the planter's wife novel

The noise had amplified, and though he stood close, hemmed in by the crowds, he still had to shout to be heard.“If your husband has not arrived by three, I hope you won’t mind my suggesting you retire to the Galle Face Hotel to wait.

With settings in Malaya and Singapore. It was all very social and class conscious. 2016-06-22A young English wife becomes the mistress of a tea plantation in Ceylon and is quickly confronted with upheavals—racial, social, and domestic—in Jefferies' U.S. debut.Gwen, daughter of a landed Gloucestershire family, marries widower Laurence Hooper, descended from Ceylon's original English settlers. “Beneath the seductive scent there was an undercurrent of something sour.”, Savi dismisses the sour smell as bad drains, and Gwen nods. This is more than a novel of the deadly resentment of a servant because a new wife is taking the place of her former mistress. While not ghosts in a supernatural sense, the child and Caroline seem to haunt Laurence, but he will not answer questions, and neither will anyone else on the plantation. The movie was based on a 1951 novel Planter's Wife. Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2016. Gave good descriptions of Malaya and the lives of the planters working the plantations. Very enjoyable…mystery (and) full-blown escape into the past." I knew very little about that part of the world and Rubber plantations, nor about the war that was being fought. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. But there are secrets she uncovers that make her uneasy, first among them is a child’s grave  hidden in the woods with only a first and middle name on the tombstone—no dates, no last name. It reminds me of The Nightingale a bit and I adored that book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In one corner a discreet sign pinpointed the location of the ladies’ powder room.In the sweet-smelling, multiple-mirrored room, she splashed the repeated image of her face and applied a dab of Après L’Ondée, which luckily had been safely stowed in her small case and not in her drowned purse. She claims she is a lost relative. Most mysterious and troubling is that no one is willing to talk about Laurence's first wife and the circumstances of her death. . Who’s buried in the unmarked grave in the forest?

Something went wrong. Descriptions are so accurate and she shows great empathy in her writing. The owner of a local rubber plantation is attracted to Juliet.

[See Prepub Alert, 4/25/16; September LibraryReads Pick. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. “But how will Laurence know I’m there?”“He’ll know.

Are you thirsty?”Even though she was, she shook her head.
Not only The Planters Wife but all her books are excellent.
Warned by Laurence “to stay away from work matters” for her own safety, not to wander unaccompanied, and only allow Naveena, the Sinhalese servant woman to see her in her nightgown, Gwen feels like her husband is treating her like a child. The child spoke, but it was gobbledegook to Gwen, and sadly she had no rupees to give the urchin, nor any English money either, now.She stood and walked about. Do you think there are times when hiding a secret is better than telling the truth?

When she’d mentioned she was considering having it cut short like Fran’s, flapper style, he’d looked horrified and tugged loose a curl at the back of her neck, then leaned down and rubbed his chin on top of her head. Drums, she thought. I shouldn’t tease. The Planter's Wife was previously published as Bamboo Island, ‘This was a story of love, passion and cruelty I could not put down … I needed to discover Juliet's secrets.’ Lizeanne Lloyd - Lost in a Good Book.

The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire (fiction), Goodreads Members Suggest: 32 ‘Vacation’ Reads. The Tea Planter's Wife is her US debut. Independently published (October 13, 2019), Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020. Gwendolyn has just become The Tea Planter’s Wife. Although many younger readers may wish Gwen was more feisty and less prone to fits of crying, Jefferies stays true to the times and the customs of social behavior. When she joins him at his faraway tea plantation, she’s filled with hope for their life together, eager to take on the role of mistress of the house, learn the tea business, and start a family. Instead she finds herself alone on the dock and feeling very much out of place. As with most war stories, there are moments of deep tragedy in this novel. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. . Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2020. Angry at Laurence’s attention to Christina at a party, Gwen drinks too much and is helped to bed by Savi Ravasinghe. Knitting and Tea brings together these two hallowed traditions in all their beauty, charm, and poise. A child who couldn’t have been more than five pulled out a bundle for Gwen. There was a very abrupt ending which I didn't like. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free.

What do you think you would have done in her shoes? Rose and Juliet are left homeless when their beloved father dies.

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