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The Sapphire Widow

The Sapphire Widow

Author(s): Dinah Jefferies

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Era(s): 1930s



This novel is the #TFBookClub read May/June 2018 – join us on this link

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…

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Author: tripfiction

This novel was the #TFBookClub choice for May/June 2018. I have always enjoyed the novels by Dinah Jefferies, they are well written with a thoughtful storyline. In her latest, she whisks her readers off...

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