Gwen is a nineteen year-old newlywed and her world is about to change forever. We first meet Gwen as she journey's from Britain to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to join her new husband, Laurence Hooper, on his tea plantation. Laurence is an older (37) widower, but nobody really knows what happened to his first wife.
Gwen blossoms as a newlywed, but a few things seem to threaten her new marriage. Christina is an American widow that seems to have a past with Laurence and Savi Ravasinghe is a local man that seems to have a way with the ladies. After finding out she is pregnant, possibly with twins, she thinks that life will be complete and all that threatens her new life will end, but when the babies are born, the real mystery and heartache really begins.
What happened to Caroline, Laurence's first wife. Who is Thomas? What really happened during a drunken night at a party?
I read this book during my trip to Hawaii and I couldn't wait to find out how Gwen's life turned out. The Tea Planter's Wife is full of unanswered questions and heartache. I really enjoyed reading it. That being said, I did guess the answer to one of the mysteries of the book.
There are characters in the book to hate and some to love. For other characters, you can't seem to make up your mind how you feel about them. The truth could've prevented a lot of the story in this book, so if that is a plot starter that you don't enjoy, you may not like this book.
Another warning to readers is the amount of sex that is in the book. If you don't like reading through detailed accounts of sexual intimacy, then this book may not be your cup of tea (See what I did there? LOL!) I hadn't known about this going into the book, and it didn't spoil the book for me, but I also don't think the scenes were really necessary.
Overall, I did enjoy the book. I don't know that it will go down as one of my all-time favorites, but I enjoyed my time reading it.
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