At times predictable, but still thoroughly enjoyable, this historical romance will intrigue and bewitch readers. The most endearing aspect of this book is it's lush setting on the island of Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), Jefferies does a wonderful job detailing the beautiful smells, views, and setting. It made me want to move there! Louisa has a happy comfortable life. Her father and her husband work in the gemstone business and she has three wonderful dogs a large house and staff. Minus being unable to conceive a child, things are perfect... that is until her husband has a fatal accident. She soon discover that he may not have been the man she thought he was. The trail of deception and lies she starts to uncover shatters her idyllic world. Filled with romance, mystery, and a little bit of adventure this is perfect for those who like quick beach reads.