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The Sapphire Widow

Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

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
  • ilford, United Kingdom
  • 17-06-18

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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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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Disappointed.

I have read and listened to many books over the last few years but this was one of the most boring and slow paced I have read with little to keep your attention and long drawn out details of no interest which don't contribute to the storyline and just use up space. I've had to delete it before finishing it.
Sorry, my first bad review.

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A well narrated story

It was a bit to reminiscent of mills &boom for me but nevertheless well narrated

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  • Jo
  • 14-09-18

Good for travelling

Good narration, enjoyed the book, great for long journeys, gentle story and descriptive of the country

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lett your self get lost

loved it i just let my get lost in this lovely book .could see in my mined eye all the places and the people in this story.would look for this writer again.

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The Sapphire widow

Very interesting well written story which gives a good account of the British colonial attitudes to the local people