A Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea

Book - 1998 | 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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Born to privilege, Rosemary Fell has wealth, well-connected friends, and a handsome fiance. One cold rainy night, she sees the mysterious Eleanor Smith huddled against the elements. In a moment of beneficence, she invites the penniless young woman home for a cup of tea, with life-altering results.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c1998.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed.
ISBN: 9780345425706
Characteristics: 200 p. ; 19 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

A penniless young girl finds her life forever changed when she accepts a cup of tea from a wealthy society lady. Inspired by a Katherine Mansfield short story, Ephron creates a darkly romantic novel set in the midst of World War I. If you enjoyed Sebastian Faulks this one will appeal.

Oct 22, 2013

Rosemary is feeling in a generous mood as she leaves a shop with her purchases when she bumps into a young woman who asks her for money for a meal. Deciding to do a charitable act, Rosemary invites the young woman, Eleanor home for tea. This choice sets in motion a change in Rosemary's life that she is unwilling to accept and because of her shallow nature, she may lose everything.

Dec 24, 2011

The story seems like it's missing something. I never did feel like I cared much about any of the characters.

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