The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The story of Gwen and Laurence Hooper, both British-born, living on a tea plantation in Ceylon in the early 1900’s. Gwen’s story is about love, past and present. Her new life in Ceylon presents an ex-wife, ex-girlfriend and a sister-in law’s oppressing love for her brother. (and that’s only the beginning!) There is also a baby story but I won’t tell about it. I think that the reader must experience this part on their own.
I savor authors and their books that provide rich characters and supply an enveloping setting that takes the reader to a different place, time and culture. This book did all of the above! I loved the plot, intrigue and characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a multi-cultural, historical fiction story guaranteed to hold your interest and to give you hours of reading pleasure.

I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley.

This review was posted on Goodreads on April 14, 2016.

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