Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Camellia

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

This week I am waiting on. . . 

The Last Camellia
By: Sarah Jio
Publisher: Plume
Release Date: May 28, 2013

On the eve of the Second World War, the last surviving specimen of a camellia plant known as the Middlebury Pink lies secreted away on an English country estate. Flora, an amateur American botanist, is contracted by an international ring of flower thieves to infiltrate the household and acquire the coveted bloom. Her search is at once brightened by new love and threatened by her discovery of a series of ghastly crimes.

More than half a century later, garden designer Addison takes up residence at the manor, now owned by the family of her husband, Rex. The couple’s shared passion for mysteries is fueled by the enchanting camellia orchard and an old gardener’s notebook. Yet its pages hint at dark acts ingeniously concealed. If the danger that Flora once faced remains very much alive, will Addison share her fate?


  1. Doesn't exactly sound like my kind of read, but I still hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Historical Fiction doesn't appeal to everyone, but I LOVE it. Thanks for stopping by The Nest!

  2. Interesting, I haven't heard of this one before! Thanks for sharing :D


  3. Oh my gosh, isn't historical fiction the best? When I was reading the synopsis I couldn't help but think - this would be a fantastic reading group pick!!

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