The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. The Tea Planter’s Wife ” is written by Dinah Jefferies. The genre of ‘The Tea Planter’s Wife’ is Historical Fiction.
Gwendolyn Hooper, lived in England. When she was 19, she got married Laurence. Laurence was an older widower. Gwendolyn Hooper left London and came to Ceylon with her husband to start her new married life. When Gwen met her husband in Ceylon, she found him totally different man from the one she met in London. She also found it hard to adjust with the new environment, customs, tradition and specially racial issues which developed a big gap between the owners and workers of the plantation.
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Laurence was mostly busy in his work and left Gwen alone at home. Gwen found many things which gave him the reflection of her husband’s past life. Gwen got pregnant. When Laurence’s sister came, brought disturbance in their life. She started interfering in their lives. Gwen also had many questions about Laurence’s first wife. The couple was happy and waiting for their child. But during the delivery of the child, complication arose. She took a terrible decision and she knew that no one will understand the reason behind her decision, specially her husband Laurence. Gwen had buried a secret in her heart to save her marriage. Now she was more isolated than she ever had. The Tea Planter’s Wife’ is a historical fiction tale of love, betrayal, hidden secrets which is set in a colonial era in Ceylon 1920s and 1930s.