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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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrica L Naumann on 02-10-17

Splendid story... wonderful narrative...

I could not stop once I started reading. The end left me greatful for the story. I want to read it again and spend more time with each character.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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