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A Cup of Tea
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 200
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345425706
ISBN-10 0345425707
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
A dark romantic novel set during World War I tells the story of a love triangle involving a woman of privilege, her fiance, and an impoverished girl she invites in from the cold, to her own undoing. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Born to privilege, Rosemary Fell has wealth, well-connected friends, and a handsome fiancé, Philip Alsop. One cold and rainy night she sees, under a streetlamp, the mysterious Eleanor Smith huddled against the elements. In a moment of beneficence, Rosemary invites the penniless young woman home for a cup of tea.

Arriving on the scene, Philip notices Eleanor warming herself by the roaring fire. When Rosemary sees them exchange an unmistakable look, she promptly sends the girl packing. But too late. In that one brief moment, Rosemary's carefully sculptured life has cracked beyond repair. . . .

Inspired by the classic Katherine Mansfield short story, A Cup of Tea springs to life from its rich cast of characters and brilliant evocation of the uncertain days of World War I. This darkly romantic novel engages us with impeccable plotting and a deep sense of foreboding, propelling us toward its shocking conclusion.

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