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Sapphire Widow

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Louisa Reeve has it all: a charming, devilishly handsome husband with a successful business as a sapphire trader, a beautiful home in colonial Ceylon, a fledgling career of her own. Except for the one thing she longs for more than anything: a child. After the couple experience a number of devastating miscarriages, Louisa becomes increasingly frustrated by Elliot’s unexplained absences. When a tragic accident causes Elliot’s sudden death, Louisa, wracked by grief is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind. Why was he driving to Colombo on the day of his death and not out sailing as he claimed to be? Who are the threatening men turning up on her doorstep? When she finally discovers the shocking secret behind her marriage, Louisa’s world is turned upside down. Will she find the strength to piece together the truth and learn to live again?

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Description

*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

Additional information

Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

385

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K