• Peut-on encore aimer après un mariage fondé sur le mensonge ?

    Ceylan, 1935. Louisa Reeve, fille d'un riche négociant britannique en pierres précieuses, est l'heureuse épouse d'Elliot, un séduisant et intrépide homme d'affaires. Tout bascule lorsque Louisa fait face à de nombreuses fausses couches et qu'Elliot passe le plus clair de son temps à Cinnamon Hills, une plantation de cannelle. Après sa mort brutale, la jeune femme se retrouve seule pour percer le mystère de ses nombreuses absences. Retournant à la plantation, elle rencontre Leo, le propriétaire des lieux, pour qui elle éprouve une étrange attirance. Lorsque la trahison d'Elliot éclate au grand jour, Louisa n'a que Leo vers qui se tourner même si celui-ci n'est pas celui qu'il semble être.

    Une grande fresque d'amour et de trahison par l'auteure internationalement reconnue de La Mariée de Ceylan.

  • La mariée de Ceylan

    Dinah Jefferies

    • Milady
    • 16 Janvier 2019

    « Elle n'avait pas oublié ses yeux mordorés et, aujourd'hui comme au cours de leur première rencontre, ils pétillèrent quand il lui sourit. Elle chercha un qualificatif pour le décrire. Exotique, avait-elle pensé la première fois. Mais il y avait autre chose. Déconcertant ? » À dix-neuf ans, Gwendolyn Hooper débarque à Ceylan pleine d'espoir et impatiente de rejoindre son nouvel époux, un riche planteur de thé. Mais l'homme qui l'accueille se révèle rapidement très différent de celui dont elle est tombée amoureuse à Londres. Sombre et distant, Laurence se consacre à son travail, laissant sa jeune épouse découvrir seule la plantation. Lorsqu'elle tombe enceinte, Gwen est folle de joie à l'idée d'avoir des jumeaux. Mais lors de l'accouchement, la jeune mère se retrouve face au plus terrible des dilemmes et doit faire un choix... Si un jour la vérité éclate, Laurence parviendra-t-il à comprendre et à lui pardonner ?

  • « Les nuits de Birmanie sont irrésistibles,pensa-t-elle. C'est comme si toute pensée rationnelle m'échappait : les étoiles scintillent par milliers, la lune a des reflets d'or plutôt qu'argentés et l'atmosphère s'anime de sons mystérieux. Le plus plaisant dans tout cela, c'est la fraîcheur ambiante. Cette merveilleuse et splendide fraîcheur ! ».

    En 1936, Bella Hatton débarque à Rangoon, en Birmanie, pour embrasser une carrière de chanteuse de cabaret. Mais depuis la mort de ses parents, Bella est tourmentée par un article de journal qu'elle a découvert, annonçant le départ précipité de sa mère et de son père de Rangoon après la disparition de leur bébé, Elvira, vingt-cinq ans auparavant. Bella est prête à tout pour découvrir ce qui est arrivé à sa soeur même si elle se confronte vite à des ragots malveillants et à des menaces. Oliver, un séduisant journaliste américain, promet de lui apporter son aide. Mais dans un pays où les émeutes entre Birmans et Indiens sont fréquentes, Bella devra apprendre à qui elle peut réellement se fier pour accéder à une vérité étouffée depuis des années.

    Une petite fille disparaît. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, sa soeur fera tout pour découvrir la vérité.

  • THE TUSCAN CONTESSA

    Dinah Jefferies

    • Penguin
    • 23 Juillet 2020

    A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife , available for pre-order now In 1940s Tuscany, Contessa Sofia della Torre's peaceful home in a medieval palazzo among the olive groves has been upturned by the arrival of German soldiers. She is desperate to help her friends in the village fight back in any way she can, all while keeping her efforts secret from her husband Lorenzo, who fears for their safety. When Maxine, a no-nonsense Italian-American journalist, arrives in Tuscany to report on the Allied war effort and trace her Italian heritage, the two women forge an uneasy alliance. Before long they find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis, each trying to save the ones they love... 'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity' Kate Furnivall

  • A stolen sister. A daughter determined to uncover the truth. 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 the past - a 25 year 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. Oliver, an attractive, easy-going American journalist, promises to help her, but an anonymous note tells her not to trust those closest to her. . . Belle survives riots, intruders, and bomb attacks - but nothing will stop her in her mission to uncover the truth. Can she trust her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there be a chance Belle might find her?

  • Gwendolyn débarque en 1925 à Ceylan, impatiente de retrouver son nouvel époux, un riche planteur de thé, veuf depuis peu. Mais l'homme qui l'accueille se révèle rapidement très différent de celui qui l'avait séduite à Londres.

    Distant, Laurence se consacre à son travail, laissant sa jeune épouse découvrir seule la plantation. Heureuse lorsqu'elle tombe enceinte, Gwen sombre pourtant vite dans un cauchemar. Lors de l'accouchement, la jeune mère est confrontée à un terrible dilemme et doit faire un choix...

    Si la vérité éclate, Laurence parviendra-t-il à comprendre et à lui pardonner??

  • La séparation

    Dinah Jefferies

    La destinée tragique d'une mère et de ses filles, cruellement séparées.

    Malaisie, 1955.

    Lydia Cartwright vient de rentrer chez elle après avoir passé du temps auprès d'une amie malade. Mais la maison est vide, les serviteurs sont partis, et le téléphone a été coupé. Où est donc passé son mari, Alec ? Et ses deux petites filles, Emma et Fleur ?

    Désespérée, la jeune femme contacte l'employeur de son mari et apprend qu'Alec a été muté ailleurs. Pourquoi ne l'at-il pas attendue ? Pourquoi n'a-t-il pas laissé de message ?

    Elle se lance alors dans un périlleux voyage à travers la jungle en guerre, sans se douter que des milliers de kilomètres la séparent de sa famille. Forcée de se tourner vers Jack Harding, un homme qu'elle avait juré de ne plus revoir, elle va tout faire pour retrouver ses proches.

    Mais sera-t-elle capable de supporter la trahison de ceux en qui elle avait confiance ?

    Un grand destin de femmes, de la Malaisie à l'Angleterre des années 1950.

  • *A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 2018* *A Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller* A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 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 outdoors man 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... 'A sweeping tale, beautifully written in a wonderful setting, heartrending yet ultimately uplifting. Gorgeous.' Katie Fforde 'The sights, smells and atmosphere of Ceylon are beautifully depicted. This is Dinah Jefferies at her best' Lucinda Riley 'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity' Kate Furnivall

  • Gwendolyn débarque en 1925 à Ceylan, impatiente de retrouver son nouvel époux, un riche planteur de thé, veuf depuis peu. Mais l'homme qui l'accueille se révèle rapidement très différent de celui qui l'avait séduite à Londres.

    Distant, Laurence se consacre à son travail, laissant sa jeune épouse découvrir seule la plantation. Heureuse lorsqu'elle tombe enceinte, Gwen sombre pourtant vite dans un cauchemar. Lors de l'accouchement, la jeune mère est confrontée à un terrible dilemme et doit faire un choix...

    Si la vérité éclate, Laurence parviendra-t-il à comprendre et à lui pardonner??

  • The Separation by Dinah Jefferies is a sweeping novel set in 1950s Malaya, about a mother searching for her daughters.

    What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated; who do they become when they believe it might be forever?

    1953, the eve of the Cartwright's departure from Malaya. Eleven-year-old Emma can't understand why they're leaving without their mother; why her taciturn father is refusing to answer questions.

    Lydia arrives home to an empty house - there's no sign of her husband Alec or her daughters. Panic stricken, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find them through the hot and civil-war-torn Malayan jungle - one that only the power of a mother's love can help her to survive.

    Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a 'rock 'n roll' commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. The Separation is her first book.

  • THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERDinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct as a mother... Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London.Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult...Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand - least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done?The Tea Planter's Wife is a story of guilt, betrayal and untold secrets vividly and entrancingly set in colonial era Ceylon.'Captivating, powerful and passionate' Deborah Rodriguez on The Separation 'A richly detailed story... as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife' David Gilham on The Separation 'I simply didn't want to put it down. Vivid and atmospheric - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat...' Isabel Wolff on The Separation

  • FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFEDinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds...1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core...Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.

  • *Dinah Jefferies' first three novels now together in one e-book*The Separation Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through war-torn jungle. Forced to turn to Jack Harding, a man she'd vowed to leave in her past, she sacrifices everything to be reunited with her family.The Tea Planter's Wife Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult...The Silk Merchant's Daughter 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi, an area teeming with militant rebels. Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem?

  • A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send 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 brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

  • *A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick 2018*
    *A Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller*
    A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's WifeCeylon, 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 outdoors man 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...'A sweeping tale, beautifully written in a wonderful setting, heartrending yet ultimately uplifting. Gorgeous.' Katie Fforde
    'The sights, smells and atmosphere of Ceylon are beautifully depicted. This is Dinah Jefferies at her best' Lucinda Riley
    'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity' Kate Furnivall

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