The year is 1935 in Ceylon and Louisa Reeve is married to the love of her life, Elliot. She has lived a life of luxury in one way, but has suffered through having numerous miscarriages and a stillborn child. Elliot is always away on business and has been spending most of his time at a cinnamon plantation that he bought interest in. Louisa meets the owner of the plantation and finds out that her life with Elliot has been a sham, nothing but a lie. I really do enjoy author Dinah Jefferies and her excellence in storytelling. This book hits the mark as romance and intrigue rolled into a great story! An excellent addition to historical fiction.
The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies will be available August 14, 2018 from Crown Publishing. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.