Set in India in 1905, Clarissa Belhaven and her younger sister Olive find their carefree life on their father’s tea plantation threatened by his drinking and debts.
And when Jock Belhaven dies suddenly, his daughters are forced to return to industrial Tyneside, where they come face-to-face with dire poverty and work long hours in a pub. Clarrie dreams of opening her own tea room, to provide a safe haven for local women by means of the business she knows best.
Encompassing love, poverty, betrayal and the never ending call of a far flung home, THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER is a deeply moving story with a wonderfully warm-hearted heroine.
THE TEA PLANTER’S BRIDE, the second book in the India Tea series, follows Sophie who is suddenly orphaned at the age of six and is taken from her parents’ tea plantation, the only home she has ever known, to be raised halfway across the world in Scotland.
As the years pass and her exotic childhood becomes a distant memory, adventurous Sophie finds refuge in her friendship with her kind, shy cousin, Tilly. It is no surprise when the girls follow each other to India to embark on new adventures, new lives and new loves.
But the reality of 1920s India is far removed from their dream: the jungles are too humid and the breathtaking tea gardens too remote. As the past begins to darken their friendship, will long-held secrets shatter everything they’ve ever striven for?
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