Reviews

  • A captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam

    Publisher's description
  • A captivating story, an exotic and richly imagined setting, sibling rivalry, romance, l couldn't put it down

    Julia Gregson
  • What a vivid and well-researched story! It's an exquisite depiction of colonial Vietnam on the brink of a new area; I could feel the humidity and the sweet scent of frangipani trees... Dinah's writing is incredibly suspenseful and did not shy away from the harsh realities of warfare. I fevered with Nicole to the very last page; the tension is as taut as the silk that winds through it.

    Lucinda Riley
  • Put everything else on hold. Turn off the phone. Be prepared to be swept away by this wonderful book. I couldn't put it down and loved every delicious page. Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity. I was totally captivated by its passionate and dangerous story of Nicole, as she fights to find her place in the turmoil of 1950s Vietnam, torn between loyalty and love. Deeply layered, full of twists and surprises, but with an edge of darkness, this book is an exciting, exhilarating, extraordinary story that is beautifully written. I loved it. A must read

    Kate Furnivall
  • Beautifully written and heart-rending, this has a magical setting with a real sense of period

    Katie Fforde on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'
  • A terrific emotional and atmospheric read

    Elizabeth Buchan on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'
  • Dinah Jefferies has once again created a gloriously atmospheric and tension-filled novel. Immensely enjoyable, poignant and compelling.

    Isabel Wolff on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'
  • My ideal read; mystery, love heart-break and joy - I couldn't put it down

    Santa Montefiore on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'
  • The ideal book...always wanting to know what happens next, together with the description of the period and characters, all make this a compelling read

    Woman's Weekly
  • Beautifully atmospheric, with twists to keep you enthralled

    My Weekly

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