The Fever Tree

The Fever Tree

[a Novel]

Book - 2013
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South Africa, 1880. Frances Irvine, destitute in the wake of her father's sudden death, is forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Cape. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men, leading her into the dark heart of the diamond mines. Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2013
ISBN: 9780399158247
0399158243
Branch Call Number: F MCV NVD
Characteristics: 425 p. ; 24 cm

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blueroo276
Nov 24, 2016

I found myself thinking about the characters and wondering what would happen next when I was busy with real life. Compelling. Interesting setting.

PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Julie: Don't normally enjoy historical novels, but this has the feel of a classic. Beautifully and evocatively written.

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tmb_net
Feb 15, 2014

I did not find this book compelling at all, maybe because of the 1st person narrative style. I disliked all the main characters, especially the main protagonist, Francis. I found the setting of the diamond mines of South Africa interesting and may look for more books with that setting.

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bloom
Jun 06, 2013

An excellent read. Had a hard time putting it down! I was drawn in page by page, the characters are unforgettable, the descriptions of South Africa for the time period (1877) put you right in the center of it all. I would look forward to the author's next book.

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