9.06.2013

The Last Camellia | Sarah Jio


Description from Goodreads:
A romantic and suspenseful tale about two women whose destiny is bound across the years.
On the eve of World War II, 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?

My Thoughts:
I love this book.  Oh course, I love all Sarah Jio's books and she is totally one of my favorite authors of all time.  Seriously.  Her novels  get better and better.  I am a true lover of Historical Fiction and Romance.  She weaves the two together beautifully in all her novels.
I loved the character of Addison and of Flora.  Both had secrets and both were believable and like able.  The setting was described in a way that you felt you like had been there before and I was unable to put the book down.  I had to go to sleep about half way through and literally dreamed about the characters.  That my friends, is a perfect book in my mind.  The kind that you are upset to see end.

You can read reviews of the other Sarah Jio novels by clicking on the links.
The Bungalow
The Violets of March
Blackberry Winter

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