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The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
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it was amazing

First off I want to thank Dinah Jefferies for sending me an early copy of The Tea Planter's Wife to review.

Wow what a story! I immensely enjoyed this sensitive, thought provoking narrative which was beautifully told. We meet nineteen year old Gwen Hooper who has just arrived in Ceylon to join her new husband at the tea plantation. The year is 1913 and little does Gwen know of what lies ahead. Her husband Laurence is distant to begin with and then his scheming sister arrives on the scene. When Gwen begins to get a hand of her new home disaster strikes resulting in guilt, betrayal and unknown secrets.
Dinah Jefferies paints beautiful descriptions that give you a real sense of the era and of Ceylon with a backdrop of the attitudes to race and prejudices of that time and explores colonialism elements which made this novel much more than an escape.

This is a story that will stay with me. It is a must read! I look forward to more from Dinah Jefferies. .

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Reading Progress

April 8, 2015 – Started Reading
April 8, 2015 – Shelved
April 8, 2015 –
page 200
47.85%
April 9, 2015 –
page 320
76.56%
April 9, 2015 –
page 320
76.56%
April 9, 2015 –
page 320
76.56%
April 9, 2015 –
page 320
76.56%
April 9, 2015 –
page 320
76.56%
April 11, 2015 – Finished Reading

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