The Sapphire Trader's Secret
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...

The Sapphire Trader's Secret Details

TitleThe Sapphire Trader's Secret
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 22nd, 2018
PublisherViking
ISBN-139780241303757
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction

The Sapphire Trader's Secret Review

  • Thebooktrail
    January 1, 1970
    I only received a proof of this today but luckily it's been one of those days where I've been travelling and waiting around a bit so plenty of time for reading!I've just had the most productive day ever thanks to Dinah Jefferies - solved a mystery, been transported to Ceylon, discovered the world of the plantations, the difficulties of the gem and sapphire industry, a troubled marriage...this novel is packed to the rafters! It doesn't read as being too full though as it flows as neatly as the ri I only received a proof of this today but luckily it's been one of those days where I've been travelling and waiting around a bit so plenty of time for reading!I've just had the most productive day ever thanks to Dinah Jefferies - solved a mystery, been transported to Ceylon, discovered the world of the plantations, the difficulties of the gem and sapphire industry, a troubled marriage...this novel is packed to the rafters! It doesn't read as being too full though as it flows as neatly as the rivers through those plantations.It's not out until April, but this has to be on your list as Dinah really is one of the best authors out there for her vivid, colourful and evocative descriptions.Simply gorgeous with a mysterious and revealing plot that shakes out one surprise after another. Heartfelt emotions and well developed characters. A gem of a read
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  • Elke
    January 1, 1970
    Probably Dinah's best book yet!
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