With our big thanks again for Penguin Random House for allowing us copies of Dinah’s latest novel, having previously read her novel The Separation we were excited to see what her latest work would bring.
Set in 1920s Ceylon this time Dinah takes on a journey with Gwen. At 19 years old she meets and ends up marrying an older widowed tea planter. Beginning a new life with her husband in Ceylon she soon finds that this new life is not all that it first seemed when she discovers a secret which overshadows her new life, but she too has her own secret and it’s the secrets that weave in and out of this story as we see whether Gwen can make her relationship work.
Dinah has a magical way of writing which draws you into the place and times in the back – it’s very obvious that she’s well researched the background of Ceylon during the time of this story and when you’re reading you really do find yourself there part of the story, seeing and smelling and journeying along with the characters page by page.
I really did caught up in this story, it’s so difficult to put the book down once you begin, Dinah casts a web around you and you’re in for the long haul here! It’s an emotional roller coaster but one hell of a ride!
More about Dinah Jefferies at Compelling Reads:
The Separation, exclusive extract: http://compellingreads.co.uk/the-separation-dinah-jefferies/
Dinah Jefferies Q & A http://compellingreads.co.uk/dinah-jefferies-q-a/