan of her other works, The Tea Gardens will not disappoint. Meet an array of interesting and passionate characters as McIntosh takes you on an international adventure from England, to the slums of India, to the beautiful backdrop of the Himalayas. A perfect read for the Christmas holidays. - Caitlin (QBD)
, 27/10/2017
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As delicate as rice paper and as strong as glue, Fiona McIntosh weaves a beautiful story of love, hardship and healing. From the slums of Calcutta to the rugged Himalayas, The Tea Gardens melts in the mouth as you read it. Personally researched and beautifully written, this novel is not to be missed. - Peter (QBD)
, 25/10/2017
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One of the most enthralling, captivating books from Fiona McIntosh I have ever read. The writer beautifully orchestrates the history of India and it's history of tea into a magical, romantic story; with an amazing headstrong female lead. Definitely a book to enjoy with a good cup of tea. Louise-Fountain Gate
, 20/10/2017

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