Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Fever Tree

by Jennifer McVeigh
G.P. Putnam 2013

a love story set in 1880 South Africa

Patricia Wastvedt writes "an epic story of love, deception, and courage, and a young woman's journey of self discovery in a country of spectacular beauty."

Frances is left destitute when her father dies in London, and rather than go to live with relatives and work as their nanny, she choose to marry a man she doesn't love and follow him to South Africa where he works as a doctor in the diamond fields.

On the steamship to the Cape she is swept up in an intoxicating love for an ambitious diamond trader.

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