The Sapphire Widow (Paperback)Dinah Jefferies (author)
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A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife.
Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child.
While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his sudden death, Louisa is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind.
Revisiting the plantation at Cinnamon Hills, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn towards the owner Leo, a rugged outdoors man with a chequered past. The plantation casts a spell, but all is not as it seems. And when Elliot's shocking betrayal is revealed, Louisa has only Leo to turn to...
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'A sweeping tale, beautifully written in a wonderful setting, heart rending yet ultimately up lifting. Gorgeous.' - Katie Fforde
'The sights, smells and atmosphere of Ceylon are beautifully depicted. This is Dinah Jefferies at her best.' - Lucinda Riley
'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity.' - Kate Furnivall
'Packed with colour, history, atmosphere and plenty of twists and turns, this is a lush, escapist read' - Sunday Express on Before the Rains
'My ideal read - I couldn't put it down' - Santa Montefiore on The Tea Planter's Wife
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I love the way in which Dinah Jefferies writes. She manages to take the reader on a journey. You will be transported to Ceylon in the 1930s, with the tang of salty ocean, pink hibiscus blooms scattering in the breeze... More
“Set in 1930s Ceylon - A gem of a read!”
This remarkable novel transports you to Ceylon, and allows you to discover the world of the plantations, the difficulties of the gem and sapphire industry, a troubled marriage…this novel is packed to the rafters!... More
The Sapphire Widow is an enchanting story set in Ceylon in the 1930's .I had read The Tea Planters Wife and thoroughly enjoyed it so I was looking forward to reading this new book .I wasn't disappointed ,I... More
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