*A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 2018*
*A Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller*
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…
‘A sweeping tale, beautifully written in a wonderful setting, heartrending yet ultimately uplifting. 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
GUEST REVIEW BY CHRIS
Today I am delighted to be able to hand over my blog to my mum, Chris and she has reviewed the gorgeous book – The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies!
“This is a really well written book, it flowed all the way through and I felt that it was elegantly written and a complete pleasure to read. The cover is beautiful. The story and characters were very strong and well developed. The book had great attention to detail and I loved being taken back in time to Ceylon in the 1930s. It was a joy to read and very highly recommended to any fans of historical fiction – 5 stars”