The Pearl Tea House
by Samantha Brooks
Published: January 8, 2012.
Britain is in the grip of the Great Depression, and the Crang family may lose their ancestral estate. Their only hope is to marry their daughter Charlotte to William Brett.
Initially reluctant, Charlotte arrives in Ceylon. She and William discover an immediate attraction. Their happiness is soon threatened by the unexpected arrival of Nelda, the only child of William and his deceased first wife.