Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies.

I loved this book! Maybe not the most riveting story, but I am a sucker for historical fiction, especially in this part of the world.
What could be better than a tea plantation in Ceylon? Or what we now call Sri Lanka? The story centers around an English girl who marries and moves to Ceylon to her husbands tea plantation.
Without getting overly involved it conveys the troubles between the owners, the workers, the natives, and the overseers. Add to that a small "mystery" and a bit of romance.
It did my heart good to lose myself in this book for a couple days.
I recommend this book if you are a lover of historical fiction!


"#1 International bestselling 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."


Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. The Tea Planter’s Wife is her US debut.

 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Food52 Genius Recipes

This book was not what I hoped for....

I was kind of disappointed in this book. I thought it would be smarter, more innovative, and it didn't seem to come close to that at all. Not that the recipes weren't ok, just not what I had hoped for! When I weed out my collection it will probably be among the first to go.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."