Grab your favorite cup of tea and get reading for this amazing adult romantic historical fiction that spans across cultures and customs. When I saw this novel on Netgallery’s most requested types from the publication company of Crown Publishing it took no time to see why it was so very popular. This is my first time reading a bestselling author Dinah Jefferies. I’m really glad I was given the chances to read her newest novel The Tea Planter’s Wife. She is definitely an author that I am going to constantly keep an eye on. I really love the way she writes. She has a very elegant way of introducing topics in this novel that are subtle yet powerful within their own presence. The way this story told reminds me of Isabel Allende novel Daughter of Fortune.
The Tea Planter’s Wife is an elegant gripping tale that covers more topics than you would imagine within it’s 432 pages you would think possible. This book explains between the topics of family secrets, violences towards the working class and workers, sadness, racial tension and racism, along with other sub topics. There is also the level of anguish that the character Gwen, the young planter’s wife, has to endure that will pull on your heart-strings in directions you didn’t think was possible. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the talents of author nah Jefferies. There are so many characters in this novel such as, Savi, an artist, Verity, Gwen’s sister-in-law, and there is also Christina, the other woman. There is so much in this novel that I’m having a hard time not just telling you just enough to encourage your curiosity to read it yourself before I tell you to much and spoil all the delightful plot twist and turns awaiting you.
I highly recommend this book to those who joy Isabel Allende romantic historical fictions, or The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.
Happy Reading Lovelies!