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    • The Tea Planter's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    International best-selling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Continual lack of communication/honesty = heartbreak

    • By Elizabeth C. on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Sapphire Widow

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 toward the owner, Leo.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Before the Rains

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Naomi Frederick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Rajputana, India, 1930. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British government sends her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace, she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding younger brother. Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • perfectly romantic

    • By Rachel Hendrickson on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Missing Sister

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from her past - an old newspaper clipping found in her parents' belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira. Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had - but when she starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, malicious gossip, and outright threats. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Die Tochter des Seidenhändlers

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Anja Gräfenstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Vietnams Exotik der 50er Jahre und eine unmöglich scheinende Liebe: Vietnam, 1950. Die junge Nicole stand von jeher im Schatten ihrer schönen Schwester Sylvie. Als Tochter eines französischen Seidenhändlers und einer Vietnamesin soll sie nun in Hanoi ein Stoffgeschäft übernehmen. Bald kommt Nicole mit Einheimischen in Berührung, die sich gegen die französische Fremdherrschaft auflehnen. Dabei entdeckt sie voller Schrecken, dass ihr Vater in dunkle Machenschaften verwickelt ist.

    Regular price: $23.23

    • The Tea Planter's Wife

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies, read by Avita Jay. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • sorrow fear anxiety lieing confusion secrets

    • By smaller on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $25.59

    • The Silk Merchant's Daughter

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Eliza Parkes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From the number-one best-selling author of The Tea Planter's Wife. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies, read by Eliza Parkes. Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds.... French Indochina, 1952. Since her mother's death, 18-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Die Frau des Teehändlers

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Merete Brettschneider
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ceylon in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Henry in den familieneigenen Teeplantagen ein. Dort bezieht das Paar eine traumhafte Villa, und Gwen fühlt sich wie im Paradies. Doch warum verhält sich ihr eigentlich sehr liebevoller Ehemann so seltsam? Und warum macht er ein Geheimnis um seine erste Ehefrau? Als Gwen schließlich Zwillinge zur Welt bringt, wird sie mit einer entsetzlichen Wahrheit konfrontiert, die sie zu zerstören droht.

    Regular price: $23.23

    • Die englische Fotografin

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Anja Gräfenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eine junge Engländerin. Ein indischer Fürstenhof voller Intrigen. Eine romantische Liebe gegen alle Widerstände. Indien, 1930. Als die junge Fotografin Eliza im Auftrag der britischen Krone nach Indien entsandt wird, um die Familie des Maharadscha von Rajputana zu porträtieren, kann sie ihr Glück kaum fassen. Nach dem freundlichen Empfang holt sie jedoch bald die Wirklichkeit ein. Intrigen und Streitigkeiten im Palast halten sie auf Abstand, ihr einziger Lichtblick ist Jay, der Bruder des Fürsten. Trotz ihrer unterschiedlichen Herkunft fühlen Eliza und Jay sich zueinander hingezogen.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Sapphire Widow

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $26.17