The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
Review by Saj Bewtra
Amazon.com describes Jefferies’ US debut novel as “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.”
A friend of mine from Detroit read this novel while on a cruise. As soon as she came home she told me I had to read it. She knew I’d love the story. She was right. The Tea Planter’s Wife is beautifully written. A novel that kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I just couldn’t put it down. Simply put, I expect this book to be the next hard-to-get novel. Therefore, place a hold today!
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About the reviewer: Saj Bewtra has put in 25+ years at Tredyffrin Public Library. When not working, she enjoys sewing, knitting, and . . . of course, spending time with her grandchildren.