The Tea Gardens
Dr Isla Fenwick has a life that most modern women of 1933 might envy - hercareer gives her status, her pedigree adds freedom, and her oldest crush, JovianMandeville, has reappeared in her life with a marriage proposal. Her life isbeginning to feel complete. However, she insists on keeping a private promise she made to her latemother to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to lifeas a dutiful wife. With Jove's blessing, Isla sails to Calcutta to set up a newmidwifery clinic. What she can't anticipate is how India will test everythingshe relies upon within, challenging her professionalism and her loyalties. But it is the fateful meeting of enigmatic ProfessorSaxon 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 plantationoutside Darjeeling, Isla must make the most important choice of her life. Andat the roof of the world - where heaven and earth collide - a price will beexacted for glimpsing heaven. From England's squally seaside town of Brighton toIndia's slums of Calcutta and breathtaking Himalayan mountains, this is aheartbreaking story about the pursuit of passion by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.
Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.