If only people would just talk to each other – The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jeffries

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts


Gwen has gone to join her older, widowed husband in Ceylon. But the man and the situation she knew back home are different to what she had thought, and she seems surrounded by secrets. A night of drunken confusion and the surprise that comes nine months later lead to secrets of her own – can she and husband Lawrence overcome the secrets, misunderstanding and pain between them?

The most pleasant surprise about this book was that it is set in Sri Lanka! I am perhaps very ignorant (definitely when it comes to geography) and didn’t link Ceylon to Sri Lanka, where Aidan and I went on honeymoon. It was fun to visit again even if in the past and in book form. Though overwritten and another of the books that frustrate me because everything would be solved if only everyone would just talk to each other (and don’t talk to me about the title), I enjoyed this!