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The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh 

1880, South Africa – a land torn apart by greed.

Frances Irvine, left penniless after her father’s sudden death, is forced to emigrate to the Cape. In this barren country, she

meets two very different men – one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. When the rumour of a smallpox outbreak sends her to the diamond mines, she finds a ruthless world of greed and exploitation, of human lives crushed in the scramble for wealth and power. But here – at last – she sees her path to happiness. Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences…