The Tea Planter's Wife

by Dinah Jefferies | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0241969557 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingchrissiniwing of Graz, Steiermark Austria on 6/15/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingchrissiniwing from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Friday, June 15, 2018
Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London.

Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult...

Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand - least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done?

Journal Entry 2 by wingchrissiniwing at Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, July 30, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (7/30/2018 UTC) at Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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I saw this book at a book fair and remembered thar someone had it on their wishlist. Turns out it was Lindasaurus, so that's where the book is travelling to now ;)

Journal Entry 3 by wingLindasauruswing at Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Monday, August 13, 2018
Thank you very much, dear chrissini!!

Journal Entry 4 by wingLindasauruswing at Wien - irgendwo / Vienna - somewhere, Wien Austria on Sunday, September 20, 2020
I finally got around to reading that book and I thought it was okay. It wasn't great and it wasn't bad. But that is just my opinion.

Let me just go ahead and say there are about a ton of secrets in this book. It's like a mystery trying to figure everything out. But unfortunately I wasn't too fond of most of the characters. When Laurence and Gwen do get to their home, Laurence starts acting all weird. He pretty much acts bizarre through the whole book.
I'm also not too fond of Gwen, I have to admit. Somehow I prefer books about strong independent women, than 19 year old children that don't really know what they want and what they have to do.

And, OMG, Laurence's freaking sister, Verity. What a character! I wanted to drop-kick her off the roof! She was a horrible person. She was constantly up in their faces and in their home. Even when she found home for herself with her husband, she was still up in their business all of the time. But, Laurence didn't do much about it even when Gwen complained. Verity also wanted Laurence to keep giving her money. But I wan't really sure why Verity did all those terrible things, and for my taste it wasn't properly explained and solved in the end.

Like I said before, I thought the book was ok, but nothing really special. I do think a lot more people will like the book more than me and that's great. I will tell you that it made me want to drink some tea!

Journal Entry 5 by wingLindasauruswing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria on Sunday, September 20, 2020

Released 9 mos ago (9/20/2020 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Wien Austria

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Sent this book a couple of days ago to the winner of the book, tea and chocolate sweep. Thought that would be an appropriate book for this sweep :-)

Congratulations, hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by wingechodewing at Seattle, Washington USA on Saturday, October 03, 2020
Received this book, along w/ chocolates & the cutest box of tea, as the winner of the Book, Tea and Chocolate Sweeps - Aug/Sept 2020 !
Thank you so much, Lindasaurus! Your review made me chuckle; hopefully it'll make me "want to drink some tea" too :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingechodewing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, April 11, 2021
This was quite dramatic & convoluted, with lots of reveals after layers of backstory. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would; had a vague feeling of chick-lit in the beginning but it passed as the main character matured.
Am sending this as a ��surprise�� tag-along to March's offer as this was on winner's wishlist.

Journal Entry 8 by kirstykat at Potters Bar, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 01, 2021
A super RABCK from Echode.
Thank You So much! What wonderful surprise.

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