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Publisher's Summary

International best-selling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.
©2016 Dinah Jefferies (P)2016 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Spellbinding...effortlessly elegant, lushly descriptive.... Combine this with the vivid, evocative manner in which Jefferies describes the beauty of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, and the captivating cast of characters she has created, and you have a superbly written novel that readers of historical fiction as well as women's fiction will treasure." ( Booklist)
"...[A]n engrossing tale of mystery, manners, and prejudice set against the backdrop of Ceylon (current-day Sri Lanka).... Jeffries shows that she can weave a suspenseful tale in which characters' complex motivations converge in surprising ways." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Rich and incredibly evocative, The Tea Planter's Wife is historical fiction at its very best. It's just spellbinding." ( The Sunday Express)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth C. on 02-04-18

Continual lack of communication/honesty = heartbreak

A good story actually, I liked it. But my goodness if it’s not a massive lesson in ‘let’s talk it out’. Everyone afraid of saying the full truth, protecting everyone from pain but creating more pain and in the process. An interesting story though and I liked the narrator.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rachael on 11-07-17

A lavish life entwined with devastating loss

Really enjoyed this book. It was the read for the month in my book club and not really sure if I would have chosen it on my own - but it definitely turned out to be a good read. The descriptions of 1920-30's Ceylon were amazing - I kept looking images up on Google to help with the imagination. Such a beautiful place to live, but then a devastating thing happens which brings up questions for Gwen and the book takes a turn into the dark corners of jealousy, confusion, grief, and ignorance. It is a bit long, but I guess it needed to be to tie It altogether – its almost like several novels in one. It was also a little predictable but overall I really enjoyed it. The narrator was amazing as well.

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