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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies, read by Gabrielle Glaister.

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 outdoorsman 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....

©2018 Dinah Jefferies (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • SHEILA
  • 06-17-18

Started well but fell apart very quickly.

The story plodded along without any character grabbing the attention. Various Story lines started then did not go anywhere. It was very predictable. I got to the last 2. Chapters and then gave up. I did not care what happened to any ot them.

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  • Mrs. V. F. Brown
  • 06-04-18

a banal and melodramatic tale. this was a rather

a rather dull and predictable story lacking tension and convincing characters. nice description of location

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