[Reading] ➶ The Tea Gardens ➽ Fiona McIntosh – Loufanet.info

The Tea Gardens Dr Isla Fenwick Has A Life That Most Modern Women Of 1933 Might Envy Her Career Gives Her Status, Her Pedigree Adds Freedom, And Her Oldest Crush, Jovian Mandeville, Has Reappeared In Her Life With A Marriage Proposal Her Life Is Beginning To Feel Complete However, She Insists On Keeping A Private Promise She Made To Her Late Mother To Work At The Coalface Of Medicine In India Before Committing To Life As A Dutiful Wife With Jove S Blessing, Isla Sails To Calcutta To Set Up A New Midwifery Clinic What She Can T Anticipate Is How India Will Test Everything She Relies Upon Within, Challenging Her Professionalism And Her Loyalties But It Is The Fateful Meeting Of Enigmatic Professor Saxon Vickery That Will Call Into Question What She Trusts Most About Herself When The Pair Travel Into The Foothills Of The Himalaya For A Stay On A Tea Plantation Outside Darjeeling, Isla Must Make The Most Important Choice Of Her Life And At The Roof Of The World Where Heaven And Earth Collide A Price Will Be Exacted For Glimpsing Heaven From England S Squally Seaside Town Of Brighton To India S Slums Of Calcutta And Breathtaking Himalayan Mountains, This Is A Heartbreaking Story About The Pursuit Of Passion By The Bestselling Author Of The Chocolate Tin. This author has a wonderful ability to create atmospheric exotic locales The visuals, smells and even the feels of surfaces transport you exactly to that spot She also has some wonderful plot lines In this story, a young British doctor travels to India to work in a hospital, where she continues her Mother s work Just before she leaves, she has a romantic encounter with her first love, who to her surprise asks her to marry him She accepts with hope he will agree to let her travel to In Dr Isla Fenwick loved her father dearly and wasn t surprised he disagreed with Isla s need to work at the hospital in Calcutta Her desire to teach midwifery, to bring standards up to those in Britain was strong It was also where her mother had worked as a young woman where she had contracted the disease which eventually took her life When Jovian Mandeville re entered Isla s life, and brought with him his desire to marry Isla, she knew she still had to fulfil her life s dream before she could marry.The journey at sea from England to India was a long one, but Isla made few acquaintances When she finally arrived at the hospital in Calcutta she was exhausted But her immersion into the job began the following day and it wasn t long before the thrill of teaching was once again upon her The reputation of Professor Saxon Vickery had preceded him Everyone was in awe of him, but declared he was a horrid man Isla s first meeting with the man himself proved the second part of that reputation to be true But as Isla taught her craft, it seemed she also had much to learn the slums of India were horrifying the divisions of religion vast Everything Isla had ever known was being tested her life would be forever changed from the experience As the time drew near for Isla to leave India, to travel home to marry Jove, her desire to see the H The Tea Gardens is about a young woman s dream of helping others during childbirth in India Dr Isla Fenwick s mother died soon after her birth and made her father promise to ensure that Isla married before turning thirty one Dr Isla Fenwick was in no hurry to find a someone to marry so her father took upon himself to do it Charles Fenwick s candidate for his daughter was Jove Mandeville However, Jove Mandeville understood Dr Isla Fenwick dreams to go to India and allow her to go The readers of The Tea Gardens will continue to follow Dr Isla Fenwick s advantages in India.The Tea Gardens is the first book I have read of Fiona McIntosh, and I did enjoy reading it I know readers of The Tea Gardens do not like Jove Mandeville they think he is wimp I love him Dr Isla Fenwick was so lucky to find a man that allows he Book Review.Title The Tea GardensBook Details Paperback 398 PagesAuthor Fiona McIntosh Genre Historical Fiction RomanceCountries England London Brighton India Culcutta.Nearing Christmas time, Isla was walking with her father on an Autumns day through Kensington Garden of which they lived in South Kensington , when father just happened to mention, marriage You see, Isla was now 30 and her father kept reminding Isla that he promised his wife now deceased that Isla will be married by 31 Father just slipped into conversation a certain Jove Manderville, a crush love Isla had when she was flat chested and had pigtails Isla hadn t seen Jove for fifteen or so years Father was keen, although Isla wasn t, however she reluctantly said yes, only for her father s sake Jove had picked a common ground venue and Isla had no idea where she was being chauffeured to a marriage proposal that was full of glass and with a condition suggested, and both agreed upon..Isla Dr Fendalton she was officially called, dealing in obstetrics ideal dream was to go to Calcutta, India, and help set up a decent clinic there, however life was not straight forward as she planned, being introduced to one rude, obnoxious doctor, called Saxon Vickery, a Professor, who sh

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