Book:

THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER

Janet MacLeod Trotter

 

1905 INDIA: Clarissa Belhaven and her younger sister Olive find their carefree life on their father’s tea plantation threatened by his drinking and debts. Wesley Robson, a brash young rival businessman, offers to help save the plantation in exchange for beautiful Clarrie’s hand in marriage, but her father flatly refuses. And when Jock Belhaven dies suddenly, his daughters are forced to return to their father’s cousin in Tyneside and work long hours in his pub. Clarrie is shocked by the dire poverty she witnesses, and dreams of opening her own tea room, which could be a safe haven for local women.

 

To provide a living for herself and Olive, Clarrie escapes her dictatorial cousin Lily and takes a job as housekeeper for kindly lawyer Herbert Stock. But Herbert’s vindictive son Bertie, jealous of Clarrie’s popularity, is determined to bring about her downfall. Then Wesley Robson comes back into Clarrie’s life, bringing with him a shocking revelation…

 

Set in the fascinating world of the Edwardian tea trade, THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER is a wonderfully moving novel of courage and enduring love.

Genre

Family saga

UK Publication

Amazon Publishing, June 2016

US Publication

Amazon Publishing, June 2016

Rights Sales

World English: Amazon Publishing
Bulgarian: Enthusiast
French: Presses de la Cite
Italian: Newton Compton
Norwegian: Cappelen Damm
Russian: Hemiro/Family Leisure Club
Serbian: Laguna